American Government and Politics Today / Edition 1

American Government and Politics Today / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 0534592651

ISBN-13: 9780534592653

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Wadsworth

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is popular across the country for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme of the book is the importance of informed active citizenship, and its extensive pedagogy underscores this theme by…  See more details below

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is popular across the country for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme of the book is the importance of informed active citizenship, and its extensive pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved in the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534592653
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexii
Part 1The American System
Chapter 1The Foundations of American Government1
Chapter 2Forging a New Government: The Constitution19
Chapter 3Federalism43
Chapter 4Civil Liberties67
Chapter 5Civil Rights93
Part 2The Politics of American Democracy
Chapter 6Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media119
Chapter 7Interest Groups and Political Parties149
Chapter 8Campaigns, Elections, and Voting Behavior180
Part 3The Institutions of American Government
Chapter 9The Congress213
Chapter 10The Presidency242
Chapter 11The Bureaucracy268
Chapter 12The Courts291
Part 4Policymaking
Chapter 13Domestic and Economic Policy315
Chapter 14Foreign Policy335
Appendix AThe Declaration of Independence1
Appendix BThe Constitution3
Glossary1
Index1

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