Understanding American Government / Edition 11

Understanding American Government / Edition 11

by Susan Welch, John Gruhl, John Comer, Susan M. Rigdon
     
 

The authors (from the U. of Nebraska, Pennsylvania State U., and U. of Illinois) present an introductory textbook on the structures and functions of American government, emphasizing the impact of individual features of government or its responsiveness to different groups. Otherwise, they hew to a relatively standard presentation of content, providing chapters on the… See more details below

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The authors (from the U. of Nebraska, Pennsylvania State U., and U. of Illinois) present an introductory textbook on the structures and functions of American government, emphasizing the impact of individual features of government or its responsiveness to different groups. Otherwise, they hew to a relatively standard presentation of content, providing chapters on the major institutions of the federal government; the influence of the media, interest groups, and political parties; civil rights and liberties; and other topics usually included in textbooks on the topic. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495098690
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/31/2007
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1American Democracy2
Ch. 2The Constitution22
Ch. 3Federalism and the Growth of Government48
Ch. 4Public Opinion72
Ch. 5Interest Groups104
Ch. 6Political Parties138
Ch. 7Elections166
Ch. 8The Media212
Ch. 9Money and Politics252
Ch. 10Congress280
Ch. 11The Presidency324
Ch. 12The Bureaucracy360
Ch. 13The Judiciary392
Ch. 14Civil Liberties424
Ch. 15Civil Rights464
Ch. 16The Budget516

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