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Government by the People, Brief Election Update

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9780131939066

ISBN10:
0131939068
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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Table of Contents

A Message from the Authors ix
A Message from the Publisher xi
About the Authors xvii
PART I Constitutional Principles
Constitutional Democracy
1(47)
Defining Democracy
3(1)
People Debate Liberty Versus Security
4(6)
The Constitutional Convention of 1787
10(1)
We the People The Framers: Hamilton and Madison
11(4)
To Adopt or Not to Adopt?
15(3)
The Living Constitution
18(1)
Checking Power with Power
19(4)
In Comparative Perspective The European Union
23(1)
Judicial Review and the ``Guardians of the Constitution''
24(2)
The Constitution as an Instrument of Government
26(1)
In Comparative Perspective The British and American Systems: A Study in Contrasts
27(2)
We the People Gregory Watson and the Twenty-Seventh Amendment
29(1)
Changing the Letter of the Constitution
29(3)
The Map of Freedom
32(3)
Summary
32(1)
Key Terms
33(1)
Further Reading
33(2)
The Constitution of the United States
35(13)
American Federalism
48(24)
Defining Federalism
50(4)
The Constitutional Structure of American Federalism
54(5)
In Comparative Perspective Three Different Approaches to Federalism
59(1)
The Role of the Federal Courts: Umpires of Federalism
60(5)
Regulatory Federalism, Federal Grants, and Federal Mandates
65(2)
The Politics of Federalism
67(2)
The Future of Federalism
69(3)
Summary
70(1)
Key Terms
71(1)
Further Reading
71(1)
PART II The Political Process
Political Culture and Ideology
72(24)
The American Political Culture
74(3)
We the People Where We Learn the American Political Culture
77(2)
We the People Oprah Winfrey: Achieving the American Dream
79(3)
Political Ideology and Attitudes Toward Government
82(6)
People Debate Ideology
88(3)
Political Ideology and the American People
91(1)
Ideology and Tolerance
92(1)
Political Survey: What Do You Believe?
93(3)
Summary
94(1)
Key Terms
94(1)
Further Reading
94(2)
The American Political Landscape
96(24)
A Land of Diversity
98(5)
Where We Live
103(1)
Who We Are
104(1)
We the People Percentage of the Population by Race and Origin
105(6)
We the People Religion and Politics
111(6)
Unity in a Land of Diversity
117(1)
In Comparative Perspective Politics and Urbanization in Mexico
117(1)
The Great American Divide
118(2)
Summary
118(1)
Key Terms
119(1)
Further Reading
119(1)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
120(36)
What Parties Do for Democracy
122(4)
In Comparative Perspective Israel's Coalition Government
126(2)
American Parties Today
128(5)
We the People Portrait of the Electorate
133(4)
Interest Groups
137(1)
Types of Interest Groups
137(6)
Characteristics and Power of Interest Groups
143(3)
The Influence of Lobbyists
146(1)
Money and Politics
147(3)
The 2002 Campaign Finance Reforms
150(3)
Curing the Mischiefs of Faction--Two Centuries Later
153(1)
Lobbying America
153(3)
Summary
154(1)
Key Terms
154(1)
Further Reading
154(2)
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
156(42)
Public Opinion
158(5)
Participation: Translating Opinions into Action
163(4)
In Comparative Perspective Registration and Voting in the World's Democracies
167(1)
We the People Voter Turnout by Demographic Factors
168(1)
Voting Choices
169(4)
Elections: The Rules of the Game
173(4)
Running for Congress
177(3)
Running for President
180(5)
Money in U.S. Elections
185(6)
In Comparative Perspective Campaign Financing in Britain and Canada
191(1)
Improving Elections
192(3)
Election in Action: 2004 Presidential Election
195(3)
Summary
196(1)
Key Terms
196(1)
Further Reading
196(2)
The Media and American Politics
198(22)
The Influence of the Media on Politics
200(4)
The Changing Role of the American News Media
204(3)
In Comparative Perspective The Media's Role in Keeping Government Honest
207(1)
Mediated Politics
207(6)
The Media and Elections
213(3)
The Media and Governance
216(4)
Summary
218(1)
Key Terms
218(1)
Further Reading
218(2)
PART III Policy-Making Institutions
Congress: The People's Branch
220(36)
Congressional Elections
222(5)
The Structure and Powers of Congress
227(2)
Managing Congress
229(10)
The Job of the Legislator
239(3)
People Debate Dissent in War
242(4)
The Legislative Obstacle Course
246(4)
Congress: An Assessment and a View on Reform
250(3)
Running for Congress
253(3)
Summary
254(1)
Key Terms
254(1)
Further Reading
255(1)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
