9780205771295

The Struggle for Democracy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205771295

  • ISBN10:

    0205771297

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/13/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Updated in a new 10thedition, The Struggle for Democracychallenges students to think critically about American government and to evaluate the quality of democracy in America within a unique framework that offers a holistic view of our system. Its critical thinking approach to politics, features, and narrative are designed to teach students to look closely and question logically about the American political process.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - INTRODUCTION: MAIN THEMES

CHAPTER 1 Democracy and American Politics

 

PART 2 - STRUCTURE

CHAPTER 2 The Constitution

CHAPTER 3 Federalism: States and Nation

CHAPTER 4 The Structural Foundations of American Government and Politics

 

PART 3 - POLITICAL LINKAGE

CHAPTER 5 Public Opinion

CHAPTER 6 The News Media

CHAPTER 7 Interest Groups and Business Corporations

CHAPTER 8 Social Movements

CHAPTER 9 Political Parties

CHAPTER10 Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

 

PART 4 - GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNING

CHAPTER11 Congress

CHAPTER12 The Presidency

CHAPTER13 The Executive Branch

CHAPTER14 The Courts

 

PART 5 - WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES

CHAPTER15 Civil Liberties: The Struggle for Freedom

CHAPTER16 Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality

CHAPTER17 The Budget and Economic Policies

CHAPTER18 Social Safety Nets

CHAPTER19 Foreign Policy and National Defense

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