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

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

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

How should we govern? and What should government do? Professors Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry evaluate how well the American system lives up to citizens' expectations of democratic government and discuss alternative views concerning the proper scope of American government. In doing so they help students answer the critical question, "What difference does politics… See more details below

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How should we govern? and What should government do? Professors Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry evaluate how well the American system lives up to citizens' expectations of democratic government and discuss alternative views concerning the proper scope of American government. In doing so they help students answer the critical question, "What difference does politics make?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321292544
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
780
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.12(h) x 1.20(d)

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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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