9780205829347

Understanding American Politics and Government, Alternate Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205829347

  • ISBN10:

    0205829341

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/28/2010
  • 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; #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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