Government by the people, national, state, and local, 2009 edition (23rd ed )
Authors: MAGLEBY David B., LIGHT Paul C.Language: Anglais
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864 p. · 21.6x27.6 cm · Paperback
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. The National, State, and Local Edition includes the exact same coverage as the National verion, but with additional chapters devoted to State & Local Politics. 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.
Chapter 1: Constitutional Democracy
Chapter 2: The Living Constitution
Chapter 3: American Federalism
The Political Process
Chapter 4: Political Culture and Ideology
Chapter 5: The American Political Landscape
Chapter 6: Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
Chapter 7: Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
Chapter 8: Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
Chapter 9: Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
Chapter 10: The Media and American Politics
Chapter 11: Congress: The People's Branch
Chapter 12: The Presidency: The Leadership Branch
Chapter 13: The Federal Bureaucracy: Executing the Laws
Chapter 14: The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch
Rights and Liberties
Chapter 15: First Amendment Freedoms
Chapter 16: Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
Chapter 17: Equal Rights under the Law
The Politics of National Policy
Chapter 18: Making Economic and Regulatory Policy
Chapter 19: Making Social Policy
Chapter 20: Making Foreign and Defense Policy
State and Local Government
Chapter 21: State and Local Politics: Who Governs?
Chapter 22: State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets?
Chapter 23: Parties and Elections in the States
Chapter 24: State Legislatures
Chapter 25: State Governors
Chapter 26: Judges and Justice in the States
Chapter 27: Local Governments and Metropolitics
Chapter 28: Making State and Local Policy
Chapter 29: Staffing and Financing State and Local Governments