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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205210497
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 754,767
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


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


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


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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