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Democracy under Pressure An Introduction to the American Political System

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ISBN-10: 0534642152

ISBN-13: 9780534642150

Edition: 10th 2005

Authors: Milton C. Cummings, David Wise

List price: $210.95
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A political science text for the 21st Century, DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE ALTERNATE, with no policy chapters, has provided well over a million students with a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of American Government. Milton Cummings, a respected scholar and academic, and David Wise, a best selling author and political analyst, bring their talents to bear on a text that conveys a balanced, realistic guide to American politics while describing the institutions of American government. In this edition, the theme of "democracy under pressure" is highlighted more fully in the narrative and in the boxed features that focus students on the way democracy responds to needs and demands of various…    
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List price: $210.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.630

MILTON C. CUMMINGS, JR. (Ph.D. Harvard University) is an award-winning educator who received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. After two years of graduate study in England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, he earned a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University. Professor Cummings worked for six years at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where he did research and writing on American government and politics. He then joined the political science faculty at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is currently professor emeritus. At Johns Hopkins he has been honored with numerous awards. These include the…    

David Wise was born in Manhattan, New York on May 10, 1930. While attending Columbia College, he worked as a campus stringer for The New York Herald Tribune. He joined the Herald Tribune's staff in 1951 and later moved to Washington, where he covered politics and the Kennedy White House. He was named Washington bureau chief in 1963 and served in that role until the paper closed in 1966. He wrote several books with Thomas B. Ross including The U-2 Affair and The Invisible Government. His other nonfiction books included The Seven Million Dollar Spy and The Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power, which won a George Polk Award. He also wrote three spy novels including The…    

Preface
The American Democracy
Government and the People
The Constitutional Framework
The Federal System
Civil Liberties and Citizenship
The Struggle for Equal Rights
Politics and People
Public Opinion
Interest Groups
The Media and Politics
Political Parties
Political Campaigns and Candidates
Voting Behavior and Elections
The Policymakers
The Congress
The President
The Bureaucracy
Justice
Appendices: The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Presidents of the United States
Selections from the Federalist Papers
Endnotes
Glossary Credits
Index
Presidential Election Results, 1940-2004