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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|
|Connecting Citizens to Government|
|The Mass Media and Politics|
|Public Opinion and Political Socialization|
|Voting Behavior & Political Participation|
|Official Decision Making|
|The Federal Judiciary|
|The Policy Performance of American Democracy|
|The Constitution of the United States|
|The Declaration of Independence|
|Federalist Number 51|
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