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

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

by Kenneth Dautrich, David A. Yalof
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155050737

ISBN-13: 9780155050730

Pub. Date: 01/29/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES is a new text offering a uniquely current and comprehensive introduction to American government and politics explored through three essential, integrated perspectives—historical, popular, and global. Written in a clear, accessible, and engaging style, the text incorporates the most recent

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES is a new text offering a uniquely current and comprehensive introduction to American government and politics explored through three essential, integrated perspectives—historical, popular, and global. Written in a clear, accessible, and engaging style, the text incorporates the most recent scholarship, including thought-provoking analysis of government institutions and political issues in every chapter, all complemented by vivid graphs, maps, and photographs. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES provides a rich and detailed overview of American government, its history, and its ongoing evolution as influenced by public opinion and national and global events. In doing so, the text empowers you to think critically about the political structures that frame current issues, to understand your own roles and power in the political process, and to be better informed and more involved citizens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155050730
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/29/2008
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 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. 19. State and Local Government. References. Index.

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