We the People, with Powerweb and Election Update / Edition 6

We the People, with Powerweb and Election Update / Edition 6

by Thomas E. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073347078

ISBN-13: 9780073347073

Pub. Date: 12/18/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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

Overview

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 sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to capture recent developments, most notably those related to the Iraq conflict, the war on terrorism, and the 2004 elections, and is accompanied by free access to PowerWeb (see "Supplements" for details).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073347073
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/18/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union

2. Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government

3. Federalism: Forging a nation

4. Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights

5. Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness

6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice

7. Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will

8. Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice

9. Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence

10. The News media: Communicating Political Images

11. Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests

12. The Presidency: Leading the Nation

13. The Federal Bureaucracy; Administering the Government

14. The Judiciary: Applying the Law

15. Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity

16. Welfare and Education Policy; Providing for Personal Security and Need

17. Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way

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