The New American Democracy / Edition 6

The New American Democracy / Edition 6

by Morris P. Fiorina, William G. Mayer, Paul E. Peterson, Bertram Johnson
     
 

With an emphasis on elections and their importance in the American political system, this groundbreaking offers a stimulating, analytical approach to American government and a unique perspective on contemporary politics.

Noted scholars and teachers all, the authors propose in their text that politicians today are perpetually engaged in the election

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With an emphasis on elections and their importance in the American political system, this groundbreaking offers a stimulating, analytical approach to American government and a unique perspective on contemporary politics.

Noted scholars and teachers all, the authors propose in their text that politicians today are perpetually engaged in the election process—a “permanent campaign”—which has profoundly affected how our government functions today. The proliferation of public opinion polls, the growing influence of the Internet, the ubiquitous nature of the news media, and the increasingly important role of interest groups–all demonstrate that America is moving toward a more popular democracy and have blurred the lines between politicians campaigning and governing.

The sixth edition of this prestigious text will have been brought completely up-to-date through the end of the George W. Bush administration and 2008 Presidential Election, by its publication.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205662951
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

IThe Foundations of the New American Democracy
Ch. 1The New American Democracy2
Ch. 2Establishing a Constitutional Democracy34
Ch. 3Federal, State, and Local Government68
Ch. 4Americans: Who They Are and What They Believe96
IIThe Ingredients of the New American Democracy
Ch. 5Public Opinion132
Ch. 6Citizen Participation166
Ch. 7Interest Group Participation in American Democracy198
Ch. 8Political Parties230
Ch. 9The Media262
Ch. 10Choosing the President300
Ch. 11Choosing the Congress340
IIIGovernment in the New American Democracy
Ch. 12The Congress in Operation376
Ch. 13The Presidency: Powers and Practice416
Ch. 14The Bureaucracy448
Ch. 15The Courts482
IVElections and Public Policy
Ch. 16Civil Liberties515
Ch. 17Civil Rights548
Ch. 18Domestic Policy578
Ch. 19Economic Policy: Prosperity, Deficits, and Taxes612
Ch. 20Foreign and Defense Policy644

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