Democracy Under Pressure : An Introduction to the American Political System
This volume aims to convey a balanced, realistic sense of American political history and to describe the institutions of American government. It focuses on currency and on the gap between theory and reality in government and the political system. The authors introduce students to important theoretical concepts while clarifying issues with examples of government in action.
- Hardback | 768 pages
- 208.28 x 254 x 35.56mm | 1,814.36g
- 18 Jan 1997
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
- 8th Revised edition
- glossary, index
Table of contents
Part I: The American Democracy. Government and the People. The Constitutional Framework. The Federal System. Civil Liberties and Citizenship. The Struggle for Equal Rights. Part II: Politics U.S.A.. Public Opinion and Interest Groups. The Media and American Politics. Political Parties. Political Campaigns and Candidates. Voting Behavior and Elections. Part III: The Policymakers. The President. The Bureaucracy. The Congress. Justice. Part IV: Government in Operation. Foreign Policy and National Security. Government and the Economy. Promoting the General Welfare. Part V: The American Community. State and Local Government. The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States. Presidents of the United States. Glossary. Index.