9780130116567

Government by the People: National Version

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130116567

  • ISBN10:

    0130116564

  • Edition: 18th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The bestseller in the field for many years and the leader in creating the Politically Active Classroom (PAC), Government by the People brings students the keen insights of four prize-winning political scientists. Acclaimed for its superb writing style, pedagogical support, and comprehensive and balanced treatment of the American political system, this classic text has been thoroughly revised, redesigned, and updated to address the diverse and changing nature of American politics and to meet the needs of American Government classes today. A complete multimedia packageCompanion Website, Free CD-ROM, WebCTrounds out the learning package. Get into the PAC!

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Constitutional Democracy
1(22)
The Living Constitution
23(30)
The Constitution of the United States
45(8)
American Federalism
53(22)
PART TWO: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
First Amendment Rights
75(24)
Equal Rights under the Law
99(28)
Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
127(28)
PART THREE: THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Political Culture and Ideology
155(20)
The American Political Landscape
175(28)
Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
203(24)
Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
227(26)
Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
253(22)
Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
275(30)
The Media and American Politics
305(22)
PART FOUR: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
Congress: The People's Branch
327(30)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
357(28)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
385(28)
The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
413(22)
PART FIVE: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
Making Economic and Regulatory Policy
435(32)
Making Social Policy
467(26)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
493(28)
The Democratic Faith
521
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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