Am Gov 2011

ISBN-10: 0077394364

ISBN-13: 9780077394363

Edition: 2nd 2011

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List price: $86.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Citizenship in Our Changing Democracy
Politics, Power, and Participation
Types of Government
Political Power
Participation and Democracy
American Political Ideals
The Changing Face of the American Citizenry
Growing Diversity
Growing Older
Growing Apart
The Future of Citizenship
The Constitution: The Foundation of Citizens' Rights
The Foundations of American Democracy
Early Colonization
Economic Distress
Declaration of Independence
The Birth of a Nation
The Articles of Confederation: A Document
Whose Time Had Come and Gone
The Road to Philadelphia
A New Constitution Is Born
Regional Tensions
Constitutional Principles
Liberal Democratic Principles
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Constitutional Construction
The Fight for Ratification
Antifederalist Opposition
The Battle in the States
Making Good on a Promise
Constitutional Change
Amending the Constitution
Institutional Adaptation
Judicial Review
Expanding the Franchise
The Constitution and Civic Engagement Today
Federalism: Citizenship and the Dispersal of Power
The Division of Power
Prevailing Models for Dispersing Power
The Federalist Solution
The Evolution of Intergovernmental Relations
The National Government Asserts Itself: 1789-1832
Dual Federalism, Disunion, and War: 1832-1865
Federalism in the Age of Commerce: 1865-1932
The New Deal and the Growth of National Power: 1932-1937
Cooperative Federalism: 1937-1960s
Creative Federalism: 1960s-1970s
New Federalism and the Devolution of Power: 1980-Present
Federal-State Relations
Fiscal Relations
Political Relations
Constitutional Issues
Interstate Relations
Cooperation and Competition
Innovation in the States
Federalism and Civic Engagement Today
Civil Liberties: Expanding Citizens' Rights
Heritage of Rights and Liberties
The Constitution and Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Modern Emphasis on Rights
Freedom of Religion
Free Exercise Clause
Congress and Religious Freedom
Establishment Clause
Religion and Public Schools
Religious Use of Public School Facilities and Funds
Prayer in School
Aid to Religious School
Government Endorsement of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Political Speech
Campaign Speech
Commercial Speech
Symbolic Speech
Boundaries of Free Speech
Hate Speech
Freedom of the Press
Prior Restraint
Government Control of Media Content
Special Rights
Freedom of Assembly and Association
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Association
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Rights of the Accused
The Fourth Amendment: Searches and Seizures
The Fifth Amendment: Self-Incrimination
The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel
The Sixth Amendment: Trial by Jury
The Eighth Amendment: Cruel and Unusual Punishment
The Right to Privacy
The Right to Die
Civic Engagement and Constitutional Liberties
Civil Rights: Toward a More Equal Citizenry
African Americans and Civil Rights
Dred Scott
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Voting Barriers
Modern Era of Civil Rights
Civil Rights Mobilization
Civil Rights Legislation
Interpreting Equality
Judicial Tests
Affirmative Action
Racial Classification
Current Impact on Education
Continuing Controversy
Other Minority Groups
Native Americans
Hispanic Americans
Asian Americans
Disabled Americans
American Seniors
Gay and Lesbian Americans
Women and Civil Rights
Women's Mobilization Eras
Early Women's Movement: 1840-1875
The Suffrage Movement: 1890-1920
The Second Women's Rights Movement: 1961-Present
Current Issues
Workplace Equality
Sexual Harrassment
Women's Role in the Military
Civic Engagement and Civil Rights
Public Opinion: Listening to Citizens
Understanding Public Opinion in the Context of American Politics
The Nature of Public Opinion
Changes in Assessing and Using Public Opinion
How Political Opinions Are Formed
The Process of Socialization
Agents of Political Socialization
Group Differences in Political Opinions
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Measuring Public Opinion
Dimensions of Public Opinion
Types of Polls
Polling Techniques
Who Is Asked? Selecting the Sample
What Is Asked? Paying Attention to the Questions
The Content of American Public Opinion
Political Knowledge
Confidence in Government Institutions
Trust in Government
Political Efficacy
Support for Democratic Values
Political Ideologies
Public Opinion and Public Policy
Public Opinion and Civic Engagement Today
Political Participation: Equal Opportunities and Unequal Voices
Political Participation: Opportunities, Costs, and Benefits
Characteristics of Political Participation
Amount of Information Conveyed
Variation in Frequency and Strength of Messages Conveyed
Ingredients for Involvement
Access to Resources
Political Engagement
Who Votes? Who Doesn't?
Factors Influencing Voter Turnout
Other Forms of Political Participation
Beyond Voting: Activities That Require More Time
Beyond Voting: Acitivities That Require More Skill
Beyond Voting: Activities That Require Money
The Impact of Participation Patterns on Policy
Participation and Civic Engagement Today
Interest Groups in America
Organized Interests: Who Are They
Neighbors or Adversaries?
Distinctive Features
The Roots of Interest Group Politics in America
Interest Groups on the Rise
The Advocacy Explosion
Who Interests Are Represented?
