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Government Matters: American Democracy in Context,9780073378947

Government Matters: American Democracy in Context

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 12/12/2012
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education

Summary

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations of American Democracy

1. Democracy and American Politics

2. The Founding and the Constitution

3. Federalism

Part 2: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

Part 3: People and Politics

6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization

7. Political Parties

8. Nominations and Elections

9. Participation, Voting Behavior, and Campaigns

10. Interest Groups

11. Media and Politics

Part 4: Institutions of American Democracy

12. Congress

13. The Presidency

14. The Bureaucracy

15. The Judiciary

Part 5: Public Policy

16. The Economy and the National Budget

17. Domestic Policy

18. Foreign and National Security Policy

Appendices

A. The Declaration of Independence

B. The Constitution of the United States of America

C. Federalist no. 10 (James Madison)

D. Federalist no. 51 (James Madison)

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