9780132871785

Government by the People: National, State, and Local Version

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    9780132871785

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    0132871785

  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/1998
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Acclaimed for its superb writing style and comprehensive and balanced treatment of the American political system, this classic book has been thoroughly revised and updated to address the diverse and changing nature of American politics. Covers fundamental principles processes, and institutions that pertain to American government and politics at all levels.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES 1(80)
1 Constitutional Democracy
1(2)
2 The Living Constitution
25(28)
The Constitution of the United States
45(8)
3 American Federalism
53(28)
PART TWO: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES 81(90)
4 First Amendment Rights
81(32)
5 Equal Rights under the Law
113(32)
6 Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
145(26)
PART THREE: THE POLITICAL PROCESS 171(186)
7 Political Culture and Ideology
171(28)
8 The American Political Landscape
199(24)
9 Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
223(28)
10 Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
251(28)
11 Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
279(24)
12 Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
303(30)
13 The Media and American Politics
333(24)
PART FOUR: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS 357(118)
14 Congress: The People's Branch
357(32)
15 The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
389(30)
16 The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
419(28)
17 The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
447(28)
PART FIVE: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY 475(106)
18 Making Economic Policy
475(26)
19 Making Regulatory Policy
501(24)
20 Making Social Policy
525(30)
21 Making Foreign and Defense Policy
555(26)
PART SIX: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 581
22 State and Local Politics: Who Governs?
581(16)
23 State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets?
597(14)
24 Parties and Elections in the States
611(20)
25 State Legislatures
631(22)
26 State Governors
653(20)
27 Judges and Justice in the States
673(20)
28 Local Governments and Metropolitics
693(26)
29 Making State and Local Policy
719(26)
30 Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments
745(46)
31 Epilogue: The Democratic Faith
791
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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