American Government and Politics Today: Essentials 2011 - 2012 Edition / Edition 16

American Government and Politics Today: Essentials 2011 - 2012 Edition / Edition 16

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by Barbara A. Bardes, Mack C. Shelley, Steffen W. Schmidt
     
 

ISBN-10: 053849719X

ISBN-13: 9780538497190

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2011-2012 EDITION inspires students to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt provide an unbiased and concisely organized overview of this essential subject, updated with complete Election 2010 coverage and the latest on the economic downturn and recovery

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2011-2012 EDITION inspires students to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt provide an unbiased and concisely organized overview of this essential subject, updated with complete Election 2010 coverage and the latest on the economic downturn and recovery policy. The text's fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship, emphasizing continual critical thinking about political issues, and encouraging students to become involved in the political process. With a keen understanding of the needs and interests of today's students, the authors incorporate abundant current examples, including increased coverage of the impact of the Internet and other media, to stimulate learning and excitement. The text is redesigned for even greater reader appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538497190
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
632
Sales rank:
691,873
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Democratic Republic. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. PART II: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. PART III: PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Political Parties. 9. Campaigns, Elections, and the Media. PART IV: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 10. The Congress. 11. The President. 12. The Bureaucracy. 13. The Courts. PART V: PUBLIC POLICY. 14. Domestic and Economic Policy. 15. Foreign Policy. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Appendix C: Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No. 78. Appendix D: Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Since 1900. Appendix E: Party Control of Congress Since 1900. Appendix F: Presidents of the United States. Glossary. Index.

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