Government by the People, 2009 Edition

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  • Edition: 23rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Building on decades of authoritative scholarship, this completely updated text continues to offer accessible, carefully crafted, and straightforward coverage of the foundations of American politics, as well consistent focus on the achievements of a government by the people In an increasingly cynical world, GBTP emphasizes that politics matters and encourages, motivates, and even inspires studentswith accounts of individual and collective acts of courageousness, intellect, and integrity in the political arenato be effective and informed citizens. With each chapter now framed by nationally-selected learning objectives and chapter mastery self-tests, several compelling new features, and an all new contemporary design, this thoroughly updated Twenty-Third Edition continues in the bookrs"s long tradition for excellence. The National, State, and Local Edition includes the exact same coverage as the National verion, but with additional chapters devoted to State & Local Politics. As we enter this very complex political era, there is no more reliable or more relevant text to help you advance your students from being simple onlookers to knowledgeable participants in the American political experience.

Table of Contents

Constitutional Principles
Constitutional Democracyp. 2
The Living Constitutionp. 28
The Constitution of the United Statesp. 50
American Federalismp. 62
The Political Process
Political Culture and Ideologyp. 90
The American Political Landscapep. 114
Interest Groupsp. 146
Political Partiesp. 178
Public Opinion, Participation, and Votingp. 206
Campaigns and Electionsp. 238
The Media and U.S. Politicsp. 274
Policy-Making Institutions
Congressp. 298
The Presidencyp. 326
The Federal Bureaucracyp. 356
The Judiciaryp. 382
Rights and Liberties
Civil Libertiesp. 408
Civil Rightsp. 438
The Politics of National Policy
Public Policyp. 468
Making Economic Policyp. 488
Making Social Policyp. 514
Making Foreign and Defense Policyp. 538
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