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American Government and Politics Today, 05-06 Edition - Package

American Government and Politics Today, 05-06 Edition - Package - 12th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534592356

Cover of American Government and Politics Today, 05-06 Edition - Package 12TH 05 (ISBN 978-0534592356)
ISBN13: 978-0534592356
ISBN10: 053459235X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 12TH 05
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2005
International: No

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American Government and Politics Today, 05-06 Edition - Package - 12TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534592356

Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley and Barbara A. Bardes

ISBN13: 978-0534592356
ISBN10: 053459235X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 12TH 05
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Schmidt, Shelley, and Bardes' landmark text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme of the book is the importance of informed active citizenship, and the pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, American Government and Politics Today incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives students more than reading material; it gives them tools to become good citizens.

Table of Contents

Part One. The American System.

1. The Democratic Republic.
2. The Constitution.
Appendix. The Constitution of the United States of America.
3. Federalism.

Part Two. Civil Rights and Liberties.

4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.

Part Three. People and Politics.

6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.
7. Interest Groups.
8. Political Parties.
9. Campaigns, Nominations, and Elections.
10. The Media and Cyberpolitics.

Part Four. Political Institutions.

11. The Congress.
12. The President.
13. The Bureaucracy.
14. The Courts.

Part Five. Public Policy.

15. Domestic Policy.
16. Economic Policy.
17. Foreign Policy.

Part Six. State and Local Politics.

18. State and Local Government

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