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Building on decades of authoritative scholarship, this completely updated text continues to offer accessible, carefully crafted, and straightforward coverage of the foundations of American politics, as well consistent focus on the achievements of a government by the people In an increasingly cynical world, GBTP emphasizes that politics matters and encourages, motivates, and even inspires studentswith accounts of individual and collective acts of courageousness, intellect, and integrity in the political arenato be effective and informed citizens. With each chapter now framed by nationally-selected learning objectives and chapter mastery self-tests, several compelling new features, and an all new contemporary design, this thoroughly updated Twenty-Third Edition continues in the bookrs"s long tradition for excellence. The National, State, and Local Edition includes the exact same coverage as the National verion, but with additional chapters devoted to State & Local Politics. As we enter this very complex political era, there is no more reliable or more relevant text to help you advance your students from being simple onlookers to knowledgeable participants in the American political experience.
Table of Contents
|Constitutional Democracy||p. 2|
|The Living Constitution||p. 28|
|The Constitution of the United States||p. 50|
|American Federalism||p. 62|
|The Political Process|
|Political Culture and Ideology||p. 90|
|The American Political Landscape||p. 114|
|Interest Groups||p. 146|
|Political Parties||p. 178|
|Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting||p. 206|
|Campaigns and Elections||p. 238|
|The Media and U.S. Politics||p. 274|
|The Presidency||p. 326|
|The Federal Bureaucracy||p. 356|
|The Judiciary||p. 382|
|Rights and Liberties|
|Civil Liberties||p. 408|
|Civil Rights||p. 438|
|The Politics of National Policy|
|Public Policy||p. 468|
|Making Economic Policy||p. 488|
|Making Social Policy||p. 514|
|Making Foreign and Defense Policy||p. 538|
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