Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with input from more than 200 students and faculty, GOVT3 CALIFORNIA is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT3 CALIFORNIA is a streamlined and extremely current text for the American and California Government course. Its motivating debate theme and appealing magazine-like format speak directly to today's student. "2010 Elections" boxes throughout analyze the results of the most recent elections. Ten additional chapters by Larry Gerston and Terry Christensen cover California politics, including updated content on the current economy.
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Table of Contents
PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. America in the Twenty-First Century. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. PART II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. PART III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. Public Opinion and Voting. 9. Campaigns and Elections. 10. Politics and the Media. PART IV: INSTITUTIONS. 11. Congress. 12. The Presidency. 13. The Bureaucracy. 14. The Judiciary. PART V: PUBLIC POLICY. 15. Domestic Policy. 16. Foreign Policy. PART VI: CALIFORNIA POLITICS. 17. California's People, Economy, and Politics. 18. California's Political Parties and Direct Democracy. 19. California Elections, Campaigns, and the Media. 20. California Interest Groups. 21. The Legislature: The Perils of Policymaking. 22. California Law: Courts, Judges, and Politics. 23. The Executive Branch: Coping with Fragmented Authority. 24. Taxing and Spending: Budgetary Politics and Policies. 25. Local Government in California. 26. State-Federal Relations: Conflict, Cooperation, and Chaos.