Living Democracy, 2010 Update, Brief California Edition / Edition 2

Living Democracy, 2010 Update, Brief California Edition / Edition 2

by Daniel M. Shea, Christopher Smith, Milton Clarke, Joanne Connor Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205792014

ISBN-13: 9780205792016

Pub. Date: 02/03/2010

Publisher: Longman

Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is organized around a "participation" approach and provides an innovative content style and interactive assessment. It is designed to get readers to participate in their learning and in all aspects of American politics.

Covering the foundations and institutions of the American Government, readers are

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Overview

Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is organized around a "participation" approach and provides an innovative content style and interactive assessment. It is designed to get readers to participate in their learning and in all aspects of American politics.

Covering the foundations and institutions of the American Government, readers are prompted to draw connections between government topics and current events while finding a role for themselves in politics and government. This update includes coverage of the seismic changes that have taken place across our political landscape since the second edition published and Barack Obama took office.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205792016
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
02/03/2010
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
Brief
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of American Government

1. American Governance: Democracy in Action

2. Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework

3. Federalism

Part II: The Institutions of American Government

4. The Judiciary

5. Civil Rights and Liberties

6. Congress and the Legislative Process

7. The Presidency and the Federal Bureaucracy

Part III: The American Public and the Democratic Process

8. Political Socialization and Public Opinion

9. Politics of the Media

10. Civic Engagement

11. Interest Groups and Social Movements

12. Elections and Political Participation

13. Political Parties

Part IV: The Policy Process

14. Domestic and Foreign Policy Development

Part V: California

15. California Approaches Democracy

16. Democracy California Style: Political Participation

17. The California State Legislature

18. The California Executive and Bureaucracy

19. The California Judiciary

20. Local Government in California

21. California Fiscal Policy

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