9780205829330

Understanding American Politics and Government (Paperback)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205829330

  • ISBN10:

    0205829333

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/24/2010
  • Publisher: 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;

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 The Presidency

15 The Federal Court System

16 The Bureaucracy

17 Economic and Social Policy

18 Foreign Policy

19 State and Local Governments

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