Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, Election Update / Edition 5

Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, Election Update / Edition 5

by George C. C. Edwards, Martin P. Wattenberg, Robert L. Lineberry, Robert L. Lineberry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321070763

ISBN-13: 9780321070760

Pub. Date: 12/26/2000

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

Understanding how our political system works and the consequences of the policies that the government makes is critically important because those policies directly affect each of us. Through its emphasis on the relationship between politics and public policy, its lively writing style, and its effective text features, Government in America engages the

Overview

Understanding how our political system works and the consequences of the policies that the government makes is critically important because those policies directly affect each of us. Through its emphasis on the relationship between politics and public policy, its lively writing style, and its effective text features, Government in America engages the reader and consistently demonstrates the fact that politics matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321070760
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/26/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii
A Student Guide to Reading Charts and Graphs xvii
About the Authors xix
Introduction
1(21)
Two Central Questions for Governing
5(1)
Government and Politics
5(2)
The Policymaking System
7(2)
Democratic Government
9(6)
The Scope of Government in America
15(5)
Summary
20(2)
The Constitution
22(32)
The Origins of the Constitution
23(4)
The Government That Failed: 1776--1787
27(3)
Making a Constitution: The Philadelphia Convention
30(1)
The Agenda in Philadelphia
31(5)
The Madisonian Model
36(4)
Ratifying the Constitution
40(3)
Constitutional Change
43(5)
Understanding the Constitution
48(2)
Summary
50(4)
Federalism
54(25)
Defining Federalism
55(2)
The Constitutional Basis of Federalism
57(7)
Intergovernmental Relations Today
64(8)
Understanding Federalism
72(4)
Summary
76(3)
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
79(57)
The Bill of Rights---Then and Now
80(2)
Freedom of Religion
82(4)
Freedom of Expression
86(10)
Defendants' Rights
96(6)
The Right to Privacy
102(3)
The Struggle for Equality
105(2)
Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy
107(8)
Women, the Constitution, and Public Policy
115(7)
Newly Active Groups Under the Civil Rights Umbrella
122(2)
Affirmative Action
124(3)
Understanding Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
127(3)
Summary
130(6)
Public Opinion and Political Action
136(26)
The American People
137(6)
How Americans Learn About Politics: Political Socialization
143(2)
Measuring Public Opinion and Political Information
145(4)
What Americans Value: Political Ideologies
149(4)
How Americans Participate in Politics
153(4)
Understanding Public Opinion and Political Action
157(1)
Summary
158(4)
The Mass Media
162(20)
The Mass Media Today
163(1)
The Development of Media Politics
164(5)
Reporting the News
169(5)
The News and Public Opinion
174(2)
The Media's Agenda-Setting Function
176(1)
Understanding the Mass Media
177(2)
Summary
179(3)
Political Parties
182(24)
The Meaning of Party
183(2)
The Party in the Electorate
185(2)
The Party Organizations: From the Grass Roots to Washington
187(2)
The Party in Government: Promises and Policy
189(1)
Party Eras in American History
190(6)
Third Parties: Their Impact on American Politics
196(3)
Understanding Political Parties
199(4)
Summary
203(3)
Campaigns and Voting Behavior
206(33)
The Nomination Game
207(7)
The Campaign Game
214(1)
Money and Campaigning
215(7)
The Impact of Campaigns
222(1)
Whether to Vote: A Citizen's First Choice
222(4)
How Americans Vote: Explaining Citizen's Decisions
226(4)
The Last Battle: The Electoral College
230(2)
Understanding Campaigns and Voting Behavior
232(2)
Summary
234(5)
Interest Groups
239(25)
Defining Interest Groups
240(1)
Theories of Interest Group Politics
241(3)
What Makes an Interest Group Successful?
244(3)
How Groups Try to Shape Policy
247(6)
Types of Interest Groups
253(5)
Understanding Interest Groups
258(2)
Summary
260(4)
Congress
264(35)
The Representatives and Senators
265(4)
Congressional Elections
269(5)
How Congress is Organized to Make Policy
274(11)
The Congressional Process
285(6)
Understanding Congress
291(2)
Summary
293(6)
The Presidency
299(39)
The Presidents
300(5)
Presidential Powers
305(1)
Running the Government: The Chief Executive
306(7)
Presidential Leadership of Congress: The Politics of Shared Powers
313(7)
The President and National Security Policy
320(5)
Power fromt the People: The Public Presidency
325(5)
The President and the Press
330(2)
Understanding the American Presidency
332(1)
Summary
333(5)
The Federal Bureaucracy
338(30)
The Bureaucrats
339(6)
How Bureaucracies Are Organized
345(3)
Bureaucracies as Implementors
348(7)
Bureaucracies as Regulators
355(4)
Understanding Bureaucracies
359(4)
Summary
363(5)
The Federal Courts
368(31)
The Nature of the Judicial System
369(3)
The Structure of the Federal Judicial System
372(5)
The Politics of Judicial Selection
377(4)
The Background of Judges and Justices
381(3)
The Courts as Policymakers
384(6)
Understanding the Courts
390(4)
Summary
394(5)
The Congress, the President, and the Budget: the Politics of Taxing and Spending
399(22)
Sources of Federal Revenue
401(8)
Federal Expenditures
409(8)
Understanding Budgeting
417(1)
Summary
418(3)
Social Welfare Policymaking
421(17)
Income, Poverty, and Public Policy
422(2)
The Nature of Wealth and Poverty
424(3)
Social Welfare Programs
427(2)
The Evolution of America's Social Welfare Programs
429(5)
Understanding Social Welfare Policy
434(1)
Summary
435(3)
Foreign and Defense Policymaking
438(32)
American Foreign Policy: Instruments, Actors, and Policymakers
439(7)
American Foreign Policy: An Overview
446(6)
The Politics of Defense Policy
452(4)
The New Global Agenda
456(9)
Understanding Foreign and Defense Policymaking
465(1)
Summary
466(4)
Appendix 470(20)
Glossary 490(14)
Key Terms in Spanish 504(3)
Acknowledgments 507(2)
Index 509

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