American Government: Politics and Political Culture / Edition 4

American Government: Politics and Political Culture / Edition 4

by William Lyons, John M. Scheb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592602371

ISBN-13: 9781592602377

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

American Government: Politics and Political Culture provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics, drawing students into the material by showing the relevance that political culture has to our everyday lives. This text is ideal for students who have not previously been exposed to government and politics beyond high school civics classes, as well as

Overview

American Government: Politics and Political Culture provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics, drawing students into the material by showing the relevance that political culture has to our everyday lives. This text is ideal for students who have not previously been exposed to government and politics beyond high school civics classes, as well as for students interested in the Â"whysÂ" and Â"howsÂ" of political events as opposed to the Â"whens.Â" The emphasis on the political values, expectations, and beliefs of American citizens distinguishes American Government from other texts. Lyons and Scheb continually address the interplay between political culture and our institutions, political campaigns, and the way questions of policy are framed and implemented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592602377
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The Political Culture of American Democracy Chapter 2 - The Development of American Constitutional Democracy Chapter 3 - Federalism: A Nation of States Chapter 4 - Civil Liberties and Individual Freedom Chapter 5 - Civil Rights and the Struggle for Equality Chapter 6 - Public Opinion in American Politics Chapter 7 - Popular Participation in Politics Chapter 8 - Political Parties Chapter 9 - Interest Groups Chapter 10 - The Mass Media Chapter 11 - Campaigns and Elections Chapter 12 - Congress Chapter 13 - The Presidency Chapter 14 - The Federal Courts Chapter 15 - The Federal Bureaucracy Chapter 16 - Domestic Policy and the Policy-Making Process Chapter 17 - Economic Policy Chapter 18 - Foreign Policy and National Defense Appendixes Appendix A - The Declaration of Independence A-1The Declaration of Independence Appendix B - The Articles of Confederation B-1The Articles of Confederation Appendix C - The Constitution of the United States of America C-1The Constitution of the United States of America Appendix D - Results of Presidential Elections, 1789-2000 D-1Results of Presidential Elections, 1789-2000 Appendix E - Supreme Court Justices By Appointing President, State Appointed from, and Political Party E-1Supreme Court Justices By Appointing President, State Appointed from, and Political Party

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