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Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, Brief Version

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7th
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9780321129604

ISBN10:
0321129601
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
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Summary

Edwards, George C. III; Wattenberg, Martin P.; Lineberry, Robert L., Government in America Brief, Study Edition, with L.P. com access card, 6th Edition*\ This Study Edition of Edwards' popular brief text is certain to improve readers understanding in American government. Contains an abundance of free quizzes to test your knowledge on American politics. Technology advantage free subscription to LongmanParticipate.com in every new copy of the book! LongmanParticipate.com is a revolutionary website that is sure to engage readers in the topic of American government. For those interested in American government.

Table of Contents

List of Selected Featuresp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
A Student Guide to Reading Charts and Graphsp. xxvi
About the Authorsp. xxix
Introducing Government in Americap. 1
Two Central Questions for Governingp. 6
Government and Politicsp. 7
The Policymaking Systemp. 10
Democratic Governmentp. 13
The Scope of Government in Americap. 21
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Constitutional Foundationsp. 29
The Constitutionp. 30
The Origins of the Constitutionp. 32
The Government That Failed: 1776-1787p. 37
Making a Constitution: The Philadelphia Conventionp. 40
The Agenda in Philadelphiap. 43
The Madisonian Modelp. 49
Ratifying the Constitutionp. 54
Constitutional Changep. 57
Understanding the Constitutionp. 63
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Federalismp. 70
Defining Federalismp. 72
The Constitutional Basis of Federalismp. 75
Intergovernmental Relations Todayp. 83
Understanding Federalismp. 91
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Civil Liberties and Public Policyp. 100
The Bill of Rights--Then and Nowp. 102
Freedom of Religionp. 104
Freedom of Expressionp. 110
Defendants' Rightsp. 123
The Right to Privacyp. 131
Understanding Civil Libertiesp. 135
Summary
Key Terms
Key Cases
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Civil Rights and Public Policyp. 142
Two Centuries of Strugglep. 144
Race, the Constitution, and Public Policyp. 147
Women, the Constitution, and Public Policyp. 158
Newly Active Groups Under the Civil Rights Umbrellap. 166
Affirmative Actionp. 170
Understanding Civil Rights and Public Policyp. 173
Summary
Key Terms
Key Cases
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
People And Politicsp. 179
Public Opinion and Political Actionp. 180
The American Peoplep. 181
How Americans Learn About Politics: Political Socializationp. 189
Measuring Public Opinion and Political Informationp. 194
What Americans Value: Political Ideologiesp. 199
How Americans Participate in Politicsp. 204
Understanding Public Opinion and Political Actionp. 210
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
The Mass Media and the Political Agendap. 216
The Mass Media Todayp. 218
The Development of Media Politicsp. 221
Reporting the Newsp. 226
The News and Public Opinionp. 232
The Media's Agenda-Setting Functionp. 234
Understanding the Mass Mediap. 236
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Political Partiesp. 242
The Meaning of Partyp. 243
The Party in the Electoratep. 247
The Party Organizations: From the Grass Roots to Washingtonp. 249
The Party in Government: Promises and Policyp. 253
Party Eras in American Historyp. 255
Third Parties: Their Impact on American Politicsp. 262
Understanding Political Partiesp. 265
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Nominations and Campaignsp. 274
The Nomination Gamep. 276
The Campaign Gamep. 287
Money and Campaigningp. 292
The Impact of Campaignsp. 299
Understanding Nominations and Campaignsp. 300
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Elections and Voting Behaviorp. 306
How American Elections Workp. 308
A Tale of Three Electionsp. 310
Whether to Vote: A Citizen's First Choicep. 314
How Americans Vote: Explaining Citizens' Decisionsp. 321
The Last Battle: The Electoral Collegep. 326
Understanding Elections and Voting Behaviorp. 327
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Interest Groupsp. 334
The Role and Reputation of Interest Groupsp. 336
Theories of Interest Group Politicsp. 338
What Makes an Interest Group Successful?p. 342
The Interest Group Explosionp. 345
How Groups Try to Shape Policyp. 346
Types of Interest Groupsp. 353
Understanding Interest Groupsp. 360
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
The Policymakersp. 367
Congressp. 368
The Representatives and Senatorsp. 370
Congressional Electionsp. 374
How Congress is Organized to Make Policyp. 380
The Congressional Processp. 392
Understanding Congressp. 400
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
The Presidencyp. 410
The Presidentsp. 412
Presidential Powersp. 417
Running the Government: The Chief Executivep. 421
Presidential Leadership of Congress: The Politics of Shared Powersp. 427
The President and National Security Policyp. 436
Power from the People: The Public Presidencyp. 441
The President and the Pressp. 447
Understanding the American Presidencyp. 450
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
The Congress, the President, and the Budget: The Politics of Taxing and Spendingp. 456
Sources of Federal Revenuep. 458
Federal Expendituresp. 466
The Budgetary Processp. 474
Understanding Budgetingp. 482
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
The Federal Bureaucracyp. 488
The Bureaucratsp. 490
How Bureaucracies Are Organizedp. 497
Bureaucracies as Implementorsp. 502
Bureaucracies as Regulatorsp. 510
Understanding Bureaucraciesp. 515
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
The Federal Courtsp. 526
The Nature of the Judicial Systemp. 528
The Structure of the Federal Judicial Systemp. 532
The Politics of Judicial Selectionp. 536
The Background of Judges and Justicesp. 539
The Courts as Policymakersp. 545
The Courts and the Policy Agendap. 551
Understanding the Courtsp. 555
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Policiesp. 565
Economic Policymakingp. 566
Government and the Economyp. 568
Instruments for Controlling the Economyp. 572
Obstacles to Controlling the Economyp. 575
Arenas of Economic Policymakingp. 577
Understanding Economic Policymakingp. 583
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Social Welfare Policymakingp. 590
Income, Poverty, and Public Policyp. 592
The Nature of Wealth and Povertyp. 596
Social Welfare Programsp. 599
The Evolution of America's Social Welfare Programsp. 601
Understanding Social Welfare Policyp. 609
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Policymaking for Health Care and the Environmentp. 614
Health Care Policyp. 615
Environmental Policyp. 626
Understanding Health Care and Environmental Policyp. 638
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Foreign and Defense Policymakingp. 644
American Foreign Policy: Instruments, Actors, and Policymakersp. 645
American Foreign Policy: An Overviewp. 655
The Politics of Defense Policyp. 661
The New Global Agendap. 666
Understanding Foreign and Defense Policymakingp. 677
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
State And Local Governmentp. 683
The New Face of State and Local Governmentp. 684
State Constitutionsp. 687
State Electionsp. 689
Governors and the Executive Branchp. 696
State Legislaturesp. 701
State Court Systemsp. 704
Direct Democracyp. 706
State and Local Government Relationsp. 709
Local Governmentsp. 710
State and Local Finance Policyp. 718
Understanding State and Local Governmentsp. 721
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
Internet Resources
Notes
Appendixp. 728
Glossaryp. 751
Key Terms in Spanishp. 771
Acknowledgmentsp. 777
Indexp. 781
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