Approaching Democracy / Edition 8

Approaching Democracy / Edition 8

by Larry A Berman, Bruce Allen Murphy
     
 

Updated in its 8th edition, Approaching Democracy addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches readers the theory and basics of American political science and the nation's political history. It provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyze these evolving relationships. Larry Berman and Bruce

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Updated in its 8th edition, Approaching Democracy addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches readers the theory and basics of American political science and the nation's political history. It provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyze these evolving relationships. Larry Berman and Bruce Allen Murphy are long-time teachers of the Introductory American Political Science course in both large and small public and private universities. Their goal was to write a book that offers a clear and relevant theme in an easily readable format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205251605
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/08/2012
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
153,550
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I - FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

1. Approaching Democracy

2. The Founding and the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States

3. Federalism

PART II - INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

4. Congress

5. The Presidency

6. The Judiciary

7. The Bureaucracy

PART III - PROCESSES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

8. Public Opinion

9. Political Parties

10. Participation, Voting, and Elections

11. Interest Groups

12. The Media

PART IV - LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACIES

13. Civil Liberties

14. Civil Rights and Political Equality

PART V - POLICY MAKING IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

15. Domestic and Economic Policy

16. Foreign Policy

Appendix I - Introducing the Concept of Approaching Democracy

Appendix II - Presidents and Congresses, 1789-2009

Appendix III - Supreme Court Justices

Appendix IV - The Declaration of Independence

Appendix V - The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison

Appendix VI - The Federalist, No. 51, James Mdison

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