American Government: Historical, Popular, and Global Perspectives, Brief Edition / Edition 1

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Freshmen and sophomores taking American Government courses.

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"Students need to understand how our institutions have evolved, how the people affect those institutions, and how in a globalized world we need to be aware of how our institutions interact with the world."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495566151
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Edition description: Brief
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Kenneth Dautrich (Ph.D., Rutgers University) teaches public opinion and public policy in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on public opinion about the news media and free expression rights. He has authored a number of books and articles including THE FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT (Roman and Littlefield, 2008), THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND THE MEDIA IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and HOW THE NEWS MEDIA FAIL THE AMERICAN VOTER (Columbia University Press, 1999). He is currently finishing a book entitled THE PARADOX OF PUBLIC OPINION (Oxford University Press). Dautrich has conducted many public polls on media, voting, and public policy issues for organizations such as Time Magazine, The Freedom Forum, and a variety of state and federal government agencies. He has been a research fellow at The Freedom Forum's Media Studies Center and Rutgers University's Heldrich Center. He has also served as policy advisor for Governor Jodi Rell. His research on public attitudes about the First Amendment has been supported by the Media Studies Center and the Knight Foundation.

An associate professor of Political Science, Dr. Yalof's teaching and research specialties include constitutional law, judicial politics, the Presidency, and American government. His publishing credits include articles and textbooks alike, including the award-winning PURSUIT OF JUSTICES: PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND THE SELECTION OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEES. Dr. Yalof holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

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Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on American Government. 2. The Founding and the Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights, Equality, and Social Movements. 6. Congress. 7. The Presidency. 8. The Federal Bureaucracy. 9. The Judiciary. 10. Public Opinion. 11. Interest Groups. 12. The Media and Politics. 13. Political Parties. 14. Voting and Participation. 15. Campaign and Elections. 16. American Economic Policy. 17. American Social Policy. 18. American Foreign Policy.

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