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Overview

Developed in partnership with teachers and students to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals essential to learner success, THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY, STUDENT CHOICE, 2e incorporates to-the-point coverage, eliminates extraneous material, and integrates pedagogy that reinforces key concepts. Incorporating the very latest research and events central to American politics, the text thoroughly explores freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism vs. pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, the Second Edition is packed with new examples, figures, data, and current discussions, including a balanced retrospective of the Bush presidency as well as new comparative features that place the United States in a global context. In addition, online learning environment AmericansGoverning.org engages learners in the political process through a variety of media.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547216362
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/11/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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. In 2009 he received the APSA's Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the Association.

Jeffrey M. Berry (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His books include THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1993) and THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999). He is twice the recipient of the Leon Epstein Award, first for his book A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2003) and more recently for LOBBYING AND POLICY CHANGE (2009). He is also the recipient of the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association.

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.

Kevin W. Hula is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola College in Maryland, where he teaches the introductory American Government course, as well as courses in the presidency, intelligence organizations, and interest groups. His research is in interest groups and the executive branch.

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Table of Contents

1. Dilemmas of Democracy. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media. 5. Participation and Voting. 6. Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Congress. 9. The Presidency. 10. The Bureaucracy. 11. The Courts. 12. Order and Civil Liberties. 13. Equality and Civil Rights. 14. Policymaking and the Budget.

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