America's Democratic Republic / Edition 3

America's Democratic Republic / Edition 3

by Edward S. Greenberg, Benjamin I. Page
     
 

Part of the popular “Penguin Academics” Series, America's Democratic Republic is a brief, affordable book in an accessible trade-like format that explores the clash between the democratic aspirations of the American people and the republican foundations of our Constitution.

Written with a lively, narrative style, this text traces the storyline of

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Part of the popular “Penguin Academics” Series, America's Democratic Republic is a brief, affordable book in an accessible trade-like format that explores the clash between the democratic aspirations of the American people and the republican foundations of our Constitution.

Written with a lively, narrative style, this text traces the storyline of American government and focuses on the .long standing and inescapable tension between the country’s 18th Century republican Constitutional foundations and the democratic aspirations of the American people. The thematic framework helps students to consider American government and politics as a hybrid—rooted equally in the founder’s intentions to restrain the majority and the people’s growing demand for a more fully realized democracy. In this manner, America’s Democratic Republic provides an engaging narrative that works to diminish student apathy, quell cynicism, and inspire their reengagement in civic life.

The “Penguin Academics” series offers accessibly written, elegantly designed, and highly affordable trade-format books by pre-eminent scholars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205646814
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
MyPoliSciKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEMOCRATIC ASPIRATIONS, REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS

1. The American Democratic Republic

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism: States and Nation

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

II. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

6. Public Opinion

7. The News Media

8. Interest Groups

9. Political Parties

10. Elections and Citizen Participation

IIII. GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

11. Congress

12. The Presidency

13. The Federal Bureaucracy

14. The Courts

IV. WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES

15. The Budget and Economic Policies

16. Social Safety Nets

17. Foreign Policy and National Defense

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