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Government by the People, California Brief Edition,9780131930056

Government by the People, California Brief Edition

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Pub. Date:
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Summary

Responding to the need for a more meaningful study of American government, Prentice Hall proudly presents this new Teaching and Learning Classroom (T.L.C.) Edition. Building on a long tradition of clear and accessible writing, sound scholarship, and currency set forth in the authors comprehensive Government by the People text, this T.L.C. Edition offers the most visually appealing presentation of politics students will use in the classroom, in society, and in life. This text is designed around the premise that students will read get involved and participate in politics so personal, its as passionate as it is powerful.

Table of Contents

A Message from the Authors viii
A Message from the Publisher x
About the Authors xiii
Make It Real xiv
Electoral College Map xvi
PART I Constitutional Principles
Constitutional Democracy
4(44)
Defining Democracy
8(6)
Global Perceptions American Ideas about Democracy
10(4)
The Constitutional Convention of 1787
14(6)
People and Politics: Making a Difference
16(4)
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
To Adopt or Not to Adopt?
20(2)
The Living Constitution
22(2)
Checking Power with Power
24(4)
In Comparative Perspective The European Union
28(1)
Judicial Review and the ``Guardians of the Constitution''
28(3)
Changing Face of American Politics The Civil Rights Movement and Justice Thurgood Marshall
29(2)
The Constitution as an Instrument of Government
31(3)
In Comparative Perspective The British and American Systems: A Study in Contrasts
33(1)
Changing the Letter of the Constitution
34(14)
Make It Real The Constitution: What If You Were a Founding Father?
37(1)
Summary
37(1)
Key Terms
38(1)
Further Reading
38(2)
The Constitution of the United States
40(8)
American Federalism
48(28)
Defining Federalism
52(4)
Global Perceptions Government Control of Our Daily Lives
54(2)
The Constitutional Structure of American Federalism
56(6)
Changing Face of American Politics Minorities and Women Are Gaining Ground in the Workforce
56(5)
In Comparative Perspective Three Different Approaches to Federalism
61(1)
The Role of the Federal Courts: Umpires of Federalism
62(5)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist
66(1)
Regulatory Federalism: Grants, Mandates, and New Techniques of Control
67(2)
The Politics of Federalism
69(2)
The Future of Federalism
71(5)
Summary
72(1)
Key Terms
73(1)
Further Reading
73(3)
PART II The Political Process
Political Culture and Ideology
76(24)
Changing Face of American Politics Trust in America
79(1)
The American Political Culture
79(9)
Global Perceptions Spread of American Ideas and Customs
84(1)
In Comparative Perspective Political Culture in Mexico
85(3)
Political Ideology and Attitudes Toward Government
88(7)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Rachel Carson and the Environmental Movement
94(1)
Politicial Ideology and the American People
95(2)
Ideology and Tolerance
97(3)
Make It Real Political Survey: What Do You Believe?
98(1)
Summary
98(1)
Key Terms
98(1)
Further Reading
99(1)
The American Political Landscape
100(26)
Global Perceptions Influence of Immigrants
103(1)
A Land of Diversity
103(5)
Where We Live
108(1)
Who We Are
109(15)
Changing Face of American Politics Percentage of the Population by Race and Origin
110(3)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Bill Richardson: Governor of New Mexico
113(1)
In Comparative Perspective Immigration Politics in Canada
114(10)
Unity in a Land of Diversity
124(2)
Make It Real The Great American Divide
124(1)
Summary
124(1)
Key Terms
125(1)
Further Reading
125(1)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
126(38)
What Parties Do for Democracy
128(6)
Global Perceptions Importance of Honest Elections, Held Regularly, with a Choice of Two or More Candidates
