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American Government and Politics Today (Custom)

American Government and Politics Today (Custom) - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495429043

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ISBN13: 978-0495429043
ISBN10: 049542904X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Thomson Learning
Published: 2008
International: No

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American Government and Politics Today (Custom) - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495429043

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

ISBN13: 978-0495429043
ISBN10: 049542904X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Thomson Learning

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2008 EDITION enables students to experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is renowned for providing unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes in a concisely organized package.

Inspiring and captivating, the text's overriding theme is the importance of informed active citizenship. 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: THE ESSENTIALS 2008 EDITION 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 I. THE AMERICAN SYSTEM.

1. The Democratic Republic.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.

Part II. CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES.

4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.

Part III. PEOPLE AND POLITICS.

6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.
7. Interest Groups.
8. Political Parties.
9. Campaigns, Elections, and the Media.

Part IV. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.

10. The Congress.
11. The Presidency.
12. The Bureaucracy.
13. The Judiciary.

Part V. PUBLIC POLICY.

14. Domestic and Economic Policy.
15. Foreign and Defense Policy

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