Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy: 2006 Election Update / Edition 12

Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy: 2006 Election Update / Edition 12

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

ISBN-10: 0321434285

ISBN-13: 9780321434289

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Government in America, 2006 Election Update, Twelfth Edition
George C. Edwards, III • Martin P. Wattenberg • Robert L. Lineberry

Government in America continues to offer its highly-praised public policy approach and “politics matters” theme. It has been updated with complete coverage of the 2006 midterm

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Government in America, 2006 Election Update, Twelfth Edition
George C. Edwards, III • Martin P. Wattenberg • Robert L. Lineberry

Government in America continues to offer its highly-praised public policy approach and “politics matters” theme. It has been updated with complete coverage of the 2006 midterm elections and other important topics, such as American foreign policy in the Middle East. Government in America illustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American, motivating students to become active participants in all aspects of political life.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

Complete updated coverage of the 2006 midterm elections.

“Young People and Politics” boxes appear in each chapter and reinforce the book’s theme of “politics matters” by focusing on how young people matter to politics and how, in turn, politics matters to them. Some boxes illustrate how policies specifically impact young adults, while others show how their political behavior affects public policy.

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“Making a Difference” boxes throughout the text present the stories and experiences of individuals involved in politics, showing the impact that even one person can have on government when they get involved.

“How You Can Make a Difference” boxes give students explicit, step-by-step advice on how they can get involved and foster change in our system.

“You Are the Policymaker” boxes throughout the text put students in the role ofpolicymaker, asking them to analyze an issue and reach a policy decision.

“Issues of the Times” boxes offer selections from The New York Times and ask students to think critically about the news and how it affects them. Each of these two-page spreads is accompanied by an introduction, pedagogy that emphasizes key points in the article, and critical reading questions to guide students through the issues of the day.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321434289
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
Election Update
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Selected Features
Preface
About the Authors
1Introducing Government in America1
2The Constitution22
3Federalism54
4Civil Liberties and Public Policy77
5Civil Rights and Public Policy111
6Public Opinion and Political Action140
7The Mass Media and the Political Agenda166
8Political Parties187
9Nominations and Campaigns216
10Elections and Voting Behavior238
11Interest Groups257
12Congress284
13The Presidency317
14The Congress, the President, and the Budget: The Politics of Taxing and Spending353
15The Federal Bureaucracy378
16The Federal Courts408
17Economic Policymaking440
18Social Welfare Policymaking458
19Policymaking for Health, Energy, and the Environment476
20Foreign and Defense Policymaking498
21The New Importance of State and Local Government526
The Declaration of Independence557
The Federalist No. 10559
The Federalist No. 51563
The Constitution of the United States of America566
Presidents of the United States577
Party Control of the Presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives in the Twentieth Century580
Supreme Court Justices Serving in the Twentienth Century581
Glossary583
Acknowledgments605
Index609

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