America's Democratic Republic / Edition 4

America's Democratic Republic / Edition 4

ISBN-10:
0205806740
ISBN-13:
9780205806744
Pub. Date:
12/27/2010
Publisher:
Pearson
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America's Democratic Republic / Edition 4

Updated in a new 4th edition, America's Democratic Republic is a brief, affordable book in an accessible trade-like format that explores the clash between the democratic aspirations of the American people and the republican foundations of our Constitution. Written with a lively, narrative style, this text traces the storyline of American government and focuses on the long standing and inescapable tension between the country’s 18th Century republican Constitutional foundations and the democratic aspirations of the American people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205806744
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 12/27/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEMOCRATIC ASPIRATIONS, REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS

1. The American Democratic Republic

2. The Constitution

3. Federalism: States and Nation

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

II. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

6. Public Opinion

7. The News Media

8. Interest Groups

9. Political Parties

10. Elections and Citizen Participation

IIII. GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

11. Congress

12. The Presidency

13. The Federal Bureaucracy

14. The Courts

IV. WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES

15. The Budget and Economic Policies

16. Social Safety Nets

17. Foreign Policy and National Defense

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