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Participate in your American government Living Democracy shows students how American government impacts their daily lives, and helps them recognize how they can make a difference in what that government does. Using a writing style that is clear and accessible, authors Daniel Shea, Joanne Connor Green, and Christopher Smith draw readers into the subject matter by offering resonant anecdotes and illustrations, and by localizing politics whenever possible. The 2014 Elections and Updates Edition incorporates the most up-to-date data, as well as coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today’s headlines, to help students see the relevance of course content to their lives.
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Daniel M. Shea is a Professor of Government and Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship and has authored or co-authored several books on the American political process.
Joanne Connor Green is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science and former Director of Women’s Studies at Texas Christian University. Her research and teaching interests include the role of gender in congressional elections and issues of substantive representation in state legislatures.
Christopher E. Smith is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He previously taught at the University of Akron and the University of Connecticut at Hartford. As a specialist on courts and constitutional law, he has written more than 20 books and more than 100 scholarly articles on law and politics.
Table of Contents
1. American Government: Democracy in Action 2. Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework 3. Federalism 4. Civil Liberties 5. Civil Rights 6. Congress 7. The Presidency 8. Bureaucracy 9. The Judiciary 10. Political Socialization and Public Opinion 11. The Politics of the Media 12. Interest Groups and Civic and Political Engagement 13. Elections and Political Parties in America 14. The Policy Process and Economic Policy 15. Foreign and National Security Policy