This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Contents 1. Myth and Reality in American Politics Myths and American Government Myths in Popular Culture: Mirrors and Shapers of Images The Nature of Government and Politics Fundamental Issues of Government and Politics Closer to Home: Who Governs? Overview of this Book 2. Constitutional Foundations The Setting for Constitutional Change The Framers The Roots of the Constitution What the Framers Did Politics in Action: "Consititutional Politics": The Elections of 1796 and 1800 Closer to Home: Changing State Constitutions The Principles of American Constitutionalism Conclusion: Living, Enduring, and Political 3. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations The Evolution of American Federalism The Actors of American Federalism Politics in Action: Fred Salvucci's Big Dig Myths in Popular Culture: The Political "Image" of the South Conclusion: The Principles and Pragmatism of Federalism 4. The Heritage of Rights and Liberties Applying the Bill of Rights to the States The First Amendment Freedoms Myths in Popular Culture: Is It Real Or Is It Virtual? Due Process and Crime Privacy Equal Protection of the Laws Closer to Home: Civil Rights and Liberties in State Constitutions Conclusion: Absolutes and Qualifications 5. Public Opinion and Political Participation What Is Public Opinion? How We Develop Our Beliefs and Opinions How Polls Work The Paradox of Public Opinion Closer to Home: Who Comes Out On Top? Public Opinion and National, State, and Local Government Group Opinion: Diversity and Uniformity Avenues of Political Participation Politics in Action: Public Opinion and Public Policy Conclusion: Many Minorities, Much Activity 6. Political Parties What Parties Are and What They Do Who Belongs to Major Parties and Why? Politics in Action: Guns, Government, and Public Policy American-Style Politics: The Two-Party System Party Structure from the Bottom Up Closer to Home: Third Parties in Our Towns and States: Are They "Dead on Arrival"? Conclusion: Decline or Transformation of Political Parties? 7. Campaigns and Elections Nominations: The Selection Process The Race for Office Closer to Home: The Money Game: What About Campaign Financing Closer to Home? The Media and Campaigns: Are We Brainwashed? Campaigns and Political Parties Voting and Elections The Electoral College The 2002 Election Promises, Promises: The Link Between Campaigns and Public Policy Conclusion: Do Elections Matter? Politics in Action: Elections, Campaign Promises, and Public Policy 8. Interest Groups Movers and Shakers: Interest and Other Advocacy Groups Closer to Home: They're All Over the Place: Interest Groups Close at Hand What Makes an Interest Group Powerful? Interest Group Tactics: You Don't Lobby with Hundred-Dollar Bills and Wild Parties Myths in Popular Culture: Selling Out to the Special Interests Interest Groups and Democracy Conclusion: Corrupt or Constructive? 9. Media and Politics The Rise of the Media Closer to Home: If It Bleeds, It Leads Making News The Effects of the Mass Media The Uneasy Alliance Between Government and the Media Myths in Popular Culture: Nightline with David Letterman Conclusion: The Great Manipulator 10. Congress A Portrait of Congress Politics in Action: Highways, Bridges, and the Pork Barrel Closer to Home: Legislating in the States The Work of Congress The Organization of Congress How a Bill Becomes Law Congressional Voting Conclusion: Is Congress the Broken Branch? 11. The Presidency The Growth of the Presidency Presidential Roles Politics in Action: The President and Health Policy Closer to Home: The View from the Governors' Mansions The Institutional Presidency The White House Office: Two Management Styles Presidential Influence Conclusion: The All-Powerful President? 12. Bureaucracy A Profile of the Federal Bureaucracy Politics in Action: The Birth of a Department Growth of the American Bureaucracy Bureaucratic Power Bureaucratic P. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Distinguished by its myth vs. reality framework "American Government" encourages students to address their preconceptions about government and think critically about the US political system. The Seventh Edition focuses on changing perceptions of American government, while providing coverage on the media, public opinion, the Supreme Court, and domestic and international policy.Chapter 14, "Domestic Policy and Policymaking," includes discussions of education and environmental policies, as well as economic and social welfare issues; and Chapter 15, "Foreign and Defense Policy," reflects changes since the start of the "War on Terrorism.""Focus Questions" center students' attention on key issues."Politics in Action" boxes encourage students to think about the everyday applications of politics and highlight the realities of the political process."Myth in Popular Culture" boxes call attention to the way different outlets of popular culture reflect and shape myths about the function of government and politics."Closer to Home" boxes focus on issues in local politics.
About the Author:
Robert Dudley (PhD Northern Illinois University) is Chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. His areas of specialty include judicial behavior and the presidency. His articles have been published in numerous journals, including APSR and the JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE.
Melvin Dubnick (PhD University of Colorado) is Professor of Political Science and director of the MPA program at the University of New Hampshire. He has written on a range of issues from accountability, regulatory policymaking, and federalism to health care reform.
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