Government By the People, 2014 Election Update Plus NEW MyPoliSciLab for American Government -- Access Card Package / Edition 25

Government By the People, 2014 Election Update Plus NEW MyPoliSciLab for American Government -- Access Card Package / Edition 25

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ISBN-13: 9780134114040
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.90(d)

About the Author

David B. Magleby is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University (BYU). He has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow as well as a Fulbright Scholar. He is recognized for his expertise on direct democracy, voting behavior, and campaign finance. Dave is also the recipient of many teaching awards, including the 1990 Utah Professor of the Year Award, the 2001 Rowman & Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science, and several department and university awards. He served as president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society.

Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. He has worked on Capitol Hill as a senior committee staffer in the U.S. Senate and as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives. Paul is the founding director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Public Service and continues his research on how to invite Americans to serve their communities through public service.

Christine L. Nemacheck
is an Associate Professor of Government at The College of William & Mary. Her research focuses on judicial selection and the role of the courts in a separation of powers system. Chris has received a number of awards for her teaching and research activity, including the Alumni Fellowship Award for excellence in teaching at The College of William & Mary.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Government by the People

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
1. Constitutional Democracy
2. Constitutional Foundations
3. American Federalism

PART II: THE POLITICAL PROCESS
4. The American Political Landscape
5. Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
6. Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
7. Public Opinion, Ideology, Participation, and Voting
8. Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
9. The Media and U.S. Politics

PART III: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
10. Congress: The People's Branch
11. The Presidency
12. The Federal Bureaucracy and the Public Policy Process: Creating and Executing the Laws
13. The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch

PART IV: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
14. Civil Liberties: Protections Under the Bill of Rights
15. Civil Rights: Equal Rights Under the Law

PART V: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
16. Making Economic Policy
17. Making Social Policy
18. Making Foreign and Defense Policy

Conclusion: Sustaining Constitutional Democracy

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