American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 / Edition 10

American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 / Edition 10

by Karen O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205652220

ISBN-13: 9780205652228

Pub. Date: 12/22/2008

Publisher: Longman

Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.  

 

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Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.  

 

From hallmark features like “The Living Constitution” to new features like the illustrated historical timelines, American Government: Continuity and Change provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century.  The Texas edition of this classic text features the exact same coverage as the comprehensive version but with 7 additional chapters devoted to Texas politics. 

 

This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, President George W. Bush’s second administration and the 110th Congress, continued controversies related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, and domestic concerns related to rising gas and food prices and the subprime mortgage crisis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205652228
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(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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