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America's New Democracy

America's New Democracy - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205572489

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ISBN13: 978-0205572489
ISBN10: 0205572480 Edition: 4TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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America's New Democracy - 4TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205572489

Morris P. Fiorina

ISBN13: 978-0205572489
ISBN10: 0205572480 Edition: 4TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

The new edition of this highly affordable Penguin Academic Series book provides an engaging, analytical, and completely up-to-date introduction to American government and politics. Written in a strong narrative voice and brimming with student-relevant examples, Americarsquo;s New Democracyprovides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. Illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme--thatelections matter more in Americarsquo;s political system todaythan they have in the past or do in other democracies--the book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people.Americarsquo;s New Democracyencourages readers to see that in a system where votes are the main currency, both power and responsibility rest on the shoulders ofallcitizens.

Table of Contents

Preface. I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICArsquo;S NEW DEMOCRACY.

1. Democracy in the United States.

2. The U.S.Constitution.

3. Federalism.

II. CHANNELS OF INFLUENCE IN AMERICArsquo;S NEW DEMOCRACY.

4. American Political Culture.

5. Public Opinion and the Media.

6. Individual Participation.

7. National Elections.

8. Political Parties and Interest Groups.

III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICArsquo;S NEW DEMOCRACY.

9. The Congress.

10. The Presidency.

11. The Bureaucracy..

12. The Judiciary.

IV. OUTPUTS FROM AMERICArsquo;S NEW DEMOCRACY.

13. Civil Liberties.

14. Civil Rights.

15. Public Policy.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Endnotes.

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