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We the People : A Concise Introduction to American Politics,9780073378961
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We the People : A Concise Introduction to American Politics



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This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 12/5/2008.
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We The People is a concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics.We the Peoplepresents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual understanding of major concepts and issues, it encourages them to think about the implications for society and themselves.We the Peopledelves deeper into the basics than most brief books, and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a brief reading selection, making the book serve as text and reader in one concise format.

Table of Contents

American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union
Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
Federalism: Forging a Nation
Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
qual Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness
Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice
Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will
Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice
Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
The News media: Communicating Political Images
Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
The Presidency: Leading the Nation
The Federal Bureaucracy; Administering the Government
The Judiciary: Applying the Law
Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity
Welfare and Education Policy; Providing for Personal Security and Need
Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way
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