American Government / Edition 14 by Walter E. Volkomer | 9780205251735 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
American Government / Edition 14

American Government / Edition 14

by Walter E. Volkomer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205251730

ISBN-13: 9780205251735

Pub. Date: 02/15/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Updated in its 14th edition, American Government provides a concise overview of the American political system and its institutions using the Constitution as a backdrop and touchstone in every chapter. Concentrating on the most significant issues necessary to understanding American government, this book is specifically structured to engage

Overview

Updated in its 14th edition, American Government provides a concise overview of the American political system and its institutions using the Constitution as a backdrop and touchstone in every chapter. Concentrating on the most significant issues necessary to understanding American government, this book is specifically structured to engage today's readers through a concise, stimulating style that is free of ideological and political bias.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205251735
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
232,522
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT

1. Politics, Democracy, and the American People

2. From Colonialism to Constitutionalism

- The Constitution of the United States of America (Annotated).

- Amendments to the Constitution (Annotated).

3. The Federal System

II. POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

4. Public Opinion and the Mass Media

5. Political Parties and Interest Groups

6. Nominations and Elections

III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

7. Congress

8. The Chief Executive

9. The Federal Bureaucracy

10. The Judiciary

IV. THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

11. Civil Liberties

12. Civil Rights

V. PUBLIC POLICY

13. Public Policy—What Government Does

14. Foreign Policy

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