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America's Democratic Republic

America's Democratic Republic - 3rd edition

America's Democratic Republic - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780205646814

ISBN10: 0205646816

America
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published:
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America

ISBN13: 9780205646814

ISBN10: 0205646816

Edition: 3RD 09

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Summary

Part of the popular ''Penguin Academics'' Series,America's Democratic Republicis a brief, affordable book in an accessible trade-like format that explores the clash between the democratic aspirations of the American people and the republican foundations of our Constitution. Written with a lively, narrative style, this text traces the storyline of American government and focuses on the .long standing and inescapable tension between the countryr's 18th Century republican Constitutional foundations and the democratic aspirations of the American people. The thematic framework helps students to consider American government and politics as a hybrid--rooted equally in the founderr's intentions to restrain the majority and the peopler's growing demand for a more fully realized democracy. In this manner,Americar's Democratic Republicprovides an engaging narrative that works to diminish student apathy, quell cynicism, and inspire their reengagement in civic life. The ''Penguin Academics'' series offers accessibly written, elegantly designed, and highly affordable trade-format books by pre-eminent scholars.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. DEMOCRATIC ASPIRATIONS, REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS.

Chapter 1: The American Democratic Republic

Chapter 2: The Constitution

Chapter 3: Federalism

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties

Chapter 5: Civil Rights

II: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Learning

Chapter 7: The News Media

Chapter 8: Interest Groups

Chapter 9: Political Parties

III: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 11: Congress

Chapter 12: The Presidency

Chapter 13: The Federal Bureaucracy

Chapter 14: The Courts

IV: WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES

Chapter 15: The Budget and Economic Policies

Chapter 16: Social Safety Nets

Chapter 17: Foreign Policy and National Defense