Bessette/Pitney's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY, AND CITIZENSHIP is based on the idea of "deliberative democracy": political systems work best when informed citizens and public officials deliberate to identify and promote the common good. Emphasizing citizenship, the text examines the way that civic culture and immigration impact students and shape the country. It offers solid historical coverage and a close look at civic responsibility.
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Table of Contents
Part I: PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 1. Deliberation and Citizenship in Service of Freedom and Democracy. 2. The American Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. American Citizenship and Civic Culture. Part II: LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 5. Civil Liberties. 6. Civil Rights. Part III: DEMOCRATIC POLITICS AND PUBLIC DELIBERATION. 7. Public Opinion and Political Participation. 8. Interest Groups. 9. Political Parties. 10. Elections and Campaigns. 11. Mass Media. Part IV: GOVERNING INSTITUTIONS. 12. Congress. 13. The Presidency. 14. Bureaucracy and the Administrative State. 15. The Judiciary. Part V: THE ISSUES OF AMERICAN POLITICS. 16: Social Policy and the Welfare State. 17: Economic Policy. 18: National Security and Foreign Policy.