Essentials of American & Texas Government: Continuity and Change, 2009 Edition / Edition 3

Essentials of American & Texas Government: Continuity and Change, 2009 Edition / Edition 3

by Karen J. O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, Alixandra B. Yanus, Gary A. Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205662846

ISBN-13: 9780205662845

Pub. Date: 01/09/2009

Publisher: Longman

Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.

From hallmark features like “The Living Constitution”

Overview

Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.

From hallmark features like “The Living Constitution” to new features like the illustrated historical timelines, Essentials of American and Texas Government: Continuity and Change provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. This Essentials edition includes the coverage found in the comprehensive Texas version of the text but in a condensed format.

This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, President George W. Bush’s second administration and the 110th Congress, continued controversies related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, and domestic concerns related to rising gas and food prices and the subprime mortgage crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205662845
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. Foundations of Government

1. The Political Landscape

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

II. Institutions of Government

6. Congress

7. The Presidency

8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy

9. The Judiciary

III. Political Behavior

10. Public Opinion and the News Media

11. Political Parties and Interest Groups

12. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting

13. Domestic and Economic Policy

14. Foreign and Defense Policy

IV. Texas Government

15. The Context for Texas Politics and Government

16. The Texas Constitution

17. Local Government and Politics in Texas

18. The Texas Legislature

19. The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas

20. The Texas Judiciary

21. Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas

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