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American Democracy

American Democracy - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073403878

Cover of American Democracy 9TH 09 (ISBN 978-0073403878)
ISBN13: 978-0073403878
ISBN10: 0073403873
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $170.00

American Democracy - 9TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073403878

Thomas Patterson

ISBN13: 978-0073403878
ISBN10: 0073403873
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

The American Democracy is a comprehensive text is known for its engaging narrative and its positive presentation of the latest developments in scholarship and real-life politics. Through the use of narrative, The American Democracy weaves together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, make them easy to understand, and capture readers' interest..

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations Chapter 1: American Political Culture: Seeking a More Perfect Union Political Culture: The Core Principles of American Government America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality, and Self-Government Politics: The Resolution of Conflict Political Power and Authority: The Control of Policy The Concept of a Political System and This Book's Organization Chapter 2: Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government Before the Constitution: The Colonial and Revolutionary Experiences Negotiating Toward a Constitution Protecting Liberty: Limited Government Providing for Self-Government Constitutional Democracy Today Chapter 3: Federalism: Forging a Nation Federalism: National and State Sovereignty Federalism in Historical Perspective Federalism Today The Public's Influence: Setting the Boundaries of Federal-State Power Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights Freedom of Expression Freedom of Religion The Right of Privacy Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes Rights and the War on Terrorism The Courts and a Free Society Chapter 5: Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness The Struggle for Equality Equality Under the Law Equality of Result Persistent Discrimination: Superficial Differences, Deep Divisions Part Two: Mass Politics Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People's Voice The Nature of Public Opinion Political Socialization: How Americans Learn Their Politics Frames of Reference: How Americans Think Politically The Influence of Public Opinion on Policy Chapter 7: Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will Voter Participation Conventional Forms of Participation Other Than Voting Unconventional Activism: Social Movements and Protest Politics Participation and the Potential for Influence Chapter 8: Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter's Choice Party Competition and Majority Rule: The History of U.S. Parties Electoral and Party Systems