We the People: An Introduction to American Politics / Edition 7

We the People: An Introduction to American Politics / Edition 7

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by Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir
     
 

In its first two editions, We the People confronted the trend toward political apathy and cynicism by underscoring the direct impact of government on students' lives and the vital importance of political engagement in a democratic society. More than ever before, the Third Edition—along with the outstanding Web site that accompanies it—embraces theSee more details below

Overview

In its first two editions, We the People confronted the trend toward political apathy and cynicism by underscoring the direct impact of government on students' lives and the vital importance of political engagement in a democratic society. More than ever before, the Third Edition—along with the outstanding Web site that accompanies it—embraces the theme of political participation and encourages students to get involved, whether it be in their communities or at the national level.

A new chapter, "Political Participation and Voting," draws from a large body of research on political participation to explore forms of political participation—most importantly, voting—as well as the rationale behind political participation and the importance of participation to American political values. Woven throughout the text and the Web site are examples of student participation and activism, allowing students to see how easily the theories and ideas presented in the text can be put into practice.

We the People, Texas Edition contains the full contents of the standard edition. An additional nine chapters cover politics in Texas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393932676
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
Shorter Seventh Edition (without policy chapters)
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IAmerican Political Life
1American Political Culture2
2The American Political Community34
Pt. IIFoundations
3The Founding and the Constitution77
4Federalism116
5Civil Liberties150
6Civil Rights194
Pt. IIIPolitics
7Public Opinion236
8The Media274
9Political Parties312
10Campaigns and Elections354
11Groups and Interests400
Pt. IVInstitutions
12Congress444
13The Presidency492
14Bureaucracy in a Democracy534
15The Federal Courts576
Pt. VPolicy
16Government and the Economy618
17Social Policy658
18Foreign Policy and Democracy698
AppendixA1
The Declaration of IndependenceA3
The Articles of ConfederationA6
The Constitution of the United States of AmericaA10
Amendments to the ConstitutionA17
The Federalist PapersA24
Presidents and Vice PresidentsA30
Immigration to the United States by Place of Origin, 1820-1989A32
Glossary of Key TermsA37
EndnotesA49
Illustration CreditsA71
Answer Key for Practice QuizzesA72
IndexA73

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