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Updated in a new 15thedition, Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, illustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American, particularly its effect on students.#xA0; Designed around the theme that #x1C;politics matters,#x1D; this descriptive text emphasizes public policy - what government actually does.It contains recent political developments and policy on the global economic recession and addresses President Barack Obama#x19;s impact on our current government.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Government in America.


Part 1:  Constitutional Foundations

2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. Civil Liberties and Public Policy.

5. Civil Rights and Public Policy.


Part 2:  People and Politics

6. Public Opinion and Political Action.
7. The Mass Media and the Political Agenda.
8. Political Parties.
9. Nominations and Campaigns.

10. Elections and Voting Behavior.
11. Interest Groups.


Part 3:  The Policymakers

12. Congress.
13. The Presidency.

14. Congress, the President, and the Budget: The Politics of Taxing and Spending.

15. The Federal Bureaucracy.
16. The Federal Courts.


Part 4:  Policies

17. Economic Policymaking.

18. Social Welfare Policymaking.
19. Policymaking for Healthcare, the Environment, and Energy.

20. National Security Policymaking.


Part 5:  State and Local Government

21. The New Face of State and Local Government.


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