American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2011-2012 / Edition 15by Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes, Lynne E. Ford
Pub. Date: 01/21/2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2011-2012 encourages students to experience the excitement that comes with being an engaged and informed citizen and provides tools for getting involved and stories of real young people who have made a difference and impacted our political system. Schmidt's streamlined presentation of content helps students
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2011-2012 encourages students to experience the excitement that comes with being an engaged and informed citizen and provides tools for getting involved and stories of real young people who have made a difference and impacted our political system. Schmidt's streamlined presentation of content helps students stay focused on what is most important. In addition, Questions to Consider, which appear in the chapter opener to help students target their reading, are now revisited in the chapter summary. The addition of Texas authors Maxwell, Crain and Santos, as well as ten more chapters to the Table of Contents, offers substantial coverage of Texas politics.
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Table of Contents
PART I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Democratic Republic. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. PART II: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL 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. Voting and Elections. 10. Campaigning for Office. 11. The Media and Cyberpolitics. PART IV: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 12. The Congress. 13. The President. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. The Courts. PART V: PUBLIC POLICY. 16. Domestic Policy. 17. Economic Policy. 18. Foreign Policy and National Security. PART VI: TEXAS POLITICS. 19. Texas History and Culture. 20. The Texas Constitution. 21. Texas Interest Groups. 22. Political Parties in Texas. 23. Voting and Elections in Texas. 24. The Texas Legislature. 25. The Texas Executive Branch. 26. The Texas Judiciary, Law, and Due Process. 27. Texas Public Policy. 28. Local Government. Appendix A. The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B. How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Appendix C. Federalist Papers Nos. 10, 51, and 78. Appendix D. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Present. Appendix E. Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present. Appendix F. Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government. Glossary.
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