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Approaching Democracy

ISBN-10: 0138129517
ISBN-13: 9780138129514
Edition: 6th 2009
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Description: Approaching Democracynbsp;addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches students the theory and the basics of American political science, the political history of this nation, and provides the critical  More...

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Book details

List price: $123.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

Approaching Democracynbsp;addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government. It teaches students the theory and the basics of American political science, the political history of this nation, and provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyzenbsp;these evolving relationships. This new Teaching and Learning Classroom (TLC) Edition introduces new features and incorporates more ldquo;student empowermentrdquo; tools nbsp;to reinforce how the material is relevant to studentsrsquo; lives today and how involved in political discourse they can become.

L. TUCKER GIBSON, JR.,is professor of political science at Trinity University, where he teaches introductory courses in American national and state governments as well as courses on U.S. legislatures, political parties, and interest groups.nbsp; He has served on the Civil Service Commission of the city of San Antonio, assisted local governments across central and couth Texas in redistricting their governmental bodies, and conducted public opinion research for political candidates, businesses, and corporations.nbsp; Gibson is the coauthor ofPolitics in America: Texas Edition. nbsp; CLAY ROBISONcovered state government and politics in Texas for almost 40 years as a journalist, first for theSan Antonio Light, and then for theHouston Chronicleand the San Antonio Express-News.nbsp; He covered many of the personalities and events that significantly impacted Texas government.nbsp; Robison is the coauthor ofPolitics in America: Texas Edition.

Foundations of American Democracy
Approaching Democracy
The Founding and the Constitution The Constitution of the United States
Federalism
Institutions of American Democracy
Congress
The Presidency
The Judiciary
The Bureaucracy
Processes of American Democracy
Public Opinion
Political Parties
Participation, Voting, and Elections
Interest Groups
The Media
Liberties and Rights in American Democracy
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights and Political Equality
Domestic and Economic Policy
Foreign Policy
Introducing the Concept of Approaching Democracy
Presidents and Congresses, 1789 2006
Supreme Court Justices
The Declaration of Independence
The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison
The Federalist, No. 51, James Madison
Student Guide: ABC News /Prentice Hall Videos in American Government

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