American Democracy / Edition 4

American Democracy / Edition 4

by Thomas E. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073034061

ISBN-13: 9780073034065

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This comprehensive text is known for its engaging narrative and its positive presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of narrative, The American Democracy weaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest. The…  See more details below

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This comprehensive text is known for its engaging narrative and its positive presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of narrative, The American Democracy weaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest. The Texas edition includes eight additional chapters that examine the government and politics of the Lone Star State including the Texas State Constitution, interest groups, political parties and elections, the legislature, the governor and state agencies, the court system, and local government in Texas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073034065
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructor
Preface for the Student: A Guided Tour of The American Democracy
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The American Heritage: Seeking a More Perfect Union3
Ch. 2Federal Government: Forging a Nation29
Ch. 3Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government57
Ch. 4Civil Liberties83
Ch. 5Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness111
Ch. 6Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People's Voice147
Ch. 7Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will177
Ch. 8Elections and the Two-Party System: Defining the Voters' Choice207
Ch. 9Political Parties: Contesting Elections235
Ch. 10Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence259
Ch. 11The News Media: Communicating Political Images293
Ch. 12Congressional Election and Organization: Sharing the Power323
Ch. 13Congressional Policymaking: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests351
Ch. 14Presidential Office and Election: Leading the Nation377
Ch. 15Presidential Policymaking: Eliciting Support410
Ch. 16The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government433
Ch. 17The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law466
Ch. 18Economic Policy: Contributing to Prosperity499
Ch. 19Social Welfare Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need529
Ch. 20Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way557
Ch. 21Conclusion: Renewing American Ideals589
AppendixesA-1
NotesA-35
IndexesI-1

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