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

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

by Kenneth Dautrich, David A. Yalof, Charldean Newell, David F. Prindle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495570311

ISBN-13: 9780495570318

Pub. Date: 02/05/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning


With complete Election 2008 updates and analysis, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, TEXAS EDITION, offers a uniquely current and comprehensive introduction to American government and politics, as well as several chapters devoted entirely to Texas politics. This engaging new text provides fresh perspectives on key concepts to…  See more details below

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With complete Election 2008 updates and analysis, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, TEXAS EDITION, offers a uniquely current and comprehensive introduction to American government and politics, as well as several chapters devoted entirely to Texas politics. This engaging new text provides fresh perspectives on key concepts to pique readers' interest and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the political process. The text introduces political institutions first to provide a strong historical emphasis, and then explores chapter topics in a uniquely effective way through historical, popular, and global perspectives. This remarkable new text provides a thorough introduction to both the core concepts of American government and the basic foundations of Texas politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495570318
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: FOUNDATIONS. 1: Perspectives on American Government. 2: The Founding and the Constitution. 3: Federalism. 4: Civil Liberties. 5: Civil Rights, Equality, and Social Movements. PART II: INSTITUTIONS. 6: Congress. 7: The Presidency. 8: The Federal Bureaucracy. 9: The Judiciary. PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR. 10: Public Opinion. 11: Interest Groups. 12: The Media and Politics. 13: Political Parties. 14: Voting and Participation. 15: Campaigns and Elections. PART IV: PUBLIC POLICY. 16: American Economic Policy. 17: American Social Policy. 18: American Foreign Policy. PART V: TEXAS POLITICS. 19: The Context of Texas Politics. 20: The Texas Constitution. 21: The Electoral Process in Texas. 22: The Texas Legislature. 23: The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy. 24: The Texas Judiciary and Criminal Justice System. 25: Local Government in Texas.

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