Guided by the belief that students must first understand the origins of American government to fully understand the issues facing the United States today, this market-leading text offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college textbook devoted to American politics.
From hallmark features like “The Living Constitution” to new features like the illustrated historical timelines, American Government: Continuity and Change provides the historical context students need to understand our government and the most crucial and controversial issues affecting the nation in the 21st century. The Texas edition of this classic text features the exact same coverage as the comprehensive version but with 7 additional chapters devoted to Texas politics.
This bestselling book has been extensively revised to provide in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, President George W. Bush’s second administration and the 110th Congress, continued controversies related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism, and domestic concerns related to rising gas and food prices and the subprime mortgage crisis.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.05(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.96(d)|
Table of Contents
I. FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT
1. The Political Landscape.
2. The Constitution.
4. State and Local Government.
5. Civil Liberties.
6. Civil Rights.
II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
8. The Presidency.
9. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy.
10. The Judiciary.
III. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
11. Political Socialization and Public Opinion.
12. Political Parties.
13. Voting and Elections.
14. The Campaign Process.
15. The Media.
16. Interest Groups.
IV. PUBLIC POLICY
17. Domestic Policy.
18. Economic Policy.
19. Foreign and Defense Policy.
V. TEXAS GOVERNMENT
20. The Context for Texas Politics and Government
21. The Texas Constitution
22. Local Government and Politics in Texas
23. The Texas Legislature
24. The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas
25. The Texas Judiciary
26. Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas