Government in America / Edition 4

Government in America / Edition 4

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

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ISBN-10: 032103323X

ISBN-13: 9780321033239

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321033239
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE vii(5)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS xii
1 INTRODUCTION
1(14)
Two Central Questions
1(1)
Government, Politics, and Public Policy
1(3)
The Political System
4(1)
Democratic Government
5(5)
The Scope of Government in America
10(3)
Summary
13(2)
2 THE CONSTITUTION
15(23)
The Origins of the Constitution
15(5)
Making a Constitution: The Philadelphia Convention
20(1)
The Agenda in Philadelphia
21(4)
The Madisonian Model
25(1)
Ratifying the Constitution
26(2)
Constitutional Change
28(6)
Understanding the Constitution
34(1)
Summary
35(3)
3 FEDERALISM
38(18)
Defining Federalism
39(1)
The Constitutional Basis of Federalism
40(6)
Intergovernmental Relations Today
46(5)
Understanding Federalism
51(2)
Summary
53(3)
4 CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS
56(33)
The Bill of Rights--Then and Now
57(2)
The First Amendment Freedoms
59(13)
The Right to Privacy
72(2)
The Constitution and Equality
74(11)
Understanding Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, and the Constitution
85(1)
Summary
86(3)
5 PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICAL ACTION
89(19)
The American People
89(5)
What Americans Learn About Politics: Political Socialization
94(2)
What Americans Believe: Public Opinion and Policy
96(2)
What Americans Value: Political Ideologies
98(3)
How Americans Participate in Politics
101(3)
Understanding Public Opinion and Political Action
104(1)
Summary
105(3)
6 THE MASS MEDIA
108(15)
The Mass Media Today
109(1)
The Development of the Mass Media
110(3)
Reporting the News
113(5)
The News and Public Opinion
118(1)
The Policy Agenda and the Special Role of the Media
119(1)
Understanding the Mass Media
119(1)
Summary
120(3)
7 POLITICAL PARTIES
123(20)
The Meaning of Party
123(2)
The Party in the Electorate
125(2)
The Party Organizations: From the Grass Roots to Washington
127(1)
The Party in Government: Promises and Policy
128(1)
Party Realignment and Dealignment
129(5)
The Parties Today: Renewal and Change
134(3)
Understanding Political Parties
137(4)
Summary
141(2)
8 CAMPAIGNS AND VOTING BEHAVIOR
143(26)
The Nomination Game
144(5)
The Campaign Game
149(6)
Whether to Vote: A Citizen's First Choice
155(3)
How Americans Vote: Explaining Citizens' Decisions
158(3)
The 1996 Election: Building a Bridge to the Twenty-first Century
161(1)
The Last Battle: The Electoral College
162(2)
Understanding Campaigns and Voting Behavior
164(1)
Summary
165(4)
9 INTEREST GROUPS
169(19)
Defining Interest Groups
170(1)
Theories of Interest Group Politics
170(3)
What Makes an Interest Group Successful?
173(3)
How Groups Try to Shape Policy
176(3)
Types of Interest Groups
179(5)
Understanding Interest Groups
184(1)
Summary
185(3)
10 CONGRESS
188(25)
The Representatives and Senators
189(3)
Congressional Elections
192(4)
How Congress Is Organized to Make Policy
196(7)
The Congressional Process
203(4)
Understanding Congress
207(2)
Summary
209(4)
11 THE PRESIDENCY
213(28)
The Presidents
214(3)
Presidential Powers
217(3)
Running the Government: The Chief Executive
220(3)
Presidential Leadership of Congress: The Politics of Shared Powers
223(6)
The President and National Security Policy
229(3)
Power from the People: The Public Presidency
232(3)
The President and the Press
235(2)
Understanding the American Presidency
237(1)
Summary
238(3)
12 THE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY
241(23)
The Bureaucrats
242(5)
How Bureaucracies Are Organized
247(2)
Bureaucracies as Implementors
249(5)
Bureaucracies as Regulators
254(2)
Understanding Bureaucracies
256(5)
Summary
261(3)
13 THE FEDERAL COURTS
264(24)
The Nature of the Judicial System
265(2)
The Structure of the Federal Judicial System
267(3)
The Politics of Judicial Selection
270(4)
The Backgrounds of Judges and Justices
274(3)
The Courts as Policymakers
277(4)
Understanding the Courts
281(3)
Summary
284(4)
14 THE BUDGET
288(17)
The Government's Sources of Revenue
289(5)
Federal Expenditures: Where Revenues Go
294(7)
Understanding Budgeting
301(2)
Summary
303(2)
15 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICYMAKING
305(13)
Income, Poverty, and Public Policy
306(1)
The Nature of Wealth and Poverty
307(3)
Social Welfare Programs
310(1)
The Evolution of America's Social Welfare Programs
311(3)
Understanding Social Welfare Policy
314(2)
Summary
316(2)
16 FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICYMAKING
318(21)
American Foreign Policy: Methods and Actors
318(6)
American Foreign Policy: A Brief History
324(4)
The Politics of Defense Policy
328(4)
The New Global Agenda
332(3)
Understanding Foreign and Defense Policymaking
335(2)
Summary
337(2)
APPENDIXES 339(26)
The Declaration of Independence 341(2)
The Federalist No. 10 343(4)
The Federalist No. 51 347(3)
The Constitution of the United States of America 350(11)
Presidents of the United States 361(4)
GLOSSARY 365(15)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 380(2)
INDEX 382

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