The American Democracy / Edition 7

The American Democracy / Edition 7

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by Thomas E. Patterson
     
 

In the two years that have passed since the second edition of The American Democracy,our nation has witnessed a tremendous amount of conflict both at home and abroad. This Election Edition contains coverage of the 1996 campaigns,conventions,and elections. Today's college students are not only reading history - they're watching it happen,and certainly no academic… See more details below

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In the two years that have passed since the second edition of The American Democracy,our nation has witnessed a tremendous amount of conflict both at home and abroad. This Election Edition contains coverage of the 1996 campaigns,conventions,and elections. Today's college students are not only reading history - they're watching it happen,and certainly no academic discipline is changing faster than political science. The American Democracy is a text that helps students keep pace with those changes by challenging them to think about how today's issues affect the institutions and processes of government in the United States. The text is thoroughly updated to include the latest scholarship and the most recent political developments including the 1994 elections,the Republican-Controlled Congress,the new federalism,welfare reform measures,the immigration controversy,the National Performance Review and other effects to "downsize" governmental administration,regulatory policy reform,GATT,and the changes in Haiti,Bosnia,Somalia,the UN,the Republican Contract with America,the Oklahoma City Bombing,and NATO.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072868036
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
619

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructor
Preface for the Student: A Guided Tour of The American Democracy
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The American Heritage: Seeking a More Perfect Union3
Ch. 2Federal Government: Forging a Nation29
Ch. 3Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government57
Ch. 4Civil Liberties83
Ch. 5Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness111
Ch. 6Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People's Voice147
Ch. 7Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will177
Ch. 8Elections and the Two-Party System: Defining the Voters' Choice207
Ch. 9Political Parties: Contesting Elections235
Ch. 10Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence259
Ch. 11The News Media: Communicating Political Images293
Ch. 12Congressional Election and Organization: Sharing the Power323
Ch. 13Congressional Policymaking: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests351
Ch. 14Presidential Office and Election: Leading the Nation377
Ch. 15Presidential Policymaking: Eliciting Support410
Ch. 16The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government433
Ch. 17The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law466
Ch. 18Economic Policy: Contributing to Prosperity499
Ch. 19Social Welfare Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need529
Ch. 20Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way557
Ch. 21Conclusion: Renewing American Ideals589
AppendixesA-1
NotesA-35
IndexesI-1

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