Government by the People, National, State, and Local, 2009 Edition

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  • Edition: 23rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Democracy
The Living Constitution
American Federalism
The Political Process
Political Culture and Ideology
The American Political Landscape
Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
The Media and American Politics
Policy-Making Institutions
Congress: The Peoples Branch
The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
The Federal Bureaucracy: Executing the Laws
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
Rights and Liberties
First Amendment Freedoms
Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
Equal Rights under the Law
The Politics of National Policy
Making Economic and Regulatory Policy
Making Social Policy
Making Foreign and Defense Policy
State and Local Government
State and Local Politics: Who Governs?
State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets?
Parties and Elections in the States
State Legislatures
State Governors
Judges and Justice in the States
Local Governments and Metropolitics
Making State and Local Policy
Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments
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