9780205798285

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2010 Update, Texas Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205798285

  • ISBN10:

    0205798284

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/14/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is emphasizes and explores causal questions in American Politics. It helps readers apply critical thinking toolstools pulled directly from a social scientistrs"s playbookto start answering those questions, see past todayrs"s headlines, and understand why things really happen in our political world. Containing chapters on political culture, media and politics, and interest groups, readers will come away from this book able to think and view their world critically. Readers will come away from the book not only excited by political questions, but with the means to explore possible answers as more thoughtful and empowered citizen The Brief version of Understanding American Politics and Governmentincludes the coverage of the comprehensive version in a stream-lined format

Table of Contents

1 Thinking About American Politics

2 Political Culture

3 The Constitution

4 Federalism

5 Civil Liberties

6 Civil Rights

7 Public Opinion

8 Political Participation

9 Voting, Elections, and Campaigns

10 Media and Politics

11 Political Parties

12 Interest Groups

13 Congress

14 Presidency

15 The Federal Court System

16 The Bureaucracy

17 Economic and Social Policy

18 Foreign Policy

19 State and Local Governments

20 The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics

21 The Texas Constitution

22 Interest Gropus, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas

23 The Texas Legislature

24 The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy

25 The Texas Judiciary

26 Local Government in Texas: Citites, Towns, Counties, and Special Districts

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