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

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780321318138

ISBN10:
0321318137
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Framing its content within a "politics matters" theme,Government in Americaillustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American, motivating students to become active participants in all aspects of political culture.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Tools for Understanding Government in America xxiii
About the Authors xxxiii
Introducing Government in America
1(25)
Government
7(4)
Issues of the Times: How Can Young People's Interest in Politics Be Increased?
8(3)
Politics
11(1)
The Policymaking System
11(3)
Democracy
14(5)
The Scope of Government in America
19(4)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
23(3)
The Constitution
26(40)
The Origins of the Constitution
28(5)
The Government That Failed: 1776--1787
33(3)
Making a Constitution: The Philadelphia Convention
36(2)
The Agenda in Philadelphia
38(5)
The Madisonian Model
43(4)
Making a Difference: James Madison
43(4)
Ratifying the Constitution
47(3)
Constitutional Change
50(7)
In Focus: John Marshall and the Growth of Judicial Review
54(2)
How You Can Make a Difference: Amending the Constitution
56(1)
Understanding the Constitution
57(5)
Young People and Politics: Lowering the Voting Age
59(1)
Issues of the Times: How Can We Make History Come Alive?
60(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
62(4)
Federalism
66(33)
Defining Federalism
68(3)
Making a Difference: Candy Lightner
70(1)
How You Can Make a Difference: Drinking Age Laws
71(1)
The Constitutional Basis of Federalism
71(8)
Intergovernmental Relations Today
79(11)
Young People and Politics: Federal Support for Colleges and Universities
80(8)
Issues of the Times: The Distribution of Federal Dollars
88(2)
Understanding Federalism
90(5)
You Are the Policymaker: Should Whether You Live Depend on Where You Live?
92(3)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
95(4)
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
99(68)
The Bill of Rights---Then and Now
102(2)
Freedom of Religion
104(4)
Freedom of Expression
108(11)
You Are the Judge: The Case of Animal Sacrifices
109(6)
You Are the Judge: The Case of Drive-in Theater
115(4)
You Are the Judge: The Case of the Nazis' March in Skokie
119(1)
Defendants Rights
119(9)
You Are the Judge: The Case of Ms. Montoya
123(2)
You Are the Judge: The Case of the Dirty Old Man
125(3)
The Right to Privacy
128(3)
Young People and Politics: College Students Help Prevent Wrongful Deaths
129(2)
The Struggle for Equality
131(2)
Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy
133(11)
Women, the Constitution, and Public Policy
144(7)
Making a Difference: Sally Reed
146(4)
You Are the Judge: Is Male-Only Draft Registration Gender Discrimination?
150(1)
Newly Active Groups Under the Civil Rights Umbrella
151(3)
Affirmative Action
154(5)
Issues of the Times: Affirmative Action
156(3)
How You Can Make a Difference: Influencing Affirmative Action
159(1)
Understanding Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
159(3)
You Are the Judge: The Case of the Santa Clara Dispatcher
160(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
162(5)
Public Opinion and Political Action
167(32)
The American People
169(6)
You Are the Policymaker: Do We Need to Get Tougher With Illegal Immigrants?
173(2)
How Americans Learn About Politics: Political Socialization
175(2)
Measuring Public Opinion and Political Information
177(8)
Issues of the Times: Does Conducting Surveys by Telephone Still Make Sense?
180(5)
What Americans Value: Political Ideologies
185(4)
Young People and Politics: How Younger and Older Americans Compare on the Issues
186(3)
How Americans Participate in Politics
189(4)
Making a Difference: Granny D and Her Walk for Campaign Finance Reform
190(3)
Understanding Public Opinion and Political Action
193(3)
How You Can Make a Difference: Getting Involved
195(1)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
196(3)
The Mass Media and the Political Agenda
199(29)
The Mass Media Today
201(1)
The Development of Media Politics
202(9)
Making a Difference: Matt Drudge
209(1)
Young People and Politics: How the Under-30 Crowd Learns from Different Media Sources
210(1)
Reporting the News
211(9)
How You Can Make a Difference: The Internet and Political Action
213(1)
Issues of the Times: Has Technology Really Improved the Quality of Political Reporting?
214(4)
You Are the Policymaker: Should the Networks Have To Provide Free Air Time to Presidential Candidates?
218(2)
The News and Public Opinion
220(2)
The Media's Agenda-Setting Function
222(1)
Understanding the Mass Media
223(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
225(3)
Political Parties
228(30)
The Meaning of Party
229(3)
The Party in the Electorate
232(3)
Young People and Politics: The Parties Face an Independent Youth
234(1)
The Party Organizations: From the Grass Roots to Washington
235(5)
Issues of the Times: Should Political Parties Be Compiling Data About You?
238(2)
The Party in Government: Promises and Policy
240(1)
Party Eras in American History
241(7)
Third Parties: Their Impact on American Politics
248(2)
Understanding Political Parties
250(5)
In Focus: Multiparty Systems in Other Countries
251(1)
How You Can Make a Difference: Minor Political Parties
252(3)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
255(3)
Campaigns and Voting Behavior
258(40)
The Nomination Game
260(10)
Issues of the Times: Will the Presidential Candidates Pay Any Attention to California in 2008?
266(3)
You Are the Policymaker: National and Regional Presidential Primary Proposals
