Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform 2012 Election Edition, Plus NEW MyPoliSciLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card

ISBN-10: 0205950019

ISBN-13: 9780205950010

Edition: 11th 2014

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Description: Understand American politics from past to present Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition explores how the origins of American government affect the issues facing the United States today. This streamlined and flexible text offers the strongest coverage of history and current events. This approach encourages students to study present political structures and behaviors in full constitutional and historical context. The text helps students learn how our government evolved and how they can become more informed citizens. Most importantly, it encourages them to discover that politics can be—and most often is—a good thing. This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions. A better teaching and learning experience This program provides a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning—The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! Engage Students—The stunning visual design engages students in the text. Improve Critical Thinking— Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. Analyze Current Events—Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. Support Instructors— A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available.

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List price: $144.67
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Dr. Sabato is an election analyst, a former Rhodes Scholar & Danforth fellow. He has appeared on dozens of nationally broadcast television shows, including "Nightline", "Face the Nation", "The Today Show", "Good Morning America", "48 Hours", "Larry King Live", & the "Jim Lehrer News Hour". He has served on many national & state commissions & is the recipient of more than two dozen major scholarships, grants & academic awards.

Foundations of Government
American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture
the Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Institutions of Government
Congress
The Presidency
the Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Political Behavior
Public Opinion and the News Media
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Elections, Campaigns, and Voting
Public Policy
Social and Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
Foundations of Government
American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture
Roots of American Government: We the People
Types of Government
Functions of American Government
American Political Culture and the Basic Tenets of American Democracy
The Changing American Public
Political Ideology
Toward Reform: People and Politics
the Constitution
Roots of the New American Nation
The First Attempt at Government: the Articles of Confederation
The Miracle at Philadelphia: Writing the U.S. Constitution
The U.S. Constitution
The Drive for Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
Toward Reform: Methods of Amending the U.S. Constitution
the Federal System
Roots of the Federal System
Federalism and the Marshall Court
Dual Federalism: States' Rights, Civil War, and Reconstruction
Cooperative Federalism: the Growth of National Government
Federal Grants to State and Local Governments
Judicial Federalism
Toward Reform: Attempts to Balance National and State Power
Civil Liberties
Roots of Civil Liberties: the Bill of Rights
First Amendment Guarantees: Freedom of Religion
First Amendment Guarantees: Freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
The Second Amendment: the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
The Rights of Criminal Defendants
The Right to Privacy
Toward Reform: Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism
Civil Rights
Roots of Suffrage: 1800-1890
The Push for Equality, 1890-1954
The Civil Rights Movement
The Women's Rights Movement
Other Groups Mobilize for Rights
Toward Reform: Civil Rights and Affirmative Action
Institutions of Government
Congress
Roots of the Legislative Branch of Government
The Members of Congress
How Congress is Organized
Powers of Congress
How Members Make Decisions
Toward Reform: Balancing Institutional Power
the Presidency
Roots of the Office of President of the United States
The Constitutional Powers of the President
The Development and Expansion of Presidential Power
The Presidential Establishment
Presidential Leadership and the Importance of Public Opinion
Toward Reform: the President as Policy Maker
the Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
Roots of the Federal Bureaucracy
The Modern Bureaucracy
How the Bureaucracy Works
Toward Reform: Making Agencies Accountable
the Judiciary
Roots of the Federal Judiciary
The Federal Court System
How Federal Court Judges are Selected
The Supreme Court Today
Judicial Philosophy and Decision Making
Toward Reform: Power, Policy Making, and the Court
Political Behavior
Public Opinion and the News Media
Roots of Public Opinion Research
Conducting and Analyzing Public Opinion Polls
Shortcomings of Polling
Forming Political Opinions
The News Media in the United States
Rules Governing the News Media
How the News Media Cover Politics
Toward Reform: News Media Influence, Bias, and Public Confidence
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Roots of the Two-Party System
The Organization of American Political Parties
Activities of American Political Parties
Party Identification
The American Interest Group System
What Do Interest Groups Do?
Toward Reform: Regulating Interest Groups and Lobbyists
Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
Roots of Modern Political Campaigns
Assembling a Campaign Staff
Raising Money
Reaching Voters
Presidential Elections
Congressional Elections
Toward Reform: Voter Choice and Turnout
Public Policy
Social and Economic Policy
Roots of Public Policy: the Policy-Making Process
Health Policy Today
Education Policy Today
Fiscal Policy
Monetary Policy
Toward Reform: Recession and Economic Recovery
Foreign and Defense Policy
Roots of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy
The United States as a World Power
Foreign and Defense Policy Decision Making
Contemporary Challenges in Foreign and Defense Policy
Toward Reform: New Challenges in American Foreign Policy
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