133(1)
American Parties Today
134(8)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Blaise Hazelwood
138(4)
Interest Groups
142(1)
Types of Interest Groups
142(7)
In Comparative Perspective Unions in Sweden
146(3)
Characteristics and Power of Interest Groups
149(4)
The Influence of Lobbyists
153(1)
Money and Politics
154(2)
Curing the Mischiefs of Faction---Two Centuries Later
156(8)
Make It Real The Political Horizon
161(1)
Summary
161(1)
Key Terms
162(1)
Further Reading
162(2)
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
164(42)
Public Opinion
167(5)
Participation: Translating Opinions into Action
172(1)
Counting Votes
173(7)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Steve Rosenthal and America Coming Together
174(3)
In Comparative Perspective Registration and Voting in the World's Democracies
177(3)
Changing Face of American Politics Voter Turnout by Demographic Factors
180(1)
Voting Choices
180(3)
Elections: The Rules of the Game
183(4)
Global Perceptions Corrupt Political Leaders
187(1)
Running for Congress
187(4)
Running for President
191(4)
Money in U.S. Elections
195(5)
Improving Elections
200(4)
In Comparative Perspective Campaign Financing in Britain and Canada
201(3)
Make It Real Election in Action: 2004 Presidential Election
204(1)
Summary
204(1)
Key Terms
205(1)
Further Reading
205(1)
The Media and American Politics
206(26)
The Influence of the Media on Politics
208(5)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Sean Hannity
210(3)
The Changing Role of the American News Media
213(3)
In Comparative Perspective A Less Than Free Press in Russia
216(1)
Mediated Politics
216(6)
Global Perceptions Influence of News Organizations
218(4)
The Media and Elections
222(4)
The Media and Governance
226(6)
Summary
228(1)
Key Terms
228(1)
Further Reading
228(4)
PART III Policy-Making Institutions
Congress: The People's Branch
232(32)
Congressional Elections
234(5)
The Structure and Powers of Congress
239(2)
Making Congress Work
241(11)
In Comparative Perspective The Nigerian Assembly
242(1)
Global Perceptions Democratic Government versus Strong Leader
243(2)
Changing Face of American Politics Diversity in Congress
245(7)
The Job of the Legislator
252(6)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Generation X in Congress Harold Ford Jr., and Adam Putnam
253(2)
Changing Face of American Politics Comparing Members
255(3)
The Legislative Obstacle Course
258(3)
An Assessment of Congress
261(3)
Make It Real Running for Congress
262(1)
Summary
262(1)
Key Terms
263(1)
Further Reading
263(1)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
264(34)
The Structure and Powers of the Presidency
266(8)
In Comparative Perspective The Mexican President
268(4)
Global Perceptions Reason for Unfavorable View of the United States
272(2)
Controversies in Presidential Power
274(3)
Evolution of the Presidency
277(2)
Managing the Presidency
279(7)
Changing Face of American Politics Presidential Appointees
283(2)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Condoleezza Rice
285(1)
The President's Job
286(4)
Election 2004: An Analysis
290(2)
Congress and the Presidency
292(3)
Judging Presidents
295(3)
Make It Real Presidential Greatness: How Do We Judge Them?
296(1)
Summary
296(1)
Key Terms
297(1)
Further Reading
297(1)
The Federal Bureaucracy: Executing the Laws
298(24)
Understanding the Federal Bureaucracy
300(11)
Changing Face of American Politics A Representative Bureaucracy?
303(5)
In Comparative Perspective The Japanese Bureaucracy
308(3)
Working for Government
311(2)
The Bureaucracy's Job
313(3)
Global Perceptions Efficiency of the Government
315(1)
Holding the Bureaucracy Accountable
316(3)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Denise Johnson
317(2)
Government's Achievements
319(3)
Make It Real Bureaucracy: A Place Where Ideals Meet Reality
320(1)
Summary
320(1)
Key Terms
320(1)
Further Reading
321(1)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
322(28)
The Scope of Judicial Power
324(3)