269(1)
The Campaign Game
270(2)
Making a Difference: Mary Beth Cahill Takes Charge of the Kerry' Campaign
271(1)
Young People and Politics: Declining Interest in Working in Campaigns
272(1)
Money and Campaigning
272(7)
The Impact of Campaigns
279(2)
Whether To Vote: A Citizen's First Choice
281(3)
How You Can Make a Difference: Volunteering for Political Campaigns
280(4)
How Americans Vote: Explaining Citizens' Decisions
284(6)
The Last Battle: The Electoral College
290(3)
Understanding Campaigns and Voting Behavior
293(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
295(3)
Interest Groups
298(32)
Defining Interest Groups
300(1)
Theories of Interest Group Politics
301(3)
What Makes an Interest Group Successful?
304(6)
Young People and Politics: The Virginia 21 Coalition
308(2)
How Groups Try To Shape Policy
310(8)
Issues of the Times: How Much Contact with Lobbyists Is Too Much?
314(2)
You Are the Policymaker: Should PACs Be Eliminated?
316(2)
Types of Interest Groups
318(6)
Making a Difference: Danny Seo
322(2)
Understanding Interest Groups
324(3)
How You Can Make a Difference: Interest Groups
325(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
327(3)
Congress
330(39)
The Representatives and Senators
332(4)
Congressional Elections
336(6)
How Congress Is Organized To Make Policy
342(21)
Young People and Politics: Are Opportunities To Intern Biased in Favor of the Wealthy?
353
Making a Difference: Tony Battista
352(6)
Issues of the Times: Polarized Politics in Congress
358(4)
How You Can Make a Difference: Gun Control
362(1)
Understanding Congress
363(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
365(4)
The Presidency
369(48)
The Presidents
371(6)
You Are the Policymaker: Should President Clinton Have Been Convicted?
376(1)
Presidential Powers
377(2)
Running the Government: The Chief Executive
379(7)
Presidential Leadership of Congress: The Politics of Shared Powers
386(10)
The President and National Security Policy
396(5)
Power from the People: The Public Presidency
401(6)
Young People and Politics: The Generation Gap in Watching the President
406(1)
The President and the Press
407(3)
Making a Difference: Helen Thomas
408(2)
Understanding the American Presidency
410(4)
How You Can Make a Difference: The Fast Track to the White House
411(1)
Issues of the Times: Who Controls White House News?
412(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
414(3)
The Federal Bureaucracy
417(38)
The Bureaucrats
419(7)
How Bureaucracies Are Organized
426(4)
Bureaucracies as Implementors
430(9)
Young People and Politics: Drug Offenses and Financial Aid
433(2)
Making a Difference: Harry Carey and Sara Pratt
435(4)
Bureaucracies as Regulators
439(6)
How You Can Make a Difference: NASA
440(4)
You Are the Policymaker: How Should We Regulate?
444(1)
Understanding Bureaucracies
445(7)
Issues of the Times: Managing the Federal Bureaucracy
450(2)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
452(3)
The Federal Courts
455(38)
The Nature of the Judicial System
457(3)
Making a Difference: Thurgood Marshall
460(1)
The Structure of the Federal Judicial System
460(5)
The Politics of Judicial Selection
465(5)
The Backgrounds of Judges and Justices
470(4)
The Courts as Policymakers
474(7)
You Are the Policymaker: The Debate over Original Intentions
480(1)
Understanding the Courts
481(8)
How You Can Make a Difference: Teen Court
482(3)
Young People and Politics: The Supreme Court Is Closer than You Think
485(1)
Issues of the Times: How Should the Courts Interpret the Law?
486(3)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
489(4)
The Congress, The President, and the Budget, The Politics of Taxing and Spending
493(28)
Sources of Federal Revenue 494
496(11)
Issues of the Times: Who Should Bear the Burden of Taxes?
500(5)
Young People and Politics: Education and the Federal Tax Code
505(2)
Making a Difference: Robert McIntyre
507(1)
Federal Expenditures
507(8)
Understanding Budgeting
515(4)
You Are the Policymaker: Balancing the Budget
516(2)
How You Can Make a Difference: The Federal Government and Student Loans
518(1)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
519(2)
Social Welfare Policymaking
521(26)
What Is Social Policy and Why Is It So Controversial?
523(1)
Income, Poverty, and Public Policy
524(7)
Making a Difference: Mollie Orshansky and the Origins of the Poverty Threshold
527(4)
Helping the Poor? Social Policy and Poverty
531(3)
Living on Borrowed Time: Social Security
534(8)
You Are the Judge: Should the Government Promote Marriage?
534(5)
Young People and Politics: Social Security and UFOs
539(1)
Issues of the Times: Should We Privatize Social Security?
540(2)
Social Welfare Policy Elsewhere
542(1)
Understanding Social Welfare Policy
542(2)
How You Can Make a Difference: Social Security Reform
543(1)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
544(3)
National Security Policymaking
547(42)
American Foreign Policy: Instruments, Actors, and Policymakers
548(11)
Making a Difference: Jody Williams
552(2)
Issues of the Times: Managing Crises
554(5)
American Foreign Policy: An Overview
559(10)
You Are the Policymaker: Defending Human Rights
567(2)
The Politics of Defense Policy
569(5)
The New Global Agenda
574(11)
Young People and Politics: Embracing Globalization
578(6)
How You Can Make a Difference: Getting Involved in the Foreign Policy Process
584(1)
Understanding National Security Policymaking
585(1)
Summary / Internet Resources / Get Connected / Further Reading
586(3)
Appendix 589(26)
Glossary 615(17)
Notes 632(18)
Key Terms in Spanish 650(6)
Acknowledgements 656(2)
Index 658


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