Government by the People, 2009 Edition

ISBN-10: 0136062229
ISBN-13: 9780136062226
Edition: 23rd 2009
List price: $165.60
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Book details

List price: $165.60
Edition: 23rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.806
Language: English

Building on decades of authoritative scholarship, this completely updated text continues to offer accessible, carefully crafted, and straightforward coverage of the foundations of American politics, as well consistent focus on the achievements of a government by the people In an increasingly cynical world, GBTP emphasizes that politics matters and encourages, motivates, and even inspires studentswith accounts of individual and collective acts of courageousness, intellect, and integrity in the political arenato be effective and informed citizens. With each chapter now framed by nationally-selected learning objectives and chapter mastery self-tests, several compelling new features, and an all new contemporary design, this thoroughly updated Twenty-Third Edition continues in the bookrsquo;s long tradition for excellence. As we enter this very complex political era, there is no more reliable or more relevant text to help you advance your students from being simple onlookers to knowledgeable participants in the American political experience.

Constitutional Principles
Constitutional Democracy
The Living Constitution
The Constitution of the United States
American Federalism
The Political Process
Political Culture and Ideology
The American Political Landscape
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
Campaigns and Elections
The Media and U.S. Politics
Policy-Making Institutions
Congress
The Presidency
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Rights and Liberties
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
The Politics of National Policy
Public Policy
Making Economic Policy
Making Social Policy
Making Foreign and Defense Policy

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