American Government / Edition 9

American Government / Edition 9

by Susan Welch, John Comer, John Gruhl, Susan M. Rigdon
     
 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is highly respected and trusted for its attention to research and issues of diversity as well as its award-winning team of authors. While covering the basic foundations and features of American Government, this text also moves beyond the nuts and bolts, to explain why and how important features of government have evolved, their impact on

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is highly respected and trusted for its attention to research and issues of diversity as well as its award-winning team of authors. While covering the basic foundations and features of American Government, this text also moves beyond the nuts and bolts, to explain why and how important features of government have evolved, their impact on government and individuals, and why these features are controversial (if they are) and worth learning. More than just narrating facts and current issues, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT attempts to leave the students with an understanding of the why", so their knowledge can be applied long after the course is completed. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is a three-time winner of the American Government Textbook Award for the Best Treatment of Women in Politics, by the Women's Caucus for Political Science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534596347
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Edition description:
9th with InfoTrac
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. American Democracy. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism and the Growth of Government. Part II: LINKS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT. 4. Public Opinion. 5. News Media. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. Elections. 9. Money and Politics. Part III: INSTITUTIONS. 10. Congress. 11. The Presidency. 12. The Bureaucracy. 13. The Judiciary. Part IV: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 14. Civil Liberties. 15. Civil Rights. Part V: PUBLIC POLICIES. 16. Economic Policy. 17. Social Welfare and Health Policy. 18. Regulation and Environmental Policy. 19. Foreign Policy. Notes. APPENDICES. A. The Declaration of Independence. B. The Constitution of the United States of America. C. Federalist Paper 10. D. Federalist Paper 51. Glossary. Index.

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