American Government / Edition 1

American Government / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Rockwell, Peter Woll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070392129

ISBN-13: 9780070392120

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

A brief introduction to American Government,this texthas three main advantages over other books in this market: innovative and flexible teacher tools; novel chapter progression and adaptable topics; and creative resources for students. The text opens with a discussion of the media first,then follows the themes of competition and compromise throughout. By delving…  See more details below

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A brief introduction to American Government,this texthas three main advantages over other books in this market: innovative and flexible teacher tools; novel chapter progression and adaptable topics; and creative resources for students. The text opens with a discussion of the media first,then follows the themes of competition and compromise throughout. By delving first into the media,the text draws students into a discussion of government as they experience it on an everyday basis. Once the students are hooked in,the more traditional topics of the constitution and institutions of government are covered. The competition and compromise theme reflects the authors' approach: how the Madisonian system is played out in every institution of government and in every political process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070392120
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

PART I: AMERICANS AND POLITICS
Chapter I: The Media
Competing for Control of Information: Whose News?
Competing Roles and Expectations: What do We Expect From the News Media?
The Demands of a Competitive Marketplace: Quality News Versus Good Profits
Practical Compromises in the Media: Profits and Professionalism
Is the Current Compromise Good Enough? The Debate Over Public Journalism
Chapter II: Interest Groups and Group Conflict
Who is the Man, This Evil Special Interest Man?
Interest Group Competition: Access, Credibility, and Money, Money, Money
Fast Friends and Political Compromises: Interest Group Politics
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye: The Risks of Interest Group Competition
Guarding the Goals and Policing the Playing Field: Addressing the Risks of Interest Group Politics
Chapter III: Political Parties
Party Competition in the United States: Shem and Them Others, For Better or Worse
(and more...)

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