Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics

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List price: $62.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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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?
What is Politics?
Profiles in Citizenship
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
Consider the Source: Critical Thinking
Citizenship and Politics
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
The Politics of the American Founding
What's at Stake?
The Split From England
Profiles in Citizenship: Newt Gingrich
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitutional Convention
The Constitution
Ratification
Citizenship and the Founding
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Federalism
What's at Stake?
What Is Federalism?
Profiles in Citizenship
American Federalism Over Time
Federalism Today
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the Op-Ed Pages
Citizenship and Federalism
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Fundamental American Liberties
What's at Stake?
Rights in a Democracy
The Bill of Rights and the States
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Expression
Profiles in Citizenship
The Right to Bear Arms
The Rights of Criminal Defendants
The Right to Privacy
Citizenship and Civil Liberties
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
The Struggle for Equal Rights
What's at Stake?
The Meaning of Political Inequality
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race and Ethnicity
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the World Wide Web
Rights Denied on the Basis of Gender
Rights Denied on Other Bases
Citizenship and Civil Rights Today
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Congress
What's at Stake?
Representation and Lawmaking in Congress
Congressional Powers and Responsibilities
Congressional Elections
Profiles in Citizenship
Congressional Organization
How Congress Works
Citizenship and Congress
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
The Presidency
What's at Stake?
The Double Expectations Gap
The Evolution of the American Presidency
Presidential Politics
Managing thePresidential Establishment
Profiles in Citizenship
The Presidential Personality
Citizenship and the Presidency
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
The Bureaucracy
What's at Stake?
What Is Bureaucracy?
The American federal Bureaucracy
Politics Inside the Bureaucracy
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by Bureaucratese
External Bureaucratic Politics
Citizenship and the Bureaucracy
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
The American Legal System and the Courts
What's at Stake?
Law and the American Legal System
Constitutional Provisions and the Development of Judiclat Review
Federalism and the American Courts
The Supreme Court
Profiles in Citizenship
Citizenship and the Courts
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Public Opinion
What's at Stake?
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy
Citizen Values
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the Polls
What Influences Our opinions About Politics?
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion
Citizenship and Public Opinion
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Parties and Interest Groups
What's at Stake?
What are Political Parties?
The American Party System
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by Political Party Platforms
The Roles, Formation, and Types of Interest Groups
Interest Group Politics
Interest Group Resources
Profiles in Citizenship
Citizenship and Political Groups
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
What's at Stake?
Exercising the Right to Vote in America
How the Voter Decides
Presidential Campaigns
Profiles in Citizenship
Citizenship and Elections
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
The Media
What's at Stake?
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
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by the Media
Citizenship and the Media
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Domestic and Foreign Policy
what's at Stake?
Making Public Policy
Social Policy
Economic Policy
Consider the Source: Don't Be Fooled by Economic Indicators
Foreign Policy
Citizenship and Policy
What's at Stake Revisited
Summary With Key Terms
Appendix Material
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States
Federalist No.10
Federalist No.51
Presidents, Vice Presidents, Speakers, and Chief Justices, 1789-2010
Notes
Glossary
Index
Profile Sources
Illustration Credits

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