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New American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0205662951

ISBN-13: 9780205662951

Edition: 6th 2009

Authors: Morris P. Fiorina, Paul E. Peterson, Bertram Johnson, William G. Mayer

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With an emphasis on elections and their importance in the American political system, this groundbreaking offers a stimulating, analytical approach to American government and a unique perspective on contemporary politics. Noted scholars and teachers all, the authors propose in their text that politicians today are perpetually engaged in the election process-a ldquo;permanent campaignrdquo;-which has profoundly affected how our government functions today. The proliferation of public opinion polls, the growing influence of the Internet, the ubiquitous nature of the news media, and the increasingly important role of interest groupsall demonstrate that America is moving toward a more popular democracy and have blurred the lines between politicians campaigning and governing. The sixth edition of this prestigious text will have been brought completely up-to-date through the end of the George W. Bush administration and 2008 Presidential Election, by its publication.
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Book details

List price: $127.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Paul E. Peterson is Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University.

The Foundations of a New American Democracy
Democracy in the United States
Establishing a Constitutional Democracy
Federalism: Division of Power Among National, State, and Local Governments
American Political Culture
The Ingredients of the New American Democracy
Public Opinion
Individual Participation
Interest-Group Participation in American Democracy
Political Parties
The Media
Campaigns And Elections
Electing the President
Choosing the Congress
The Government
The Congress and Its Work
The Presidency: Powers and Practice
The Bureaucracy
The Courts
Civil Liberties And Civil Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
Appendices
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Federalist No. 10
The Federalist No. 51
Presidents of the United States of America