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Updated in a new 24th edition Government by the People, National, State, and Local Edition demonstrates that politics matters by emphasizing the accomplishments of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Building on decades of authoritative scholarship, this completely updated text continues to offer accessible, carefully crafted, and straightforward coverage of the foundations of American politics, as well as a consistent focus on the achievements of a government by the people. The Alternate Edition includes the same coverage as the comprehensive version but without the chapters on policy.
Introduction: Government by the People
Part I: Constitutional Principles
Chapter 1: Constitutional Democracy
Chapter 2: Constitutional Foundations
The Constitution of the United States
Chapter 3: American Federalism
Part II: The Political Process
Chapter 4: Political Culture and Ideology
Chapter 5: The American Political Landscape
Chapter 6: Interest Groups
Chapter 7: Political Parties
Chapter 8: Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
Chapter 9: Campaigns and Elections
Chapter 10: The Media and U.S. Politics
Part III: Policy Making Institutions
Chapter 11: Congress
Chapter 12: The Presidency
Chapter 13: The Federal Bureaucracy
Chapter 14: The Judiciary
Part IV: Rights and Liberties
Chapter 15: Civil Liberties
Chapter 16: Civil Rights
Conclusion: Sustaining Constitutional Democracy