Living Democracy, Brief Texas Edition / Edition 2

Living Democracy, Brief Texas Edition / Edition 2

by Daniel M. Shea, Joanne Connor Green, Christopher Smith, L. Tucker Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136027385

ISBN-13: 9780136027386

Pub. Date: 02/08/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Everything about this dynamic book—from its engaging writing and examples, to its bold graphics and photos, to its innovative learning pedagogy and interactive assessment—is designed to get students to participate: in their learning, in the classroom, and in all aspects of American politics.

American Government instructors overwhelmingly cite

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Overview

Everything about this dynamic book—from its engaging writing and examples, to its bold graphics and photos, to its innovative learning pedagogy and interactive assessment—is designed to get students to participate: in their learning, in the classroom, and in all aspects of American politics.

American Government instructors overwhelmingly cite student apathy as the single biggest problem in their course; students are simply not engaged in the material and do not believe that the government can affect and enrich their lives. Lead author Dan Shea, founder of the Center for Political Participation, along with co-authors Joanne Connor Green and Christopher E. Smith teamed up to write an American Government text that helps students experience the impact of government in their daily lives and inspires them to work to affect that government in return. Written with the belief that the American Government course is critically important for our students—as well as for the long-term stability of the democratic process—Living Democracy helps students draw connections between course topics and current events and find a role for themselves in politics and government.

The text’s innovative approach to American government presents the dynamic nature of our country's democratic process more accurately than any other book currently on the market, while offering all of the material found in a comprehensive, traditionally organized government text within an active framework. The Texas Brief edition includes the exact same coverage as the Texas version but with in a more streamlined format.

Now in its second edition, this attention-getting text is building on its message of participation: improvements to its innovative pedagogical system with even more assessment opportunities help students participate more fully in their own learning process, while new Student Profiles of politically active young people from around the world continue to promote students’ political participation. New coverage highlights the events surrounding the 2008 Election including the massive growth in voter participation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136027386
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/08/2009
Edition description:
Brief
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations of American Government

1 American Government: Democracy in Action

2 Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework

3 Federalism

4 Civil Liberties

5 Civil Rights

Part Two: The Institutions of American Government

6 Congress

7 The Presidency

8 Bureaucracy

9 The Judiciary

Part Three: The American Public and the Democratic Process

10 Political Socialization and Public Opinion

11 The Politics of the Media

12 Interest Groups and Civic and Political Engagement

13 Elections and Political Parties in America

Part Four: Public Policy

14 The Policy Process and Economic Policy

15 Foreign and National Security Policy

Part Five: Texas

16 The Social and Economic Forces of Texas Politics

17 The Texas Constitution

18 Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas

19 The Texas Legislature

20 The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy

21 The Texas Judiciary

22 Local Government in Texas

Appendices

1 Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies (annotated)

2 The Constitution of the United States (annotated)

3 The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison

4 The Federalist, No. 51, James Madison

5 Anti-Federalist, To the Citizens of the State of New York, October 18, 1787

6 The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln

7 I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King

8 Presidents and Congresses

9 Supreme Court Justices

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