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Approaching Democracy, Election Update - With CD

Approaching Democracy, Election Update - With CD - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131856349

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ISBN13: 978-0131856349
ISBN10: 0131856340
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Approaching Democracy, Election Update - With CD - 4TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131856349

Larry Berman and Bruce Murphy

ISBN13: 978-0131856349
ISBN10: 0131856340
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For courses in American Government.

This accessible paperback text introduces students to the basics of American government, structured around democracy as an ideal toward which we continually strive. Thematically organized and comprehensive, it prepares students to review events in the context of this goal. Cases and real-world examples reflect current trends and events. It prepares students to be good citizens, armed with the information they will need to follow politics and make educated choices about leaders, policies, and actions.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

1. Approaching Democracy.

2. The Founding and the Constitution.

3. Federalism.

II. INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

4. Congress.

5. The Presidency.

6. The Judiciary.

7. The Bureaucracy.

III. PROCESSES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

8. Public Opinion.

9. Political Parties.

10. Participation, Voting, and Elections.

11. Interest Groups.

12.The Media.

IV. LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

13. Civil Liberties.

14. Civil Rights and Political Equality.

V. POLICY MAKING IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

15. Public Policy and Politics.

16. Foreign Policy.