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Overview

Dynamics of Democracy Alternate, 6e offers a comprehensive introductory survey for students of American government. The authors show that politics arises from conflict and that, equally significant, the rules that stipulate how the government makes its decisions help determine the winners and losers in particular conflicts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424080434
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Peverill Squire, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Peverill Squire is professor of political science at the University of Iowa, where he has served as chair of the department. Professor Squire received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1990, he was a visiting professor at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan, where he taught a course on American politics. During the 1999-2000 academic year, Professor Squire was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, holding the John Marshall Chair in Political Science at the Budapest (Hungary) University of Economic Sciences.


James M. Lindsay, Ph.D., Council on Foreign Relations
James M. Lindsay is Vice President and Director of Studies of the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior, he was Deputy Director and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He was also previously a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. Lindsay received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is a recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in International Peace and Security and of an Advanced Research Fellowship in Foreign Policy Studies, both from the Social Science Research Council, and a recipient of an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition to numerous scholarly articles and newspaper op-eds, Dr. Lindsay is the author of Congress and Nuclear Weapons (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Congress and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press), co-author of Defending America: The Case for Limited National MissileDefense (Brookings Institution Press), and the co-editor of Congress Resurgent (University of Michigan Press) and Change in U.S. Foreign Policy After the Cold War (University of Pittsburgh Press). While on the faculty at the University of Iowa, he received the Collegiate Teaching Award, the James N. Murray Faculty Teaching Award, and a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs. In 1996¿97, Professor Lindsay served as Director for Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs at the National Security Council, the White House.


Cary R. Covington, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Cary R. Covington is associate professor of political science at the University of Iowa. He received his B.A. from Whittier College and his A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-author of The Coalitional Presidency (Brooks/Cole Publishing Company), and his research on the institution of the presidency and on presidential-congressional relations has been published in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and American Politics Quarterly. Professor Covington has had a long and abiding interest in teaching, both in and out of the classroom. Before becoming a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa, he taught at Texas A&M University. He has worked as a consultant for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) as a member of its Test Development Committee for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) in American government, and served as a faculty instructor for The Washington Center¿s Campaign 2000 Internship Program at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. At the University of Iowa, Professor Covington regularly teaches both large and small-enrollment courses on introductory American politics, as well as courses on the American presidency, the legislative process, and bureaucratic politics. In addition to his activities in the classroom, he has assisted many students by serving at various times as the political science department¿s Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Government Internships.


Eric R. A. N. Smith, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Eric R.A.N. Smith is associate professor of political science and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at Brandeis University and then at Columbia University before moving to U.C. Santa Barbara. From 1996 to 1997 he was the director of U.C. Santa Barbara¿s Washington D.C. Center. His research focuses on public opinion, elections, and environmental politics. Dr. Smith is the author of The Unchanging American Voter (University of California Press), Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion (Rowman & Littlefield), and numerous articles in journals such as American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Political Psychology, and Society and Natural Resources. Professor Smith enjoys teaching and has taught a wide range of classes¿including introduction to American government and politics, public opinion and elections, political parties, Congress, and environmental politics. He believes that to understand and appreciate politics, students should both study academic theories about politics and be exposed to real politics and politicians. Toward that end, Professor Smith teaches his Congress course based on a simulation of the U.S. House of Representatives; he regularly brings politicians into his classes to talk with his students; and he sponsors dozens of internships in local, state, and national politics. Smith is not only a scholar who studies politics; he is also an active participant in politics. He sponsors one of the political clubs on his campus and has worked in campaigns ranging from local to national office.

