American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials 2006-2007 Edition / Edition 12

American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials 2006-2007 Edition / Edition 12

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


The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship in a concisely organized package. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of… See more details below

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The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship in a concisely organized package. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme is the importance of informed active citizenship. The pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives students more than reading material-it gives them tools to become good citizens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534647339
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/09/2005
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents


Part One: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Democratic Republic. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. Part Two: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. Part Three: PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Political Parties. 9. Campaigns, Elections, and the Media. Part Four: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 10. The Congress. 11. The Presidency. 12. The Bureaucracy. 13. The Judiciary. Part Five: PUBLIC POLICY. 14. Domestic and Economic Policy. 15. Foreign and Defense Policy. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Appendix C: Presidents of the United States. Appendix D: Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No. 78. Appendix E: Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Present. Appendix F: Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present. Appendix G: Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government. Glossary. Index.

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