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American Government and Pol. Today, Brief Edition 2008-2009

American Government and Pol. Today, Brief Edition 2008-2009 - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495503224

Cover of American Government and Pol. Today, Brief Edition 2008-2009 09 (ISBN 978-0495503224)
ISBN13: 978-0495503224
ISBN10: 0495503223
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No

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American Government and Pol. Today, Brief Edition 2008-2009 - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495503224

Steffen W. Schmidt

ISBN13: 978-0495503224
ISBN10: 0495503223
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

With new engaging features and as part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2008-2009 highlights today's controversial issues and shows how you can become involved in American government and make a difference as an active, informed citizen. Praised for its balanced and up-to-the-minute coverage, this book focuses on the fundamentals -- the constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes that are the core of American government. The text also includes coverage of policy and analysis issues.

Table of Contents

1. The Foundations of American Government.

2. Forging a New Government: The Constitution.

3. Federalism.

4. Civil Liberties.

5. Civil Rights.

6. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media.

7. Interest Groups and Political Parties.

8. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting Behavior.

9. The Congress.

10. The Presidency.

11. The Bureaucracy.

12. The Judiciary.

13. Domestic and Economic Policy.

14. Foreign Policy.

Appendix A: Declaration of Independence.

Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States of America.

Appendix C: The Federalist Papers, No. 10 and No. 51.

Glossary.