Government by the people, 2009 edition (23rd ed )


Language: Anglais

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Building on decades of authoritative scholarship, this completely updated text continues to offer accessible, carefully crafted, and straightforward coverage of the foundations of American politics, as well consistent focus on the achievements of a government by the people

In an increasingly cynical world, GBTP emphasizes that politics matters and encourages, motivates, and even inspires studentswith accounts of individual and collective acts of courageousness, intellect, and integrity in the political arenato be effective and informed citizens.

With each chapter now framed by nationally-selected learning objectives and chapter mastery self-tests, several compelling new features, and an all new contemporary design, this thoroughly updated Twenty-Third Edition continues in the book's long tradition for excellence. As we enter this very complex political era, there is no more reliable or more relevant text to help you advance your students from being simple onlookers to knowledgeable participants in the American political experience.

Part I

Constitutional Principles

Chapter 1 Constitutional Democracy 2

Chapter 2 The Living Constitution 28

The Constitution of the United States 50

Chapter 3 American Federalism 62

Part II The Political Process

Chapter 4 Political Culture and Ideology 90

Chapter 5 The American Political Landscape 114

Chapter 6 Interest Groups 146

Chapter 7 Political Parties 178

Chapter 8 Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting 206

Chapter 9 Campaigns and Elections 238

Chapter 10 The Media and U.S. Politics 274

Part III Policy-Making Institutions

Chapter 11 Congress 298

Chapter 12 The Presidency 326

Chapter 13 The Federal Bureaucracy 356

Chapter 14 The Judiciary 382

Part IV Rights and Liberties

Chapter 15 Civil Liberties 408

Chapter 16 Civil Rights 438

Part V The Politics of National Policy

Chapter 17 Public Policy 468

Chapter 18 Making Economic Policy 488

Chapter 19 Making Social Policy 514

Chapter 20 Making Foreign and Defense Policy 538