This text addresses all of the major topics of an American government course, such as elections, Congress, public policy etc. However, unlike many introductory texts, it emphasizes a more topical and provocative approach that probes the very foundations of America's governmental and political institutions looking for answers to the question: "Why are Americans at odds with each other?" Each chapter includes a discussion of a significant political issue and presents both sides of that issue, showing how Americans are truly at odds with each other politically.
|Series:||Political Science Series|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.55(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.03(d)|
Table of Contents
1. America Enters the Twenty-First Century.
2. The Constitution.
Part Two: Our Liberties and Rights.
4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.
Part Three: The Politics of Democracy.
6. Political Culture and Ideology.
7. Interest Groups.
8. Political Parties.
9. Public Opinion and Voting.
10. Campaigns and Elections.
11. Political and the Media.
12. Politics in Cyberspace.
Part Four: Institutions.
14. The Presidency.
15. The Bureaucracy.
16. The Judiciary.
Part Five: Public Policy.
17. Domestic Policy.
18. The Politics of Regulation.
19. Foreign Policy.
Part Six: State and Local Government.
20. State and Local Politics.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix B: The Declaration of Independence.
Appendix C: Twentieth-Century Supreme Court Justices.
Appendix D: Twentieth-Century Party Control of Congress.
Appendix E: Information on U.S. Presidents.
Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.
Appendix G: Spanish Equivalents for Important Political Terms.