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Go beyond the television newsrooms and the canned political speeches with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, BRIEF EDITION, 2006-2007. Written specifically for students on a budget, this Advantage Edition offers you the same high quality at a the most affordable price around. With up-to-date information and the inside track on public policy makers, this edition presents what you need to know about American politics in an easy-to-understand format. And, special sections on the impact of economics and foreign policy make this textbook particularly relevant in today's political climate.
1. The Foundations of American Government. 2. Forging a New Government: The Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. 6. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media. 7. Interest Groups and Political Parties. 8. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting Behavior. 9. The Congress. 10. The Presidency. 11. The Bureaucracy. 12. The Judiciary. 13. Domestic and Economic Policy. 14. Foreign Policy. Appendix A: Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix C: The Federalist Papers, No. 10 and No. 51. Glossary.