Americas Democratic Republic (Penguin Academic Series) W/L P. COM 2.0 / Edition 1

Americas Democratic Republic (Penguin Academic Series) W/L P. COM 2.0 / Edition 1

by Benjamin I. Page, Benjamin Page, Benjamin Page
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321198212

ISBN-13: 9780321198211

Pub. Date: 12/21/2004

Publisher: Pearson

Written in a lively, narrative style and presenting a provacative point-of-view, this book gets to the heart of Americans' frustrations with our government. Acknowledging that cynicism tends to make people withdraw from civic life, this book examines why our government can seem so unsatisfactory, identifying the heart of the American political system: strong…  See more details below

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Written in a lively, narrative style and presenting a provacative point-of-view, this book gets to the heart of Americans' frustrations with our government. Acknowledging that cynicism tends to make people withdraw from civic life, this book examines why our government can seem so unsatisfactory, identifying the heart of the American political system: strong democratic aspirations among our citizens conflicting with the republican constitutional foundations on which the country is based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321198211
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/21/2004
Series:
Penguin Academics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEMOCRATIC ASPIRATIONS, REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS.

 1. The American Democratic Republic.

 2. The Constitution.

 3. Federalism.

II. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.

 4. Civil Liberties.

 5. Civil Rights.

 6. Public Opinion and Political Learning.

 7. The News Media.

 8. Interest Groups.

 9. Political Parties.

10. Elections and Citizen Participation.

III. GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS.

11. Congress.

12. The Presidency.

13. The Federal Bureacracy.

14. The Courts.

IV. WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES.

15. Domestic Policy.

16. Foreign Policy and National Defense.
 
APPENDICES.
 
The Declaration of Independence.
 
The Constitution ofthe United States.
 
The Federalist Papers, Nox. 10, 51, & 78.
 
Presidents and Congresses, 1789-2005.
 
Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, 1789-2004.
 
Glossary.
 
Credits.
 
Index.

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