9780495501176

Understanding American Government : The Essentials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495501176

  • ISBN10:

    0495501174

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS is a streamlined and highly accessible new text that offers a comprehensive introduction to American government in a condensed, affordable edition designed for today's busy students and instructors. Based on the popular award-winning UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT--now in its 11th edition--the text incorporates the same proven methodology; powerful teaching tools; and detailed, up-to-date research within a focused framework likely to appeal to even the most reluctant readers. In this lively, enjoyable text, exploration of important current issues such as diversity and minority rights complements effective coverage of the basic history, institutions, and processes of American government.

Table of Contents

The American System
The American People
The Constitution and Federalism
Links Between People and Government
Public Opinion
News Media
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Elections
Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Civil Liberties and Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Public Policies
Domestic Policy
Foreign Policy
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