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

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

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


Framing its content within a resonant “politics matters” theme and emphasizing public policy throughout, this accessible text illustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American.


Through engaging and interactive boxed features and a focus on the issues that matter to most, this practicalSee more details below

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Framing its content within a resonant “politics matters” theme and emphasizing public policy throughout, this accessible text illustrates the impact that government has on the daily lives of each and every American.


Through engaging and interactive boxed features and a focus on the issues that matter to most, this practical text motivates readers to become active participants in our political system, and helps overcome public apathy toward government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321048417
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/20/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
524

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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