America's New Democracy / Edition 6

America's New Democracy / Edition 6

by Morris P. Fiorina, Paul E. Peterson, Bertram D. Johnson, William G. Mayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205806732

ISBN-13: 9780205806737

Pub. Date: 12/27/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Updated in a new 6th edition, America’s New Democracy provides an engaging, analytical approach to American Government that stresses the importance of elections in contemporary American politics. Written in a strong narrative voice it provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. The book challenges the pessimistic view

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Updated in a new 6th edition, America’s New Democracy provides an engaging, analytical approach to American Government that stresses the importance of elections in contemporary American politics. Written in a strong narrative voice it provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. The book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people by illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme—-that elections matter more in America’s political system today than they have in the past or do in other democracies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205806737
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/27/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

1. Democracy in the United States

2. The U.S. Constitution

3. Federalism

II. CHANNELS OF INFLUENCE IN AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

4. American Political Culture

5. Public Opinion

6. The Media

7. Individual Participation

8. National Elections

9. Political Parties and Interest Groups

III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

10. The Congress

11. The Presidency

12. The Bureaucracy

13. The Judiciary

IV. OUTPUTS FROM AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

14. Civil Liberties

15. Civil Rights

16. Public Policy

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