Politics in Action: Cases From the Frontlines of American Government / Edition 1

Politics in Action: Cases From the Frontlines of American Government / Edition 1

by Gary Wasserman
     
 

ISBN-10: 020521049X

ISBN-13: 9780205210497

Pub. Date: 08/31/2011

Publisher: Pearson

Debuting in its first edition, Politics in Action: Cases from the Frontlines of American Government shows contemporary politics in action, illustrates core political science concepts, and makes students more familiar with American political history.

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Debuting in its first edition, Politics in Action: Cases from the Frontlines of American Government shows contemporary politics in action, illustrates core political science concepts, and makes students more familiar with American political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205210497
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
459,133
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART I – THE FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1: The Constitution - The Meal Deal: The Bargain of 1970 That Established Washington DC

Chapter 2: Federalism - The Politics of Educational Federalism: A Race to Washington

Chapter 3: Civil Rights - Affirmative Action: The University Admissions Debate and Beyond

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties- Freedom of Speech on Campus: The Fight Over Fighting Words

PART II – THE PUBLIC

Chapter 5: Public Opinion - Abortion and the Public: A Surprising Stability

Chapter 6: Campaigns – Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: Sexism in the 2008 Presidential Race

Chapter 7: Elections – The Reelection Game: An Insider’s Candid View

Chapter 8: Political Parties – Voter Technology: From Targeting to Microtargeting

Chapter 9: Interest Groups – Clinton’s Health-care Reform: Harry and Louise Go Public

Chapter 10: Interest Groups – Obama’s Health-care Reform: The White House Networks the Industry

Chapter 11: The Media – Agenda-Setting: The News of the Scandal, The Scandal of the News

PART III – THE INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 12: Congress – Legislating Global Warming: The Tragedy of the Climate Bill

Chapter 13: The Presidency - 9/11: Presidential Crisis Dominance

Chapter 14: The Bureaucracy - The Columbia and Challenger Disasters: Agency Groupthink

Chapter 15: The Supreme Court – Watergate and U.S. v. Nixon: The Supreme Court Referees

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