American Government Brief Version

ISBN-10: 1133594379
ISBN-13: 9781133594376
Edition: 11th 2014
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List price: $152.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

This popular brief edition text maintains the framework of the Wilson, DiIulio, and Bose complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. Completely up to date, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: BRIEF VERSION, Eleventh Edition offers new coverage of such key and emerging issues as the 2012 campaigns and elections; leadership of President Obama and the 112th Congress; the economic downturn and ensuing policies; healthcare reform; foreign relations with North Korea and Iran; the war in Afghanistan; and more.

Preface
About the Authors
In Memoriam: James O. Wilson
What Should We Know About American Government?
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Why Have a Government?
The Meanings of Democracy
Two Kinds of Democracy
Who Governs?
To What Ends?
What American Politics Means for Us
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: What Should We Know About American Government?
Suggested Readings
The Constitution
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
The Challenge of Leadership
The Problem of Liberty
Human Nature
The Real Revolution
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitutional Convention
The Lessons of Experience
The Framers
The Challenge
Large States versus Small States
The Compromise
For Representative Democracy
Two Key Principles: Separation of Powers and Federalism
Government and Human Nature
The Constitution and Liberty
The Antifederalist View
Need for a Bill of Rights
The Constitution and Slavery
Political Ideals or Economic Interests?
Liberty and Equality
A Recipe for Moderation
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: The Constitution
Suggested Readings
Civil Liberties
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Making Constitutional Rights Apply to the States
Why Are Americans So Preoccupied with Rights?
Freedom of Expression
Church and State
The Free-Exercise Clause
The Establishment Clause
Crime and Due Process
The Exclusionary Rule
Search and Seizure
Confessions and Self-incrimination
Relaxing the Exclusionary Rule
Terrorism and Civil Liberties
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Civil Liberties
Suggested Readings
Civil Rights
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
"Unreasonable" Differences
Race and Strict Scrutiny
Sex and "Reasonable Classifications"
Decisions Barring Differences Based on Sex
Decisions Allowing Differences Based on Sex
Sexual Harassment
Privacy and Sex
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Civil Rights
Suggested Readings
Federalism
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Intergovernmental Conflict
Governmental Structure
The Founding
A Bold New Plan
Elastic Language
The History of Federalism
The Supreme Court Speaks
Nullification and War
Dual Federalism
The States Reclaim Some Authority
The Division of Powers: Federal and Slate
Fiscal Federalism
Rise of Federal Activism
The Intergovernmental Lobby
Categorical Grants versus Block Grants
Federal Aid and Federal Control
Rivalry among the States
Evaluating Federalism
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Federalism
Suggested Readings
Public Opinion and the Media
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Public Opinion and Representative Democracy
The Media and Representative Democracy
Why Do We Distrust the Federal Government?
The Origins of Political Attitudes
The Role of the Family
Effects of Religion
Education
The Gender Gap
Cleavages in Public Opinion
Occupation
Age
Region
Political ideology
Consistent Attitudes
Activists
Various Categories of Opinion
Analyzing Consistency
The Impact of the Media
The Structure of the Media
Degree of Competition
The National Media
The Internet
Rules Governing the Media
Freedom of the Press
Regulation and Deregulation
Government and the News
Prominence of the President
Coverage of Congress
Interpreting Political News
Three Kinds of Stories
News Leaks
The Influence of Media Opinions on Opinion and Politics
The Influence of Politicians on the Media
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Public Opinion and the Media
Suggested Readings
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Parties-Here and Abroad
Decentralization
Political Culture
The Rise and Decline of American Political Parties
The National Party Structure Today
National Conventions
State and Local Parties
The Machine
Ideological Parties
Solidary Groups
Sponsored Parties
Personal Fallowings
The Two-Party System
The Two-party System and Electoral Laws
The Two-Party System and Public Opinion
Nominating a President
Are the Delegates Representative of the Voters?
Who Votes in Primaries and Caucuses?
Who A re the New Delegates?
Do the Parties Differ?
Interest Groups
The Proliferation of Interest Groups
The Birth of Interest Groups
Kinds of Organizations
Institutional Interests
Membership Interests
The Influence of the Staff
Funds for Interest Groups
Foundation Grants
Federal Grants and Contracts
Direct Mail
The Problem of Bias
The Activities of Interest Groups
Information
Public Support: The Rise of the New Politics
Interest Groups at Work: Two Stories
Money and Political Action Committees
The "Revolving Door"
Demonstrations
Regulating Interest Groups
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Political Parties and Interest Groups
Suggested Readings
Campaigns and Elections
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Elections and Democracy
Political Participation
Forms of Participation
Why People Participate
Who Participates?
Historical Voting Patterns
The Rise of the American Electorate
Voter Turnout
Explaining-and Improving-Turnout
Political Campaigns
Strategy
Using Television
The Effects of Campaigns
Single-Issue Groups
What Decides Elections?
Election Outcomes
Party Realignments
Party Decline
A Winning Coalition
The Media and Voter "Manipulation"
Elections and Money
Impact of Money
Where Does the Money Come From?
The Effects of Elections on Policy
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Campaigns and Elections
Suggested Readings
Congress
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Congress versus Parliament
The Evolution of Congress
Who Is in Congress?
Years of Service
Party
Getting Elected to Congress
The Organization of Congress: Parties and Interests
Party Organizations
Party Voting
Caucuses
The Organization of Congress: Committees
The Organization of Congress; Staffs and Specialized Offices
Tasks of Staff Members
Staff Agencies
How a Bill Becomes Law
Introducing a Bill
Study by Committees
Floor Debate
Methods of Voting
How Members of Congress Vote
Representational View
Organizational View
Attitudinal View
Ethics and Congress
The Power of Congress
Summary
Learning Objectives: Reconsidering the Enduring Questions
Online Resources: Congress
Suggested Readings
The Presidency
Learning Objectives: The Enduring Questions
Two Perspectives on the Presidency
Presidents and Prime Ministers
The Powers of the President

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