American Government: Roots and Reform

American Government: Roots and Reform

by Karen O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato

Paperback(Older Edition)

$64.40

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780023890185
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 560
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. 

3. Federalism. 

4. State and Local Government.

5. Civil Liberties.

6. Civil Rights.

 

II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

7. Congress. 

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

 

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