Government by the People, Brief Edition

Government by the People, Brief Edition

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For first year/sophomore-level courses in American Government.The brief version of the bestseller in the field for many years and the leader in creating the Politically Active Classroom (PAC), Government By the People brings students the keen insights of four prize-winning political scientists. Acclaimed for its superb writing style, pedagogical support, and comprehensive and balanced treatment of the American political system, the text has been thoroughly revised, redesigned, and updated to address the diverse and changing nature of American politics and to meet the needs of American Government classes today. A complete multimedia package: Companion Website, free CD-ROM, WebCT-rounds out the learning package. Get into the PAC!
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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130116351
  • 9780130116352

Table of contents

I. CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES. 1. Constitutional Democracy The Constitution of the United States. 2. American Federalism. II. RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 3. First Amendment Rights. 4. Equal Justice under the Law. III. THE POLITICAL PROCESS. 5. Political Culture and Ideology. 6. The American Political Landscape. 7. Political Parties and Interest Groups. 8. Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections. 9. The Media and American Politics. IV. POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS. 10. Congress: The People's Branch. 11. The Presidency: The Leadership Branch. 12. The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch. 13. The Bureaucracy: The Real Power? V. THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY. 14. Making Economic and Social Policy. 15. Making Foreign and Defense Policy. APPENDIX. The Declaration of Independence. The Federalist, No. 10. The Federalist, No. 51. The Federalist, No. 78. Presidential Election Results. Glossary. Notes. Photo Credits. Index.
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