Global Perceptions Importance of a Fair Judicial System
326(1)
The Federal Judicial System
327(3)
In Comparative Perspective Constitutional Courts in Europe
329(1)
The Politics of Appointing Federal Judges
330(9)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
332(1)
Changing Face of American Politics Diversity on the Federal Bench
333(6)
The Supreme Court and How It Operates
339(5)
Judicial Power in a Constitutional Democracy
344(6)
Summary
346(1)
Key Terms
347(1)
Further Reading
347(3)
PART IV Rights and Liberties
First Amendment Freedoms
350(24)
Rights in the Original Constitution
352(1)
The Bill of Rights and the States
353(2)
Global Perceptions Free Practice of Religion
355(1)
Freedom of Religion
355(5)
Changing Face of American Politics Growing Religious Intensity and Polarization
358(1)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Ernesto Pichardo
359(1)
Free Speech and Free People
360(2)
Nonprotected and Protected Speech
362(4)
In Comparative Perspective Hate Speech in Canada
365(1)
Freedom of the Press
366(2)
Other Media and Communications
368(2)
Freedom of Assembly
370(4)
Make It Real Civil Liberties: The Great Balancing Act
372(1)
Summary
372(1)
Key Terms
372(1)
Further Reading
373(1)
Equal Justice Under the Law
374(38)
Citizenship Rights
376(2)
Equality and Equal Rights
378(4)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Martin Luther King, Jr.
381(1)
Equal Protection of the Laws: What Does It Mean?
382(4)
Changing Face of American Politics Racial and Ethnic Identification
384(2)
Voting Rights
386(2)
Education Rights
388(1)
Rights of Association, Accommodations, Jobs, and Homes
389(2)
The Affirmative Action Controversy
391(2)
Property Rights
393(1)
Due Process Rights
394(2)
Privacy Rights
396(2)
Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes
398(5)
How Just Is Our System of Justice?
403(4)
Changing Face of American Politics A Renewed Debate over the Death Penalty
404(3)
The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties
407(5)
Summary
407(1)
Key Terms
408(1)
Further Reading
408(4)
PART V The Politics of National Policy
Making Economic and Social Policy
412(40)
Making Public Policy
414(2)
Economic Policy
416(1)
Fiscal Policy
417(4)
In Comparative Perspective Taxing Policy in the U.S. and Denmark
421(1)
Monetary Policy
421(2)
Promoting Economic Growth
423(2)
Regulating the Economy
425(6)
Changing Face of American Politics Women and Minorities in the Board Room
427(4)
The Deregulation Movement
431(1)
Social Policy
432(1)
The Role of Government in Social Policy
433(1)
The Early History of Social Policy in the United States
433(2)
Global Perceptions How Success in Life Is Determined
434(1)
Types of Social Policy
435(1)
The Expansion of Social Policy in the Twentieth Century
436(6)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Lucille Roybal-Allard
439(3)
Social Policy Challenges for the Future: Health, Education, and Safety
442(6)
In Comparative Perspective Health Care in the U.S. and Canada
444(4)
The Politics of Social Policy
448(4)
Make It Real Balancing the Nation's Checkbook: What Can You Get for $4 Trillion?
448(1)
Summary
449(1)
Key Terms
449(1)
Further Reading
450(2)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
452
Vital Interests in the Twenty-First Century
455(6)
The Foreign and Defense Policy Bureaucracy
461(6)
Global Perceptions Civilian Control of the Military
465(1)
Changing Face of American Politics Diversity in the Military
466(1)
Participants in Foreign and Defense Policy
467(3)
Foreign and Defense Policy Options
470(5)
In Comparative Perspective Foreign Aid in the Netherlands
473(2)
Special Problems in Defense Policy
475(4)
People and Politics: Making a Difference Gen. Antonio Taguba
477(2)
Prospects for the Future
479
Make It Real The Impact of Foreign Aid
479(1)
Summary
480(1)
Key Terms
480(1)
Further Reading
480
Appendix
The Declaration of Independence
1(1)
The Federalist, No. 10
2(2)
The Federalist, No. 51
4(2)
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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