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Understanding American Politics and Government, Brief Edition,9780205829323

Understanding American Politics and Government, Brief Edition

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2nd
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9780205829323

ISBN10:
0205829325
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/27/2010
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

Updated in a new 2ndedition, Understanding American Politics and Governmentprovides students with a substantive foundation on the fundamentals of our government while enlisting them to become more discerning consumers of political information, better decision-makers and more effective citizens. Using a journalistic, example-rich narrative, this unique text schools students in the building blocks of good social science by distinguishing between the concepts of #x1C;correlation#x1D; and #x1C;causation.#x1D; #xA0; *The Brief version of this text contains abbreviated coverage of all the major topic areas*

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Thinking About American Politics

Chapter 2 Political Culture

Chapter 3 The Constitution

Chapter 4 Federalism

Chapter 5 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Chapter 6 Public Opinion

Chapter 7 Participation and Voting in America

Chapter 8 Media and Politics

Chapter 9 Political Parties

Chapter 10 Interest Groups

Chapter 11 Congress

Chapter 12 The Presidency

Chapter 13 The Federal Court System

Chapter 14 The Bureaucracy

Chapter 15 Domestic and Foreign Policy



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