Approaching Democracy, California Edition / Edition 5

Approaching Democracy, California Edition / Edition 5

by Larry A Berman, Bruce Allen Murphy, Milton Clarke, Bruce Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132282690

ISBN-13: 9780132282697

Pub. Date: 09/19/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Approaching Democracy addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches students the theory and the basics of American political science, the political history of this nation, and provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyze these evolving relationships. This new Teaching and Learning Classroom (TLC) California

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Approaching Democracy addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches students the theory and the basics of American political science, the political history of this nation, and provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyze these evolving relationships. This new Teaching and Learning Classroom (TLC) California edition introduces features that incorporates more “student empowerment” tools to reinforce how American Government is relevant to students’ lives today. Larry Berman and Bruce Allen Murphy, long-time teachers of the introductory American Political science course in both large and small public and private universities, set out to write a book that offers a clear theme – one that is even more relevant now than it was when it was first presented – in a highly readable, easy-to-understand format. Both authors enjoy teaching and are actively engaged in new methods of engaging students and empowering them to participate in political discourse

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132282697
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/19/2006
Edition description:
California Edition
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

1. Approaching Democracy

2. The Founding and the Constitution

3. Federalism

II. INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

4. Congress

5. The Presidency

6. The Judiciary

7. The Bureaucracy

III. PROCESSES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

8. Public Opinion

9. Political Parties

10. Participation, Voting, and Elections

11. Interest Groups

12.The Media

IV. LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

13. Civil Liberties

14. Civil Rights and Political Equality

V. POLICY MAKING IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY


15. Domestic and Economic Policy

16. Foreign Policy

Part VI: California

Chapter 17: California: A State of Change

Chapter 18: Democracy California Style: Political Participation

Chapter 19: Legislating Democracy in California: The Senate and State Assembly

Chapter 20: Managing Democracy: The California Executive and Bureaucracy

Chapter 21: The California Judiciary

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