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Struggle for Democracy Hardcover

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ISBN-10: 0321243528

ISBN-13: 9780321243522

Edition: 7th 2005

Authors: Edward S. Greenberg, Benjamin I. Page

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This critical thinking approach to American government asks students to evaluate the quality of democracy in America today within a unique framework that offers a holistic view of our system.The seventh edition of this best-selling text has been completely updated through the 2004 Presidential Election. Continuing to offer a lively, critical thinking approach to the course, The Struggle for Democracy is organized around two themes: "Using the Democracy Standard" and "Using the Framework." The first theme, woven throughout the narrative, asks students to evaluate the health and vitality of American democracy today against a carefully defined democratic ideal. The text's second theme, "Using…    
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Book details

List price: $90.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Democracy and American Politics
Robert Moses and the Struggle for African-American Voting Rights
A Framework for Understanding How American Politics Works
Understanding American Politics Holistically
The Constitution
Shays Rebellion
The Political Theory and Practices of the Revolutionary Era
The Articles of Confederation: The First Constitution
Convening the Constitutional Convention
The Constitutional Convention
The Struggle to Ratify the Constitution
The Changing Constitution, Democracy, and American Politics
Federalism: States and Nation
Welfare Reform and the States
Federalism as a System of Government
The Constitution and Shared Powers
The Evolution of Federalism
The Rise of National Grants-in-Aid to the States
The Balance of Power and Control
The Consequences of Federalism
The Structural Foundations of American Government and Politics
"B-1 Bob" Learns About His District
American Society: How It Has Changed and Why It Matters
The American Economy
The United States in the International System
The Foundation Beliefs of American Political Culture
Structural Influences on American Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
The Vietnam War and the Public
Democracy and Public Opinion
What People Know About Politics
How People Feel About Politics
Sources of Political Attitudes
How People Differ
Public Opinion and Policy
The Mass Media
"Vernon Jordan Meets the Press."
Roles of the Mass Media in Democracy
The Media Landscape
How the Media Work
Effects of the Media on Politics
Censorship and Government Regulation
Judging the Media
Interest Groups and Corporations
Lobbying for China
Interest Groups in a Democratic Society: Contrasting Views
Interest Group Formation: Structural, Political Linkage, and Governmental Factors
What Interests Are Represented
What Interest Groups Do
Possible Flaws in the Pluralist Heaven
The Special Place of Business Corporations
Curing the Mischief of Factions
Social Movements
Women Win the Right to Vote
What Are Social Movements?
Major Social Movements in the United States
Social Movements in a Majoritarian Democracy
Factors That Encourage the Creation of Social Movements
Tactics of Social Movements
Why Social Movements Decline
Why Some Social Movements Succeed and Others Do Not
Political Parties
The Rise of the Party Campaign Machine
The Role of Political Parties in a Democracy
The Two-Party System
Why a Two-Party System?
The Parties as Organizations
The Parties in Government and in the Electorate
Participation, Voting and Elections
The 2000 Presidential Election
Elections and Democracy
Political Participation
Campaigning for Office
Election Outcomes
The 2004 Congressional Elections
Structural Foundations of the Modern Congress
Representation and Democracy
How Congress Works
Congress, Public Policy and the American People
The President
The Reagan Revolution
The Expanding Presidency
The Many Roles of the President
The President's Staff and Cabinet
The President and the Bureaucracy
The President and Congress: Perpetual Tug-of-War
The President and the People: An Evolving Relationship
Getting Closer to the People
Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Social Movements
Structural Influences on the Presidency
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Federal Bureaucracy Under Siege
A Comparative View of the American Bureaucracy
Transformation of the Bureaucracy: The Structural Context
The Nature of Bureaucracy
How the Executive Branch Is Organized
What Do Bureaucrats Do?
Who Are the Bureaucrats?
Political and Governmental Influences on Bureaucratic Behavior
Common Criticisms of the Federal Bureaucracy
Reforming the Federal Bureaucracy
The Courts
The Court Changes Course on Roe v. Wade
The Structural Context of Court Behavior
The U.S. Court System: Organization and Jurisdiction
Appointment to the Federal Bench
The Supreme Court in Action
The Supreme Court as a National Policymaker
Outside Influences on the Court
Freedom: The Struggle for Civil Liberties
Campus Speech Codes and Free Speech
Civil Liberties in the Constitution
Rights and Liberties in the Nineteenth Century
Nationalization of the Bill of Rights
Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality
From Martin Luther King to Louis Farrakhan
Civil Rights Before the Twentieth Century
The Civil War Amendments
The Contemporary Status of Civil Rights
Broadening the Civil Rights Umbrella
Domestic Policy: The Economy and Social Welfare
Budget Chaos in the 104th Congress, Compromise in the 105th
Why Government Is Involved in the Economy and Social Welfare
Economic Policy
Social Welfare
Foreign Policy and National Defense
The Senate Defeats the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Foreign Policy and Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms?
The United States as a Superpower: History and Structure
Problems of the Post-Cold War World
Who Makes Foreign Policy?
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
The Federalist Papers Nos. 10, 51, and 78
Presidents and Congresses, 1789-2000