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Understanding American Politics and Government, Alternate Edition,9780205829347

Understanding American Politics and Government, Alternate Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205829347

ISBN10:
0205829341
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/28/2010
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 Alternate version of this text does not contain the policy chapters found in the National version*

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 State and Local Governments



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