Dynamics of Democracy / Edition 5

Dynamics of Democracy / Edition 5

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Dynamics of Democracy / Edition 5

This text explores the workings of American government using two recurrent themes - that politics arises from conflict and that the rules of government help determine who wins and who loses. The text develops these twin themes using clear,powerful writing and vivid examples that engage student interest.

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ISBN-13: 9780759392809
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Studying the Dynamics of Democracy: Conflict, Rules, and Change

Politics and Conflict
Government as Rule Maker
Putting It All Together: Context, Participants, Institutions, and Processes
Readings for Further Study*
Key Terms*
2 The Constitution
The Constitution as a Reflection of Political Conflict
The Constitution as a Reflection of the Founder's Philosophy
The Core Provisions of the Constitution
Three Consequences of the Constitution
Federalism: The Vertical Dimension to the Constitution
Readings for Further Study
The Constitution of the United States
3 The Social Context of American Politics
Who Are Americans?
Social and Economic Characteristics
Diversity and Social Harmony
Political Power in the United States
4 Civil Liberties
Interpreting the Constitution
The Bill of Rights and State Government
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Assembly, Press, and Religion
The Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms?
Government and the Rights of Criminal Suspects
(and more...)

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