Government in America : People, Politics and Policy, Brief Study Edition, Election Update

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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The brief Study Edition of this highly lauded text with a public policy approach and "politics matters" theme has been updated to include important current topics such as the 2004 election and American foreign policy in the Middle East. The brief Study Edition includes a booklet of test questions for each chapter bound in at the end of the book. Framing its content within a "politics matters" theme, the authors of Government in America illustrate the impact government has on the daily lives of each and every American, motivating students to become active participants in all aspects of political culture. In this latest update, all material has been completely updated throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Introducing Government in America
The Constitution
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Public Opinion and Political Action
The Mass Media and the Political Agenda
Political Parties
Campaigns and Voting Behavior
Interest Groups
The Presidency
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Federal Courts
The Congress, the President, and the Budget: Politics of Taxing and Spending
Social Welfare Policymaking
Foreign and Defense Policymaking
Appendix: The Declaration of Independence
Appendix: Federalist No. 10
Appendix: Federalist No. 51
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States
Appendix: Presidents of the United States: 1789-2000
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