Struggle for Democracy: Coursecompass / Edition 5

Struggle for Democracy: Coursecompass / Edition 5

by Edward S. Greenberg, Benjamin I. Page
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321097645

ISBN-13: 9780321097644

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

The most distinctive and intelligent introductory text in American government today, The Struggle for Democracy, now in its third edition, provides an even more accessible and inviting springboard for learning the enduring and conceptual heart of this course - the meaning and value of democracy. The goals of this book are to provide the tools with which to think…  See more details below

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The most distinctive and intelligent introductory text in American government today, The Struggle for Democracy, now in its third edition, provides an even more accessible and inviting springboard for learning the enduring and conceptual heart of this course - the meaning and value of democracy. The goals of this book are to provide the tools with which to think critically about democracy and to examine and evaluate the American political system. With a definition of democracy introduced early in the book, students will learn how to measure the health and vitality of democracy in the United States. In addition to this evaluative theme, the authors employ a dramatic narrative theme of the struggle for democracy, which stresses that the advance of democracy in the United States is a product of a series of small victories won over the years by ordinary Americans, and that further progress depends on the continuing struggle for democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321097644
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 11.82(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Boxes
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction: Main Themes
1Democracy and American Politics2
Pt. IIStructure
2The Constitution24
3Federalism: States and Nation58
4The Evolving Structure of the United States92
Pt. IIIPolitical Linkage
2Public Opinion132
6The Mass Media172
7Interest Groups and Corporations208
8Political Parties242
9Voting and Elections274
10Social Movements318
Pt. IVGovernment and Governing
11Congress344
12The President392
13The Executive Branch442
14The Courts478
15State and Local Government512
Pt. VWhat Government Does
16Freedom: The Struggle for Civil Liberties548
17Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality574
18Foreign Policy and National Defense598
19Economic Policy and the Budget646
20Social Welfare690
Afterword727
AppendixA-1
The Declaration of IndependenceA-3
The Constitution of the United StatesA-7
The Federalist PapersA-19
Presidents and Congresses, 1789-1996A-27
GlossaryG-1
CreditsC-1
IndexI-1

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