The Promise and Performance of American Democracy / Edition 10

The Promise and Performance of American Democracy / Edition 10

by Jon R. Bond, Kevin Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 049591374X

ISBN-13: 9780495913740

Pub. Date: 01/10/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Grounded in current political science research and the latest scholarship, THE PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 10th Edition, uses the title's theme as an organizing framework, effectively engaging students in American politics. The "promise" of democracy is analyzed using three core principles: majority rule, political freedom, and political

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Grounded in current political science research and the latest scholarship, THE PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 10th Edition, uses the title's theme as an organizing framework, effectively engaging students in American politics. The "promise" of democracy is analyzed using three core principles: majority rule, political freedom, and political equality. Bond and Smith further explore these principles in features such as "Living the Promise" and "Promise and Policy" boxes, the latter of which integrates the policy discussion into the chapter, rather than at the end of the book as many other texts handle policy. The "performance" of democracy is integrated into the book with an assessment at the end of every chapter, along with a concluding policy chapter. Adopting instructors praise THE PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 10th Edition for its great command and incorporation of political science literature and research, including a wealth of quality data in well-illustrated tables and figures. Not only the ideal text for reading and learning, it also is a standard-setting example of how political science is researched and written by the practitioners in academia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495913740
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Promise of Democracy. PART I: THE CONSTITUIONAL 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 and 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. Appendix: The Constitution of the United States. Federalist Number 10. Federalist Number 51. Glossary. References. Case Index. Name Index. Subject Index.

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