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Living Democracy, 2010 Update, Brief Texas Edition

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ISBN-10: 0205792049

ISBN-13: 9780205792047

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Daniel M. Shea, Joanne Connor Green, Christopher E. Smith, L. Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison

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Updated to reflect the current political landscape, this book is organized around a "participation" approach and provides an innovative content style and interactive assessment. It is designed to get readers to participate in their learning and in all aspects of American politics. Covering the foundations and institutions of the American Government, readers are prompted to draw connections between government topics and current events while finding a role for themselves in politics and government. This update includes coverage of the seismic changes that have taken place across our political landscape since the second edition published and Barack Obama took office. The BriefCaliforniaedition includes the coverage of the comprehensive version in a stream-lined format, plus 7 additional chapters on California state government and policy.
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Book details

List price: $95.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of twenty books and more than ninety scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy. His most recent books with Wadsworth include two first editions: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. He is also the co-author, with George Cole, of THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Eleventh Edition.

Foundations of American Government
American Government: Democracy in Action
Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework
The Institutions of American Government
The Judiciary
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
The Presidency
The American Public and the Democratic Process
Political Socialization and Public Opinion
The Politics of the Media
Interest Groups, Social movements, and Civic Engagement
Elections and Political Participation in America
Political Parties
The Policy Process
Texas Politics
The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics
The Texas Constitution
Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas
The Texas Legislature
The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy
The Texas Judiciary
Local Government in Texas