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The American Democracy, Texas Edition / Edition 9
     

The American Democracy, Texas Edition / Edition 9

by Thomas Patterson, Gary Halter
 

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ISBN-10: 0077237927

ISBN-13: 9780077237929

Pub. Date: 11/26/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This comprehensive text is known for its engaging narrative and its positive presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of narrative, The American Democracy weaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest. Part

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This comprehensive text is known for its engaging narrative and its positive presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of narrative, The American Democracy weaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest. Part V on Texas Government and Politics includes 9 chapters that cover all aspects of the Texas political system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077237929
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/26/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations

Chapter 1: American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union

Chapter 2: Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government

Chapter 3: Federalism: Forging a Nation

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights

Chapter 5: Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness
Part Two: Mass Politics

Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice

Chapter 7: Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will

Chapter 8: Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice

Chapter 9: Interest Groups: Organizing Influence

Chapter 10: The News Media: Communicating Political Images
Part Three: Governing Institutions

Chapter 11: Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests

Chapter 12: The Presidency: Leading the Nation

Chapter 13: The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government

Chapter 14: The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law
Part Four: Public Policy

Chapter 15: Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity

Chapter 16: Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need

Chapter 17: Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way
Part Five: Texas Government and Politics

Chapter 18: Introduction to Texas Government

Chapter 19: The State Constitution

Chapter 20: Participation and Interest Groups in Texas Politics

Chapter 21: Political Parties and Elections in Texas

Chapter 22: The Texas Legislature

Chapter 23: The Office of the Governor and State Agencies in Texas

Chapter 24: The Court System in Texas

Chapter 25: Local Governments in Texas

Chapter 26: Public Policy in Texas

Appendixes

Glossary

Notes

Credits

Index

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