Understanding American Government: The Essentials / Edition 1

Understanding American Government: The Essentials / Edition 1

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

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ISBN-10: 0495501174

ISBN-13: 9780495501176

Pub. Date: 02/01/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS is a streamlined and highly accessible new text that offers a comprehensive introduction to American government in a condensed, affordable edition designed for today's busy students and instructors. Based on the popular award-winning UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT—now in its 11th edition—the text

Overview

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS is a streamlined and highly accessible new text that offers a comprehensive introduction to American government in a condensed, affordable edition designed for today's busy students and instructors. Based on the popular award-winning UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT—now in its 11th edition—the text incorporates the same proven methodology; powerful teaching tools; and detailed, up-to-date research within a focused framework likely to appeal to even the most reluctant readers. In this lively, enjoyable text, exploration of important current issues such as diversity and minority rights complements effective coverage of the basic history, institutions, and processes of American government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495501176
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The American People. 2. The Constitution and Federalism. Part 2: LINKS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT. 3. Public Opinion. 4. News Media. 5. Interest Groups. 6. Political Parties. 7. Elections. Part 3: INSTITUTIONS. 8. Congress. 9. The Presidency. 10. The Bureaucracy. 11. The Judiciary. Part 4: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 12. Civil Liberties. 13. Civil Rights. Part 5: PUBLIC POLICIES. 14. Domestic Policy. 15. Foreign Policy.

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