9780130743176

Government by the People: National, State, and Local Version 2001-2002

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    9780130743176

  • ISBN10:

    0130743178

  • Edition: 19th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div

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KEY BENFIT: This comprehensive, classic book takes readers from on-lookers to participants. Government by the People lets them see democracy as the participatory government that it is. Covers 2000 Presidential Election, constitutional democracy, political culture and ideology, campaigns and elections, the Presidency, the judiciary, and much more. Explains how Congress and the President work together. For anyone interested in American Government.

Table of Contents

PART I CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Constitutional Democracy
1(24)
The Living Constitution
25(26)
The Constitution of the United States
43(8)
American Federalism
51(22)
PART II THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Political Culture and Ideology
73(22)
The American Political Landscape
95(22)
Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
117(26)
Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
143(28)
Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
171(22)
Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
193(30)
The Media and American Politics
223(20)
PART III POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
Congress: The People's Branch
243(30)
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
273(24)
Congressional-Presidential Relations
297(20)
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
317(26)
The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?
343(20)
PART IV RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
First Amendment Freedoms
363(20)
Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
383(20)
Equal Rights Under the Law
403(24)
PART V THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
Making Economic and Regulatory Policy
427(28)
Making Social Policy
455(22)
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
477(28)
PART VI STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
State and Local Politics: Who Governs?
505(14)
State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets?
519(14)
Parties and Elections in the States
533(18)
State Legislatures
551(24)
State Governors
575(20)
Judges and Justice in the States
595(20)
Local Governments and Metropolitics
615(20)
Making State and Local Policy
635(22)
Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments
657(18)
The Democratic Faith
675
APPENDIX
The Declaration of Independence
A-1
The Federalist, No. 10
A-2
The Federalist, No. 51
A-5
The Federalist, No. 78
A-6
Presidential Election Results
A-9

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Always one step ahead . . . . This edition marks a dynamic milestone for Government by the People.For 50 years Government by the People--in use in colleges and universities in every state in the nation--has been educating today's American citizens. In fact, Government by the Peoplehas set the standard that others strive to meet. Government by the Peoplecontinues to innovate in response to changes in our democratic environment and changes in how the government course is taught. At Prentice Hall, we are extremely proud to continue to publish the book that always remains one step ahead of all others in its field by anticipating your needs as an educator and your students' needs as learners. This edition continues in that tradition. Burns, Peltason, Cronin, Magleby, and O'Brien's Government by the People, 2001-2002 Edition,has been revised to provide you with the most current material. As we enter a political era with new leadership in office, no other book is better poised to take students from onlookers to participants in the fascinating world of American government. The gratifying success this text has enjoyed over the years results from a distinguished author team who treat each edition as a fresh challenge--and, in many ways, an entirely new book. As in the past, Government by the People, 2001-2002Edition, remains one step ahead. NEW TO TH15 EDITION New Co-Author:With this edition we are honored to introduce a new member of our author team. David O'Brien of the University of Virginia joins the team to lend his knowledge to the areas of the courts, civil rights, and civil liberties. Professor O'Brien received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Santa Barbara. His research area is constitutional law, theory, and development, and he is renowned for his scholarship of the Supreme Court and judiciary processes. David O'Brien is the Leone Reeves and George W. Spicer Professor of the University of Virginia's Department of Government and Foreign Affairs. He has authored several works, including Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics,5th ed. (2000). Professor O'Brien is a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Fellow, and a Fulbright Lecturer at Oxford University. Late-Breaking, Up-to-date Content:This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the happenings of the recent Election 2000. Virtually all chapters have undergone revisions to reflect events of the past two years--primarily the new leadership in Washington. Highlights include data from the National Election Study and the latest information from the 2000 National Census. In addition, features within the text, such as A Closer Look, You Decide/Thinking It Through, We the People, and People Debate have been revised to address such important and timely issues as campaign finance reform and the Electoral College. Finally, we continue our commitment to excellence, offering a balanced presentation with innovative treatment of political ideology and culture, political participation, voting turnout, voting behavior, and campaign financing. These enhancements are present throughout Government by the People, 2001-2002 Edition.And there's more... Improved Organization of Chapters:In response to comments from reviewers and instructors, Government by the People, 2001-2002 Edition,now places the civil rights and civil liberty chapters afterthe explanation of the courts and judicial process. Although the chapters are self-contained and can be taught at any time during the course, this organization makes it easier to give students the background they need to understand these important topics. New Chapter 13--Congressional

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