American Democracy

ISBN-10: 0077237919

ISBN-13: 9780077237912

Edition: 9th 2009 (Alternate)

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Description: This comprehensive text is known for its engaging narrative and its positive presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of narrative,The American Democracyweaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest. This alternate edition does not include the full text's section on public policy.

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List price: $123.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 542
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

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
Seeking a More Perfect Union
Constitutional Democracy
Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
Federalism
Forging a Nation
Civil Liberties
Protecting Individual Rights
Equal Rights
Struggling Toward Fairness
Mass Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Shaping the People’s Voice
Political Participation
Activating the Popular Will
Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns
Defining the Voter’s Choice
Interest Groups
Organizing Influence
The News Media
Communicating Political Images
Governing Institutions
Congress
Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
The Presidency
Leading the Nation
The Federal Bureaucracy
Administering the Government
The Federal Judicial System
Applying the Law
Public Policy
State and Local Politics
Maintaining Our Differences
Appendixes
Glossary
Notes
Credits
Index
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