American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials / Edition 8

American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials / Edition 8

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

ISBN-10: 0534539017

ISBN-13: 9780534539016

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2009-2010 EDITION inspires readers 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 2008 coverage and wholly redesigned for even greater reader appeal.

Overview

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2009-2010 EDITION inspires readers 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 2008 coverage and wholly redesigned for even greater reader appeal. The text's fundamental theme continues to be the importance of participating in active citizenship. To reinforce this theme, the text emphasizes continual critical thinking about political issues and encourages readers to become involved in the political process. The authors incorporate abundant current examples, including increased coverage of the impact of the Internet and other media, to stimulate learning and excitement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534539016
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Political Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
621
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.98(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 Presidency.
12.The Bureaucracy.
13.The Judiciary.
Part V: 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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