Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics

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ISBN-13: 9781452220154
Edition: 5th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $73.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

A consistent and compelling narrative is crucial to student engagement with any book. But sadly, so many brief editions are mere cut-and-paste versions of their comprehensive selves. Not the case with Keeping the Republic’s brief edition. Carefully condensed by Barbour and Wright, this text gives your students all the continuity and crucial content of the full version, just in a more concise, value-oriented package. And now, your students benefit from a new full-color interior design. Photos jump off the page and colorful charts, tables, and maps enhance students’ data literacy. Repeatedly praised for engaging students to think critically about who gets what and how in American politics, Barbour and Wright show them how institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in the political arena. The authors carefully craft each graphic, boxed feature, and vignette to develop students’ analytic capabilities. By introducing them to the seminal work in the field and showing them how to employ the themes of power and citizenship, this proven text builds confidence in students who want to take an active part in their communities and government-so they play their part in keeping the republic.

Christine Barbour teaches in the political science department and the Honors College at Indiana University, where she has become increasingly interested in how teachers of large classes can maximize what their students learn. At Indiana, Professor Barbour has been a Lilly Fellow, working on a project to increase student retention in large introductory courses, and a member of the Freshmen Learning Project, a university-wide effort to improve the first year undergraduate experience. She has served on the New York Times College Advisory Board, working with other educators on developing ways to integrate newspaper reading into the undergraduate curriculum. She has won several teaching awards at Indiana, but the two that mean the most to her were awarded by her students: the Indiana University Student Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty (1995-6) and the Indiana University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award (1997). She is currently working on a book about local politics, development and the fishing industry in Apalachicola, Florida.

Gerald C. Wright has taught political science at Indiana University since 1981. He is an accomplished scholar of American politics--his books include Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion, and Policy in the American States with co-authors Robert S. Erikson and John P. McIver, and he has published over 40 articles on elections, public opinion, and state politics. He has long studied the relationship between citizens, their preferences and public policy. He is currently conducting research with a grant from the National Science Foundation on what influences the character of policy representation in the states and the U.S. Congress, and he is writing a book about representation in the American legislatures. He has been a consultant for Project Vote Smart in the last several elections. Professor Wright is a member of the Freshmen Learning Project at Indiana University, a university-wide effort to improve the first year undergraduate experience by focusing on how today's college students learn and how teachers can adapt their pedagogical methods to best teach them.

Preface
To the Student
Power and Citizenship in American Politics
What's at Stake … in Taking It to the Streets?
What Is Politics?
Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenship
Democracy in America
Who Is a Citizen and Who Is Not?
What Do American Citizens Believe?
How to Use the Themes and Features in This Book
Citizenship and Politics
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Profiles in Citizenship: Meagan Szydlowski
Don't Be Fooled by … Political Argument: CLUES to Thinking Critically About Politics
Summary With Key Terms
The Politics of the American Founding
What's at Stake … in Challenging the Legitimacy of the Government?
The Split From England
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitutional Convention
The Constitution
Ratification
Citizenship and the Founding
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Profiles in Citizenship: Newt Gingrich
Don't Be Fooled by … Your Social Networks
Summary With Key Terms
Ch 3
What's at Stake … When States Try to Prevent Undocumented Immigrants From Entering the United States?
What Is Federalism?
American Federalism Over Time
Federalism Today
Citizenship and Federalism
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Don't Be Fooled by … the Op-Ed Pages
Who Are We? How we differ from state to state
Summary With Key Terms
Fundamental American Liberties
What's at Stake … in Requiring Employers to Provide Health Care Coverage for Contraception?
Rights in a Democracy
The Bill of Rights and the States
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Expression
The Right to Bear Arms
The Rights of Criminal Defendants
The Right to Privacy
Citizenship and Civil Liberties
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Who Are We? Religion in America
Profiles in Citizenship: Bill Maher
Summary With Key Terms
The Struggle for Equal Rights
What's at Stake … in the Adoption of Marriage Equality?
The Meaning of Political Inequality
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race and Ethnicity
Rights Denied on the Basis of Gender
Rights Denied on Other Bases
Citizenship and Civil Rights Today
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Don't Be Fooled by … the World Wide Web
Summary With Key Terms
Congress
What's at Stake … When the Use of the Filibuster Becomes Routine?
Understanding Congress
Congressional Powers and Responsibilities
Congressional Elections
Congressional Organization
How Congress Works
Citizenship and Congress
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Profiles in Citizenship: Jon Tester
Who Are We? Our representatives in Congress
Summary With Key Terms
The Presidency
What's at Stake … in Expanding Executive Power Through Signing Statements?
The Double Expectations Gap
The Evolution of the American Presidency
Presidential Politics
Managing the Presidential Establishment
The Presidential Personality
Citizenship and the Presidency
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Profiles in Citizenship: Joe Biden
Summary With Key Terms
The Bureaucracy
What's at Stake … in Federal Regulation of the Organic Food Industry?
What Is Bureaucracy?
The American Federal Bureaucracy
Politics Inside the Bureaucracy
External Bureaucratic Politics
Citizenship and the Bureaucracy
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Who Are We? The federal bureaucrats
Summary With Key Terms
The American Legal System and the Courts
What's at Stake … When the Supreme Court Gets Involved in Partisan Politics?
Law and the American Legal System
Constitutional Provisions and the Development of Judicial Review
Federalism and the American Courts
The Supreme Court
Citizenship and the Courts
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Profiles in Citizenship: Sandra Day O'Connor
Summary With Key Terms
Public Opinion
What's at Stake … When We Move to More Direct Democracy?
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy
Citizen Values
What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion
Citizenship and Public Opinion
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Don't Be Fooled by … Public Opinion Polls
Who Are We? The demography of opinion
Profiles in Citizenship: Nate Silver
Summary With Key Terms
Parties and Interest Groups
What's at Stake … in Working With Interest Groups Early in the Policymaking Process?
What Are Political Parties?
The American Party System
The Roles, Formation, and Types of Interest Groups
Interest Group Politics
Interest Group Resources
Citizenship and Political Groups
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Don't Be Fooled by … Political Party Platforms
Profiles in Citizenship: Wayne Pacelle
Summary With Key Terms
Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
What's at Stake … in How a Campaign Gets Out Its Vote?
Exercising the Right to Vote in America
How the Voter Decides
Presidential Campaigns
Citizenship and Elections
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Who Are We? How did we vote in the 2012 election?
Don't Be Fooled by … Campaign Advertising
Summary With Key Terms
The Media
What's at Stake … in the Demise of the Print News Media?
Where Do We Get Our Information?
Who Owns the Media, and How Does That Affect Our News?
Who Are the Journalists?
The Media and Politics
Citizenship and the Media
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Don't Be Fooled by … the News Media
Profiles in Citizenship: Andrew Sullivan
Summary With Key Terms
Domestic and Foreign Policy
What's at Stake … in Moving to Renewable Energy?
Making Public Policy
Social Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign Policy
Citizenship and Policy
Let's Revisit: What's at Stake…
Who Are We? Poverty and the American people
Don't Be Fooled by … Economic Indicators
Profiles in Citizenship: Peter Orszag
Summary With Key Terms
Appendix Material
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States
Notes
Glossary
Index
Profile Sources
Illustration Credits

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