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

Overview

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

I. FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT.

1. The Political Landscape.

2. The Constitution.

3. Federalism.

4. State and Local Government.

5. Civil Liberties.

6. Civil Rights.

II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.

7. Congress.

8. The Presidency.

9. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy.

10. The Judiciary.

III. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR.

11. Political Socialization and Public Opinion.

12. Political Parties.

13. Voting and Elections.

14. The Campaign Process.

15. The Media.

16. Interest Groups.

IV. PUBLIC POLICY.

17. Domestic Policy.

18. Economic Policy.

19. Foreign and Defense Policy.

Appendices.

The Declaration of Independence.

Federalist No. 10.

Federalist No. 51.

Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2009.

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