American Democracy

ISBN-10: 0073103497
ISBN-13: 9780073103495
Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $186.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.828
Language: English

This comprehensive text is known for its exciting writing style and its positive, forward-looking presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of engaging narrative, "The American Democracy" weaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest.

Thomas E. Patterson is the Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. For many years he taught at Syracuse University. He is the author of several other books on politics and the media, includingOut of Order,which won the American Political Science Association’s 2002 Doris Graber Award for the best book in the field of political communication, andThe Unseeing Eye,which was named one of the fifty most influential books of the past half century in the field of public opinion by the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Foundations
American Political Culture
Constitutional Democracy
Federalism
Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness
Mass Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People���s Voice
Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will
Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns
Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
The News Media: Communicating Political Images
Governing Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government
The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law
Public Policy
Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing To Prosperity
Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need
Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting the American Way
State and Local Politics: Maintaining our Differences
Appendixes
Glossary
Notes
Credits
Indexes

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