GOVT, California Edition, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

GOVT, California Edition, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Edward I. SIDLOW/HENSCHEN
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495908681

ISBN-13: 9780495908685

Pub. Date: 02/05/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT2, CALIFORNIA 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. A new chapter feature—"Our Government's Response to the Economic

Overview

Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT2, CALIFORNIA 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. A new chapter feature—"Our Government's Response to the Economic Crisis"—helps explain the current economic downturn and the ensuing economic policies. Ten additional chapters by Larry Gerston and Terry Christianson cover California politics, including updated content on the current economy. As part of the 4LTR Press, GOVT2, CALIFORNIA was created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process. It is an accessible, affordable approach to the course that accommodates the diverse lifestyles of today's learners through its full suite of learning tools. These tools—correlated to the text chapter-by-chapter—include chapter-in-review cards, video, simulations, podcasts, and quizzes that allow students to learn and study wherever they are and whenever they have time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495908685
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2010
Edition description:
Includes Bind-In Printed Access Card
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
0.33(w) x 0.42(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Contours of American Democracy. 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. Part VI: CALIFONIA POLITICS 17. California's People, Economy, and Politics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. 18. Political Parties and Direct Democracy: Too Much Democracy? 19. Voters, Candidates, Campaigns, and the Media: The Mix of Money and Marketing. 20. Interest Groups: The Power Behind the Dome. 21. The Legislature: The Perils of Policymaking. 22. Courts, Judges, and Politics: California Law. 23. The Executive Branch: Coping with Fragmented Authority. 24. Taxing and Spending: Budgetary Politics and Policies. 25. Local Government: Politics at the Grass Roots. 26. State-Federal Relations: Conflict, Cooperation, and Chaos. 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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