This text stresses the importance of historical context in understanding the American political institutions of today. Balanced, concise, and completely up-to-date, this new edition provides an easily understood introduction to the complexities of American government.
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Table of Contents
PART I: POLITICAL PRINCIPLES AND CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS
1.The Origins of American Political Principles
2.The Revolution and the Constitution
3.Federalism and American Political Development.
PART II: AMERICAN POLITICS: ORGANIZED FOR INFLUENCE
4.Political Socialization and Public Opinion
5.The Mass Media and the Political Agenda
6.Interest Groups and Social Movements
8.Voting, Campaigns, and Elections.
PART III: AMERICAN POLITICS: INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNANCE
9.Congress: Law-Making and Domestic Representation
10.The President: Governing with More Responsibility Than Power
11.Bureaucracy: Reinventing Government for the New Millennium
12.The Federal Courts: Activism Versus Restraint.
PART IV: POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
13.Civil Liberties and Civil Rights: Balance or Conflict? 14. Government and the Economy
15.America in the World. APPENDICES: A: Declaration of Independence. B: Articles of Confederation. C: Constitution of the United States. D: Federalist Papers 10, 51. E: Partisan Control of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.