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Updated in a new 10th edition, The Struggle for Democracy challenges students to think critically about American government and to evaluate the quality of democracy in America within a unique framework that offers a holistic view of our system. Its critical thinking approach to politics, features, and narrative are designed to teach students to look closely and question logically about the American political process.
PART 1 - INTRODUCTION: MAIN THEMES
CHAPTER 1 Democracy and American Politics
PART 2 - STRUCTURE
CHAPTER 2 The Constitution
CHAPTER 3 Federalism: States and Nation
CHAPTER 4 The Structural Foundations of American Government and Politics
PART 3 - POLITICAL LINKAGE
CHAPTER 5 Public Opinion
CHAPTER 6 The News Media
CHAPTER 7 Interest Groups and Business Corporations
CHAPTER 8 Social Movements
CHAPTER 9 Political Parties
CHAPTER10 Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
PART 4 - GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNING
CHAPTER12 The Presidency
CHAPTER13 The Executive Branch
CHAPTER14 The Courts
PART 5 - WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES
CHAPTER15 Civil Liberties: The Struggle for Freedom
CHAPTER16 Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality
CHAPTER17 The Budget and Economic Policies
CHAPTER18 Social Safety Nets
CHAPTER19 Foreign Policy and National Defense