9780534586706

American Government and Politics Today The Essentials, 2002-2003 Edition (Non-InfoTrac Version)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534586706

  • ISBN10:

    0534586708

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This thoroughly updated edition offers balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The book's overriding theme is the importance of informed, active citizenship, and the extensive pedagogy underscores this theme by eliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging readers to become involved in the political process.

Table of Contents

Part One The American System 1(106)
Forces of Change in the Twenty-First Century
3(26)
The Constitution
29(50)
Federalism
79(28)
Part Two Civil Rights and Liberties 107(84)
Civil Liberties
109(34)
Civil Rights: Equal Protection
143(48)
Part Three People and Politics 191(138)
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
193(28)
Interest Groups
221(26)
Political Parties
247(30)
Campaigns, Nominations, and Elections
277(52)
Part Four Political Institutions 329(128)
The Congress
331(34)
The Presidency
365(34)
The Bureaucracy
399(28)
The Judiciary
427(30)
Part Five Public Policy 457(64)
Domestic and Economic Policy
459(30)
Foreign and Defense Policy
489(32)
Appendix A The Declaration of Independence 521(2)
Appendix B How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions 523(1)
Appendix C Presidents of the United States 524(3)
Appendix D Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No. 78 527(10)
Appendix E Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1900 537(4)
Appendix F Party Control of Congress since 1900 541(2)
Appendix G Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government 543(6)
Glossary 549(10)
Index 559

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