American Government:Updated Election Edition (Election Reprint)

American Government:Updated Election Edition (Election Reprint)

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For freshman- and sophomore-level courses in American Government.This book offers a clear, concise approach to the principles and practices of the American governmental system. It is specifically designed to engage today's students with an interesting, thought-provoking style and maintains a perspective that is totally free of ideological and political bias.show more

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  • Paperback | 457 pages
  • 198.12 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 9th edition
  • 0130936030
  • 9780130936035

About Walter Volkomer

DAMON HOUGLAND is a Program Manager and Technical Architect for eFORCE, Inc., where he designs and develops Java enterprise applications. Previously Damon led the Web Application Infrastructure team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which specialized in reporting scientific data through web-enabled databases and applications. He has worked as a software developer and technical manager over the last nine years. AARON TAVISTOCK has over 10 years of experience with UNIX systems and application development. He has used his extensive knowledge of Java, JSP, and taglibs to create a leading edge web application compiler. Aaron is currently the Web Compiler Architect for Snapshop.com, Inc., a provider of B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) web applications.show more

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I. THE FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT. 1. Politics, Democracy, and the American People. 2. From Colonialism to Constitutionalism. 3. The Federal System. II. POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. 4. Public Opinion and the Mass Media. 5. Political Parties and Interest Groups. 6. Nominations and Elections. III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT. 7. Congress. 8. The Chief Executive. 9. The Federal Bureaucracy. 10. The Judiciary. IV. THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL. 11. Civil Liberties. 12. Civil Rights. V. PUBLIC POLICY. 13. Public Policy--What Government Does. 14. Foreign Policy. APPENDICES. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Articles of Confederation. Appendix C: The Antifederalists. Appendix D: The Federalist. Appendix E: The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix F: Amendments to the Constitution. Appendix G: Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States. Glossary. Index.show more

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