America at Odds

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Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, AMERICA AT ODDS, 6e, now features a groundbreaking new magazine-style format that greatly enhances its visual appeal and readability while remaining affordable and convenient. This unique text provides a memorable and effective introduction to American government by focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation. AMERICA AT ODDS combines compelling content, innovative design elements, and powerful teaching ...
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Overview

Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, AMERICA AT ODDS, 6e, now features a groundbreaking new magazine-style format that greatly enhances its visual appeal and readability while remaining affordable and convenient. This unique text provides a memorable and effective introduction to American government by focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation. AMERICA AT ODDS combines compelling content, innovative design elements, and powerful teaching tools to help you discover and refine your opinions through active discussion and debate of essential topics in American government and politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534536305
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Political Science Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600

Meet the Author

Edward I. Sidlow is Professor of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University. He received his PhD from Ohio State University and has served on the faculty at Arizona State University, Miami University, and Northwestern University. He was Director of Academic Affairs at Loyola University, Chicago. He was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Teaching at Northwestern University, 1986-1987, and Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at Miami University, 1985; he also was voted Favorite Professor by the freshman class at Northwestern University, 1987-1988, and Favorite Professor by the Mortar Board Senior Honorary at Miami University, 1981, 1982, 1984. His articles have appeared in such journals as POLICY STUDIES REVIEW, JOURNAL OF LAW & POLITICS, THE JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION, THE WESTERN POLITICAL QUARTERLY, NEWS FOR TEACHERS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, and COLLEGE TEACHING. His latest publications are two books published by the CQ Press focusing on congressional elections (2004) and member behavior (2006).

Beth Henschen currently teaches in the Honors Program at Eastern Michigan University and is a public policy consultant. After receiving her PhD from Ohio State University, she was a faculty member at Purdue University and Loyola University, Chicago. She was selected as a professor "who made a difference" by the Learning Assistance Center at Loyola University in 1992 and was named Professor of the Year by the Loyola University Honors Student Association, 1989-1990. Her primary focus has been judicial politics, especially interaction between the court and Congress; and her articles have appeared in such journals as AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, POLITICAL RESEARCHQUARTERLY, AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF LAW & POLITICS, POLICY STUDIES REVIEW, LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, COLLEGE TEACHING, and THE JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION. She also has contributed chapters and articles to a number of edited volumes and has given numerous papers and presentations at professional conferences.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Contours of American Democracy. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. Part II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. Part III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. Public Opinion and Voting. 9. Campaigns and Elections. 10. Politics and the Media. Part IV: INSTITUTIONS. 11. Congress. 12. The Presidency. 13. The Bureaucracy. 14. The Judiciary. Part V: PUBLIC POLICY. 15. Domestic Policy. 16. Foreign Policy. Part VI: STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS. 17. State and Local Politics. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: Supreme Court Justices since 1900. Appendix D: Party Control of Congress since 1900. Appendix E: Information on U.S. Presidents. Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51. Appendix G: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Notes. Glossary. Index. Photo Credits.
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