The New American Democracy / Edition 6

The New American Democracy / Edition 6

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

The New American Democracy, Fifth Edition, emphasizes the centrality of elections in American politics today-and examines our country's evolution from a pluralist democracy to a more populist one-helping you understand how both have profoundly changed the way our political system operates. New to the Fifth Edition. Complete up-to-date coverage and analysis of the… See more details below

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The New American Democracy, Fifth Edition, emphasizes the centrality of elections in American politics today-and examines our country's evolution from a pluralist democracy to a more populist one-helping you understand how both have profoundly changed the way our political system operates. New to the Fifth Edition. Complete up-to-date coverage and analysis of the following topics: Historic 2006 congressional campaigns and elections, Concerns about terrorism and the governmental steps to combat it, Complexities of immigration-legal and illegal, Latest developments in the area of campaign finance, Civil rights of Latinos, Asian Americans, and gays and lesbians.

The new Election Voices feature, which follows many of the chapters, further emphasizes the text's election theme, thus enabling you to think critically and debate important topics such as immigration, pork spending, negative advertising, campaign finance and primary reform, the death penalty, homeland security, U.S. policy toward the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, school vouchers, and the "culture war."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205751532
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Books a la Carte Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(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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