American Government: Roots and Reform 2009 / Edition 5

American Government: Roots and Reform 2009 / Edition 5

by Karen J. O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, Stefan Haag, Gary A. Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205652212

ISBN-13: 9780205652211

Pub. Date: 01/09/2009

Publisher: Longman

This book covers all topics such as the Constitution, federalism, civil rights, civil liberties, political behavior, and public policy in a way that is rich in historical and comparative perspectives.

Explores issues that the original Framers of the Constitution could never have envisioned and shows how the basic institutions of our government have responded to

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This book covers all topics such as the Constitution, federalism, civil rights, civil liberties, political behavior, and public policy in a way that is rich in historical and comparative perspectives.

Explores issues that the original Framers of the Constitution could never have envisioned and shows how the basic institutions of our government have responded to these new demands. Each chapter begins with a vignette focusing on a high-interest real issue or incident, followed by a bridge paragraph linking the vignette with the chapter's topics. The text has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the sweeping changes of the 1994 and 1996 elections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205652211
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
Choices: Custom Resources in Political Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1072
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Foundations of Government
1American Government: Roots and Reform1
2The Constitution19
3Federalism57
4Civil Liberties85
5Civil Rights119
Pt. 2Institutions of Government
6Congress161
7The Presidency201
8The Bureaucracy239
9The Judiciary269
Pt. 3Political Behavior
10Public Opinion315
11Political Parties345
12Voting and Elections393
13The Campaign Process433
14The News Media465
15Interest Groups495
Policy Portfolio531
App. I The Declaration of Independence
App. II The Constitution of the United States of America
App. III Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-1992
App. IV The Federalist No. 10 / The Federalist No. 51
Endnotes
Case Glossary
Glossary
Index

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