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KEY BENFIT: This comprehensive, classic book takes readers from on-lookers to participants. Government by the People lets them see democracy as the participatory government that it is. Covers 2000 Presidential Election, constitutional democracy, political culture and ideology, campaigns and elections, the Presidency, the judiciary, and much more. Explains how Congress and the President work together. For anyone interested in American
Table of Contents
1. Constitutional Democracy. 2. The Living Constitution. 3. American Federalism. 4. Political Culture and Ideology. 5. The American Political Landscape. 6. Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence. 7. Political Parties: Essential to Democracy. 8. Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting. 9. Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action. 10. The Media and American Politics. 11. Congress: The People's Branch. 12. The Presidency: The Leadership Branch. 13. Congressional-Presidential Relations. 14. The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch. 15. The Bureaucracy: The Real Power? 16. First Amendment Freedoms. 17. Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property. 18. Equal Rights Under the Law. 19. Making Economic and Regulatory Policy. 20. Making Social Policy. 21. Making Foreign and Defense Policy. 22. State and Local Politics: Who Governs? 23. State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets? 24. Parties and Elections in the States. 25. State Legislatures. 26. State Governors. 27. Judges and Justice in the States. 28. Local Government and Metropolitics. 29. Making State and Local Policy. 30. Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments. 31. The Democratic Faith.