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Overview

This complete introduction to American government offers a comprehensive program that integrates the core text with supporting materials to benefit both students and instructors. The Eighth Edition maintains the highly acclaimed, non-ideological framework, exploring three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism v. pluralism debate; and the effect of globalization on U.S. politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395907375
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kenneth Janda (Ph.D., Indiana, 1961) is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published extensively in the areas of political science, research methodology, and the use of computer technology in political science. In 2000, he won the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association.

Jeffrey M. Berry (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is the John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941 Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His books include THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1993), THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999), and THE INTEREST GROUP SOCIETY (4th ed., 2006). He is also the recipient of the Leon Epstein Award for his book, A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2003).

Jerry Goldman (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is professor of political science at Northwestern University. His research interests are judicial politics, constitutional law, and information technology and politics, and he is the creator of The OYEZ Project, a public archive devoted to the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received many awards, including the American Bar Foundation's Sliver Gavel for increasing the public's understanding of law and the Roman & Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation.

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Table of Contents


Part I: DILEMMAS OF DEMOCRACY.
1. Freedom, Order, or Equality?
2. Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy? Part II: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
3. The Constitution.
4. Federalism. Part III: LINKING PEOPLE WITH GOVERNMENT.
5. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.
6. The Media.
7. Participation and Voting.
8. Political Parties.
9. Nominations, Elections, and Campaigns.
10. Interest Groups. Part IV: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.
11. Congress.
12. The Presidency.
13. The Bureaucracy.
14. The Courts. Part V: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
15. Order and Civil Liberties.
16. Equality and Civil Rights. Part VI: MAKING PUBLIC POLICY.
17. Policymaking.
18. Economic Policy.
19. Domestic Policy.
20. Global Policy. Appendix. The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States.
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