We the People: A Concise Introduction to American Politics / Edition 7

We the People: A Concise Introduction to American Politics / Edition 7

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by Thomas Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073403865

ISBN-13: 9780073403861

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics. We the People presents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual understanding of

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This concise yet comprehensive book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics. We the People presents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving contextual understanding of major concepts and issues, it encourages them to think about the implications for society and themselves. We the People delves deeper into the basics than most brief books, and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a reading selection (each from a different paper around the country) and an extensive bibliography. The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to capture recent developments, including the 2006 elections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073403861
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union2. Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government3. Federalism: Forging a Nation4. Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights5. Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice7. Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will8. Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice9. Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence10. The News media: Communicating Political Images11. Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests12. The Presidency: Leading the Nation13. The Federal Bureaucracy; Administering the Government14. The Judiciary: Applying the Law15. Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity16. Welfare and Education Policy; Providing for Personal Security and Need17. Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way

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We the People 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JackBF More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent introductory text for U. S. Government. Patterson is careful with the facts of government and avoids running down ideological rabbit trails. Good for teachers and students.
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