9780495567875

Promise And Performance Of American Democracy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495567875

  • ISBN10:

    0495567876

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/14/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Is our American democracy measuring up to its promise? In PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 9th Edition, the authors give you all the information and help you need to decide for yourself. Current and insightful, this book includes fascinating information and analysis of the recent presidential election, the party in control of Congress, and key issues such as immigration, education, and more. The authors use political science theories to help you truly understand our democracy's "promise" and "performance" so you get a real sense of how political scientists study the processes, politics, influences, and institutions of American government.

Table of Contents

The Promise of Democracy
The Constitutional Framework
The American Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Connecting Citizens to Government
Interest Groups
Political Parties
The Mass Media and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Elections
Voting Behavior & Political Participation
Official Decision Making
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Federal Judiciary
Conclusion
The Policy Performance of American Democracy
The Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence
Federalist Number
Federalist Number 51
Glossary
References
Case
Index Name
Index Subject
Index
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