9780130315670

Government by the People 2001-2002: National, State, and Local Version

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130315670

  • ISBN10:

    0130315672

  • Edition: 19th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2001
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

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 Government.

Author Biography

Frank McLynn is currently visiting professor in the Department of Literature at Strathclyde University in England.

Table of Contents

PART I CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Constitutional Democracy
1(24)
The Living Constitution
25(26)
The Constitution of the United States
43(8)
American Federalism
51(22)
PART II THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Political Culture and Ideology
73(22)
The American Political Landscape
95(22)
Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
117(26)
Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
143(28)
Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
171(22)
Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
193(30)
The Media and American Politics
223(20)
PART III POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
Congress: The People's Branch
243(30)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
273(24)
Congressional-Presidential Relations
297(20)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
317(26)
The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
343(20)
PART IV RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
First Amendment Freedoms
363(20)
Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
383(20)
Equal Rights Under the Law
403(24)
PART V THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
Making Economic and Regulatory Policy
427(28)
Making Social Policy
455(22)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
477(28)
PART VI STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
State and Local Politics: Who Governs?
505(14)
State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets?
519(14)
Parties and Elections in the States
533(18)
State Legislatures
551(24)
State Governors
575(20)
Judges and Justice in the States
595(20)
Local Governments and Metropolitics
615(20)
Making State and Local Policy
635(22)
Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments
657(18)
The Democratic Faith
675
APPENDIX
The Declaration of Independence
A-1
The Federalist, No. 10
A-2
The Federalist, No. 51
A-5
The Federalist, No. 78
A-6
Presidential Election Results
A-9

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