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Master the fundamentals of American government with DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, 2006 UPDATE! This political science text provides a realistic guide to American politics and institutions while discussing the way democracy responds to challenges from diverse constituencies or dramatic public events. Studying is made easy with student-friendly tools including bold-faced terms, bulleted chapter highlights, and an end-of-chapter list of key terms with page references.
Preface. Part I: THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 1. Government and the People. 2. The Constitutional Framework. 3. The Federal System. 4. Civil Liberties and Citizenship. 5. The Struggle for Equal Rights. Part II: POLITICS AND PEOPLE. 6. Public Opinion. 7. Interest Groups. 8. The Media and Politics. 9. Political Parties. 10. Political Campaigns and Candidates. 11. Voting Behavior and Elections. Part III: THE POLICYMAKERS. 12. The Congress. 13. The President. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. Justice. Part IV: GOVERNMENT IN OPERATION. 16. Foreign Policy and National Security. 17. Government and the Economy. 18. Promoting the General Welfare. Part V: THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY. 19. State and Local Government. Appendices: The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States of America. Presidents of the United States. Selections from the Federalist Papers. Endnotes. Glossary. Credits. Index. Presidential Election Results, 1940-2004.
Posted September 7, 2010
I have actually looked over a couple of chapters (but haven't thoroughly read them). However this book seems to be an excellent choice for governmental courses. I am using this text in my college course and my professor does a spectacular job coordinating her PowerPoint presentations to fit what the textbook has us comprehend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.