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Promise and Performance of American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0495115355

ISBN-13: 9780495115359

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

List price: $108.95
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Grounded in basic political science research, yet readily accessible to undergraduates, PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE uses the title's theme as an organizing framework for studying American Politics. The promise of democracy is analyzed using four core values: Popular Sovereignty, Political Freedom, Political Equality and Majority Rule/Minority Rights and is further explored in several new features including "Living the Promise" and "Promise and Policy" boxes. The performance part of the theme is then integrated with an assessment at the end of every chapter along with a concluding policy chapter. Solid scholarship and writing makes this an ideal text not just for reading and learning, but also…    
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Book details

List price: $108.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

The Promise of Democracy
The Constitutional Framework
The American Constitution
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Connecting Citizens To Government
Interest Groups
Political Parties
The Mass Media and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Voting Behavior & Political Participation
Official Decision Making
The Presidency
The Bureaucracy
The Federal Judiciary
The Policy Performance of American Democracy
Court Cases
The Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence
Federalist Number 10
Federalist Number 51
Name Index
Subject Index