Government by the People, Basic Version, 2001-2002 Edition / Edition 19

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KEY BENFIT: This comprehensive, classic book takes readers from on-lookers to participants. Government by the People lets them see democracy as the participatory government that it is. Covers 2000 Presidential Election, constitutional democracy, political culture and ideology, campaigns and elections, the Presidency, the judiciary, and much more. Explains how Congress and the President work together. For anyone interested in American Government.
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New edition of a basic text on American constitutional democracy in which the authors emphasize the absolute need for politics and politicians despite the current climate of contempt for government. Specific topics include constitutional principles, rights and liberties, the political process, and policy-making institutions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130315656
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/29/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Constitutional Principles
1 Constitutional Democracy 1
The Constitution of the United States 33
2 American Federalism 40
Pt. 2 Rights and Liberties
3 First Amendment Rights 66
4 Equal Justice under the Law 96
Pt. 3 The Political Process
5 Political Culture and Ideology 135
6 The American Political Landscape 157
7 Political Parties and Interest Groups 184
8 Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections 219
9 The Media and American Politics 251
Pt. 4 Policy-Making Institutions
10 Congress: The People's Branch 274
11 The Presidency: The Leadership Branch? 304
12 The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch 334
13 The Bureaucracy: The Real Power? 361
Pt. 5 The Politics of National Policy
14 Domestic Policy 386
15 Foreign and Defense Policy 426
App The Declaration of Independence 450
App The Federalist, No. 10 451
App The Federalist, No. 51 454
App The Federalist, No. 78 455
App Presidential Election Results 458
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