Who Has the Numbers?
Who Has the Money?
Who Interests Are Not Represented?
Why Join?
Material Incentives
Solidary Incentives
Purposive Incentives
Assessing Motives
Interest Group Strategies
Lobbying and Other Tactics
Financing Campaigns
Accessing the Courts
Grass Roots Mobilation
Coalition Formation
Interest Groups and Civic Engagement Today
Parties and Political Campaigns: Citizens and the Electoral Process
Political Parties and Electoral Politics
The Nature of Parties
Why Two Parties?
Growth and Development of Our Two-Party System
The Evolution of American Political Parties: Five Party Eras
1968 to Present
Party Realignment
Built to Win: Party Structure
National Committees
Congressional and Senatorial Campaign Committees
State Committees
Local Party Organizations
Precinct Organizations
Third Parties and Independent Candidacies
Candidates and Electoral Politics: Candidate-Centered Campaigning
Candidates, Money, and Expertise
Candidates and the Parties
Candidate Communication
Voters in the Electoral Process: How Americans Decide
Party Choice
Candidate Characteristics
Parties, Political Campaigns, and Civic Engagement Today
Media: Tuning In or Turning Out
Evolving Civic Life and Media Changes
Early Days
Partisan Press
Penny Press
Yellow Journalism
Broadcast Media
The Media Today
The Media Environment in America
Private Ownership
Ownership Limits
Content Regulation
Emphasis on Entertainment
Adversarial Journalism
Political Bias?
Media and Political Campaigns
Free Media
Presidential Debates
Paid Media
The Internet
Game Coverage
Character Issue (Probing Personal Lives)
Election Night Coverage
Government Coverage in the Media
Covering the President
Covering Congress
Covering the Supreme Court
The Media and Civic Engagement Today
Congress: Doing the People's Business
Origins and Powers of Congress
Civic Life and Congressional Change
Building the Institution
The Era of Reform
The Resurgent Executive Branch
The Rights Revolution and Congress Today
Getting Elected
The Incumbency Factor
Midterm Elections
Doing the Job: Responsibilities and Benefits
Representing the People
Pay and Perks
Home-Style Politics
Dealing with Organized Interests
Working with Others
Keys to Political Power
The Committee System
The Functions of Congress
Declaring War
Advice and Consent
Civic Engagement and Congress Today
The Presidency: Power and Paradox
Origins and Powers of the Presidency
Constitutional Provisions
Crafting the Office: From Washington to Roosevelt
The Modern Presidency
The Path to the Presidency
Getting Elected
Primary Sweepstakes
Party Conventions
The General Election
Presidential Power
Chief Executive
Commander in Chief
Chief Diplomat
Chief of State
Presidential Roles
Party Leader
Economic Leader
Opinion Leader
The Executive Branch
Executive Office of the President
Presidential Style
Assessing Presidential Power and Its Limits
The Vice President
Civic Engagement and the Presidency Today
Bureaucracy: Citizens As Owners and Consumers
Bureaucratic Changes and Evolving Civic Life
Growth of Bureaucracy
The Early Bureaucracy
The Reform Era
Bureaucracy Today
The Nature of Bureaucracy
Federal Bureaucrats and Their Work
Who Are They?
What Do They Do?
Organization of the Federal Bureaucracy
Sources of Bureaucratic Power
External Support
Expertise and Discretion
Longevity and Vitality
Controlling Bureaucratic Power
Congressional Controls
Presidential Controls
Judicial Controls
Whistle Blowing
The Bureaucracy and Civic Engagement
The Courts: Judicial Power in a Democratic Setting
National Court Structure
District Courts
United States Courts of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Specialized Courts
Nature of the Judicial Process
Common Law
Judicial Review
Civil and Criminal Law
Judicial Requirements
Real Cases and Controversies
Changing Nature of the Supreme Court
The Early Court
The Court, Business, and Social Welfare
The Court and Personal Rights
Supreme Court Decision Making
Agenda Decisions
Voting Decisions
Explaining Decisions
Implementing Decisions
Understanding Decisions
Supreme Court Selection
Nomination Criteria
Senate Confirmation
Lower Court Selection
Civic Engagement and the Judiciary
Public Policy: Responding to Citizens
The Nature and Scope of Public Policy
Policy Making and Evaluation
Problem Recognition
Agenda Setting
Policy Formation
Policy Adoption and Implementation
Policy Evaluation
Explaining Policy Outcomes
Domestic Policy
Protecting the Environment
Helping the Poor
Economic Policy
Fiscal Policy
Monetary Policy
Global Economic Policy
Civic Engagement and Public Policy Today
Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting American Interests in the World
Defense and Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective
Finding a Place in the World
Becoming an International Power
The Nuclear Age
The Growing Threat of Terrorism
Defending U.S. Interests in a Constantly Changing World
Defining National Interests
Understanding Nation-State Dynamics and Strategic Choices
Making Foreign Policy
The Primacy of the Executive Branch
Congress's Role
Other Actors
The Public's Role
Tools of Foreign Policy
Military Power
Foreign Aid
Working with International Organizations
Confronting the Future
The Terrorist Threat
The Nuclear Threat
Threats Posed by Regional Conflicts
The Rise of China
Civic Engagement and Foreign Policy Today
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Federalist Paper No. 10 (James Madison)
Federalist Paper No. 51 (James Madison)
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