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Table of Contents

Preface Using Atomic Dog Textbooks Recommended System Requirements Minimum System Requirements Printing Atomic Dog Textbooks Preface Approach Online and in Print Pedagogical Features What's New to This Edition Alternate Edition Ancillary Materials Acknowledgments Reviewers About the Authors Dedication Part 1 - The Context of American Politics Chapter 1 - Studying the Dynamics of Democracy: Conflict, Rules, and Change 1-1Politics and Conflict 1-2Government as Rule Maker 1-3Putting It All Together: Context, Participants, Institutions, and Processes Chapter 2 - The Constitution 2-1The Constitution as a Reflection of Political Conflict 2-2The Constitution as a Reflection of the Founders' Philosophy 2-3The Core Provisions of the Constitution 2-4Three Consequences of the Constitution 2-5Federalism: The Vertical Dimension to the Constitution 2-6The Constitution of the United States Chapter 3 - The Social Context of American Politics 3-1Who Are Americans? 3-2Social and Economic Characteristics 3-3Diversity and Social Harmony 3-4Political Power in the United States Chapter 4 - Civil Liberties 4-1Interpreting the Constitution 4-2The Bill of Rights and State Government 4-3The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Assembly, Press, and Religion 4-4The Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms? 4-5Government and the Rights of Criminal Suspects 4-6Privacy as a Constitutional Right Chapter 5 - Civil Rights 5-1Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 5-2Discrimination against African Americans 5-3Discrimination against Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and Others 5-4Discrimination against Women 5-5Extending Civil Rights 5-6Affirmative Action: Equal Opportunity or Equal Outcomes? Part 2 - Individuals and Groups in American Politics Chapter 6 - Public Opinion 6-1The People's Limited Knowledge of Politics 6-2The Nature and Acquisition of Opinions and Values 6-3Ideologies 6-4Public Opinion on the Issues Chapter 7 - Voting and Participation 7-1Who Votes? 7-2Political Activists 7-3How Voters Make Choices Chapter 8 - The News Media 8-1Do the News Media Matter? 8-2The Changing Face of the News Media 8-3Freedom of the Press 8-4Reporting the News 8-5Evaluating the News Media 8-6The News Media and Democracy Chapter 9 - Political Parties 9-1What Is a Political Party? 9-2Characteristics of U.S. Political Parties 9-3The History of U.S. Parties and Elections 9-4Modern Party Organization Chapter 10 - Interest Groups 10-1Defining Interest Groups 10-2The Growth of Interest Groups 10-3The Diversity of Organized Interests 10-4Interest Group Formation and Maintenance 10-5Interest Group Strategies 10-6Interest Group Influence 10-7The Balance Sheet on Interest Groups Part 3 - The Institution of American Politics Chapter 11 - Congress 11-1The Structure of Congress 11-2The Evolution of Congress 11-3Getting There and Staying ThereCongressional Elections 11-4Serving in Congress 11-5Congress as an Organization 11-6The Business of Congress 11-7Congress and the Idea of Representation Chapter 12 - The Presidency 12-1The Development of the Presidency 12-2Selecting a President 12-3The Presidency as an Institution 12-4The Presidency in American Politics Chapter 13 - The Federal Bureaucracy 13-1What Is Bureaucracy? 13-2The Structure and Tasks of the Federal Bureaucracy 13-3Development of the Federal Bureaucracy 13-4The Politics of the Federal Bureaucracy 13-5Forming and Reforming the Federal Bureaucracy: The Pursuit of Competing Values Chapter 14 - The Courts 14-1The Federal Courts 14-2The Federal Courts as Policy Makers 14-3The Supreme Court as a Political Institution 14-4Decision Making at the Supreme Court 14-5The Lower Federal Courts 14-6State Courts Part 4 - The Policy Process in American Politics Chapter 15 - The Federal System and State Government 15-1Relations among Federal, State, and Local Governments 15-2State Government and Politics 15-3State Budgets 15-4Local Government 15-5Who Delivers? Public Opinion and Level of Government Appendixes Appendix A - The Declaration of Independence A-1The Declaration of Independence Appendix B - The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union B-1The Articles of Conderation and Perpetual Union Appendix C - Federalist No. 10 C-1Federalist No. 10 Appendix D - Federalist No. 51 D-1Federalist No. 51 Appendix E - Antifederalists and the Constitution E-1Antifederalists and the Constitution Appendix F - Race and the U.S. Constitution F-1Race and the U.S. Constitution Appendix G - The Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States G-1The Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States Appendix H - Presidential Election Results, 1789-2004 H-1Presidential Election Results, 1789-2004 Appendix I - Party Control of the Presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives, 1901-2007 I-1Party Control of the Presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives, 1901-2007 Appendix J - Twentieth-Century Justices of the Supreme Court J-1Twentieth-Century Justices of the Supreme Court Appendix K - Presidential General Election Returns by State, 2004 K-1Presidential General Election Returns by State, 2004 Appendix L - Portrait of the Electorate, 19922004 L-1Portrait of the Electorate, 19922004 Appendix M - American Political Parties Since 1789 M-1American Political Parties Since 1789

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