9780132434416

Government By the People, National Version

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    9780132434416

  • ISBN10:

    0132434415

  • Edition: 22nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The most authoritative text for American Government,Government By the Peopleis always one step ahead. Building on a long tradition of clear and accessible writing, sound scholarship, and currency, it has become the most reliable, responsive, and respected text for todayrs"s American government course. Its distinguished author team addresses your needs and the needs of your students in every edition-with the most innovative response to teaching trends, as well as trends in the discipline. With this textrs"s essential foundation, students will be set to respond-as involved American citizens-to the political issues facing their country, and their world, in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Constitutional Democracy
The Living Constitution
American Federalism
Political Culture and Ideology
The American Political Landscape
Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
The Media and American Politics
Congress: The Peoples Branch
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
The Federal Administrative System: Executing the Laws
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
First Amendment Freedoms
Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
Equal Rights Under the Law
Making Economic and Regulatory Policy
Making Social Policy
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
Epilogue: Sustaining Constitutional Democracy
Appendix
Glossary
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