9780130116352

Government by the People: Brief Edition

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    9780130116352

  • ISBN10:

    0130116351

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/1999
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

B> This highly-acclaimed, brief survey of the workings and issues of the American political system--and the constitutional and political values that shape American politics and policies--focuses on the people that have made this country what it is today, and covers up-to-the-minute developments on the national, international, and local scenes. Features a dramatic 4-color design--with many state-of-the-art graphics, exciting photos, and witty cartoons, and intriguing and thought-provoking boxed material: People Debates boxes with challenging arguments on significant political topics; A Closer Look with background information on timely key issues; You Decide question-and-answer boxes with a problem in context; and We the People boxes that reflect the concerns and experiences of minorities in relation to the American government. Constitutional Democracy The Constitution of the United States. American Federalism. First Amendment Rights. Equal Justice Under the Law. Political Culture and Ideology. The American Political Landscape. Political Parties and Interest Groups. Public Opinion and Elections. The Media and American Politics. Congress: The People's Branch. The Presidency: The Leadership Branch? The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch. The Bureaucracy: The Real Power? Domestic Policy. Foreign and Defense Policy. For anyone who wants a solid, but brief introduction to the workings and issues of American government.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Constitutional Democracy
1(43)
The Constitution of the United States
37(7)
American Federalism
44(22)
PART TWO: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
First Amendment Rights
66(23)
Equal Justice under the Law
89(37)
PART THREE: THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Political Culture and Ideology
126(21)
The American Political Landscape
147(25)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
172(30)
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
202(31)
The Media and American Politics
233(21)
PART FOUR: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
Congress: The People's Branch
254(30)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
284(27)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
311(27)
The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
338(22)
PART FIVE: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
Making Economic and Social Policy
360(36)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
396(27)
APPENDIX
The Declaration of Independence
423(1)
The Federalist, No. 10
424(3)
The Federalist, No. 51
427(1)
The Federalist, No. 78
428(3)
Presidential Election Results
431

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