GOVT 3 (with Political Science CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) / Edition 3

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Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with input from more than 200 students and faculty, GOVT 3 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT 3 is a streamlined and extremely current text for the American Government course. Its motivating debate theme and appealing magazine-like format speak directly to today's student.

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"I LOVE GOVT. I really do think that it combines the attractiveness for students . . . with better content and presentation. . . . The thing I like about the features of GOVT is that they seem to be more specifically politically literate—meaning you learn how to learn, so being an engaged citizen includes learning how to find the information. I like that a lot! . . . The GOVT ancillary package looks GREAT!"— Leah A. Murray, Weber State University

"For me, the clear strength of GOVT is the organization and structure around the learning objectives in each chapter. Students are always asking what they should study and struggling to figure out what from each chapter is important and what is just interesting color that I've added to make the class more interesting. Your learning objectives give them a concrete way to distill out what is important, and the fact that they come on detachable study cards is a great bonus! . . . Students will like the format and the price, as well as the cutting edge flavor of both the photos and the issues raised in the 'America at Odds' boxes. These are a great way to launch a lecture, but they'll fall flat if the issues are no longer hot. In that regard, this book delivers! . . . I also really like how the technology for this book is not an afterthought. Students today expect technology to actually enhance their class experience, not just add to the cost of the text. The array of book-specific material that is available for this title really sets it apart from others and increases the amount of time students will spend outside of class engaging with the course material. And the great part is that with a $65 book I don't have to feel guilty about asking them to buy the new book so I can make use of those great resources!"— Robert S. Wood, University of North Dakota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111342470
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,293,307
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Sidlow is professor of political science at Eastern Michigan University, and is also EMU's Faculty Representative to the NCAA. Sidlow received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1979. He teaches broadly in the area of American politics, and has published two books on Congress in addition to numerous articles in professional journals. Prior to his work at EMU, Sidlow served on the faculties of Arizona State University, Miami (OH) University, and Northwestern University, and was an academic administrator at Loyola University Chicago. He has won awards for outstanding teaching at Miami, Northwestern, and EMU, and is often called upon by print and electronic media for political analysis.

Beth Henschen received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, and was a faculty member in the departments of political science at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago before joining the faculty at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches courses in American government, judicial politics, and civil rights and liberties, and has been the recipient of several awards for teaching excellence. Her articles have appeared in numerous professional journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Politics Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Judicature, Policy Studies Review, and Political Research Quarterly.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. America in the 21st Century 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. PART II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. PART III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. Public Opinion and Voting. 9. Campaigns and Elections. 10. Politics and the Media. PART IV: INSTITUTIONS. 11. Congress. 12. The Presidency. 13. The Bureaucracy. 14. The Judiciary. PART V: PUBLIC POLICY. 15. Domestic Policy. 16. Foreign Policy. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: Supreme Court Justices since 1900. Appendix D: Party Control of Congress since 1900. Appendix E: Information on U.S. Presidents. Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51. Appendix G: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions.

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