This paperback text introduces students to the basics of American government, structured around democracy as an ideal toward which we continually strive. Thematically organized it prepares students to review events in the context of this goal. Cases and real-world examples reflect contemporary trends and events. This third edition includes the 2000 Presidential and Congressional elections while reviewing the democracy theme in a global context. Democracy in the 21st Century boxes explore how technology has enabled citizens to become more directly involved in the political process, and lead students through a series of Internet-related exercises. It shows students how media and technology have affected democracy with case studies that include "The Impeachment: Train that Wouldn't Stop"; "Miranda on the Hot Seat"; "The Empire Strikes Back"; and "Dawn of the New Media".
- Paperback | 683 pages
- 200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 1,247.37g
- 27 Dec 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 1. Approaching Democracy. 2. The Founding and the Constitution. 3. Federalism. II. INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 4. Congress. 5. The Presidency. 6. The Judiciary. 7. The Bureaucracy. III. PROCESSES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 8. Public Opinion. 9. Political Parties. 10. Participation, Voting, and Elections. 11. Interest Groups. 12. The Media. IV. LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 13. Civil Liberties. 14. Civil Rights and Political Equality. V. POLICY MAKING IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. 15. Public Policy. 16. Economic Policy. 17. Foreign Policy.