256(28)
The Structure and Powers of the Presidency
258(1)
In Comparative Perspective Types of Presidential Systems
259(7)
What Americans Expect of Their Presidents
266(1)
Roles Assumed by the President
267(5)
Managing the Presidency
272(4)
People in Politics Hillary Clinton
276(1)
Holding Presidents Accountable
277(4)
Judging Presidential Greatness
281(1)
Presidential Greatness: How Do We Judge Them?
282(2)
Summary
282(1)
Key Terms
283(1)
Further Reading
283(1)
Congress and the President
284(20)
Separate but Equal Branches
286(1)
Sources of Discord
287(3)
The Ebb and Flow of Power Between the Branches
290(8)
Building Coalitions
298(1)
The President's Agenda
299(3)
Who's Got the Power?
302(2)
Summary
302(1)
Key Terms
302(1)
Further Reading
303(1)
The Federal Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
304(24)
Defining the Federal Bureaucracy
306(1)
We the People The Changing Face of the Federal Government
307(7)
Working for Government
314(4)
The Bureaucracy's Job
318(2)
In Comparative Perspective Comparing the Size of Government
320(1)
Holding the Bureaucracy Accountable
320(1)
People in Politics James Lee Witt
321(5)
Bureaucracy: A Place Where Ideals Meet Reality
326(2)
Summary
326(1)
Key Terms
327(1)
Further Reading
327(1)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
328(28)
The Scope of Judicial Power
330(3)
The Federal Judicial System
333(3)
The Politics of Appointing Federal Judges
336(4)
People in Politics Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
340(4)
People Debate Bush v. Gore and the 2000 Presidential Election
344(1)
The Supreme Court and How It Operates
345(7)
Judicial Power in a Constitutional Democracy
352(4)
Summary
354(1)
Key Terms
354(1)
Further Reading
355(1)
PART IV Rights and Liberties
First Amendment Freedoms
356(22)
Rights in the Original Constitution
357(1)
The Bill of Rights and the States
358(2)
Freedom of Religion
360(3)
Free Speech and Free People
363(3)
Nonprotected and Protected Speech
366(2)
In Comparative Perspective Hate Speech in Canada
368(1)
Freedom of the Press
369(2)
Other Media and Communications
371(2)
Freedom of Assembly
373(3)
Civil Liberties: The Great Balancing Act
376(2)
Summary
377(1)
Key Terms
377(1)
Further Reading
377(1)
Equal Justice Under the Law
378(32)
Citizenship Rights
380(1)
Equality and Equal Rights
381(5)
Equal Protection of the Laws: What Does It Mean
386(1)
Voting Rights
387(2)
Education Rights
389(1)
Rights to Accommodations, Jobs, and Homes
390(2)
Affirmative Action: Is It Constitutional?
392(1)
Property Rights
393(1)
People Debate Affirmative Action
394(2)
Due Process Rights
396(1)
Privacy Rights
397(2)
Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes
399(7)
How Just Is Our System of Justice?
406(2)
The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties
408(1)
Travel the Civil Rights Timeline
408(2)
Summary
408(1)
Key Terms
409(1)
Further Reading
409(1)
PART V The Politics of National Policy
Making Economic and Social Policy
410(34)
Making Public Policy
412(1)
Economic Policy
413(1)
Fiscal Policy
413(4)
In Comparative Perspective Income Taxes in Various Countries
417(1)
Monetary Policy
418(2)
Promoting Economic Growth
420(2)
Regulating the Economy
422(4)
The Deregulation Dilemma
426(1)
The Role of Government in Social Policy
427(1)
The Early History of Social Policy in the United States
428(1)
Types of Social Policy
429(1)
The Expansion of Social Policy in the Twentieth Century
430(2)
People Debate Restoring Confidence in Social Security
432(5)
Social Policy Challenges for the Future: Health, Education, and Crime
437(4)
The Politics of Social Policy
441(1)
Balancing the Nation's Checkbook: What Can You Get for $4 Trillion?
441(3)
Summary
442(1)
Key Terms
442(1)
Further Reading
443(1)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
444
Vital Interests in the Twenty-First Century
446(7)
The Foreign and Defense Policy Bureaucracy
453(8)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
461(5)
Foreign and Defense Policy Options
466(2)
In Comparative Perspective Foreign Aid
468(2)
Special Problems in Defense Policy
470(1)
People in Politics Colin L. Powell
471(4)
Prospects for the Future
475(1)
The Impact of Foreign Aid
476
Summary
476(1)
Key Terms
476(1)
Further Reading
477
APPENDIX
The Declaration of Independence
1(1)
The Federalist, No. 10
2(3)
The Federalist, No. 51
5(1)
The Federalist, No. 78
6(3)
Presidential Election Results, 1789-2000
9(2)
Presidents and Vice Presidents
11
Glossary 1(1)
Notes 1(1)
Photo Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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