Promise and Performance of American Democracy, 9th Edition / Edition 9

Promise and Performance of American Democracy, 9th Edition / Edition 9

by Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith
     
 

Is our American democracy measuring up to its promise? In PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 9th Edition, the authors give you all the information and help you need to decide for yourself. Current and insightful, this book includes fascinating information and analysis of the recent presidential election, the party in control of Congress, and key issues

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Is our American democracy measuring up to its promise? In PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 9th Edition, the authors give you all the information and help you need to decide for yourself. Current and insightful, this book includes fascinating information and analysis of the recent presidential election, the party in control of Congress, and key issues such as immigration, education, and more. The authors use political science theories to help you truly understand our democracy's "promise" and "performance" so you get a real sense of how political scientists study the processes, politics, influences, and institutions of American government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495567875
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/14/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Promise of Democracy. PART I: THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK. 2. The American Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. PART II: CONNECTING CITIZENS TO GOVERNMENT. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. The Mass Media and Politics. 9. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 10. Elections. 11. Voting Behavior & Political Participation. PART III: OFFICIAL DECISION MAKING. 12. Congress. 13. The Presidency. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. The Federal Judiciary. PART IV: CONCLUSION. 16. The Policy Performance of American Democracy. The Constitution of the United States. The Declaration of Independence. Federalist Number 10. Federalist Number 51. Glossary. References. Case Index. Name Index. Subject Index.

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