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The American democracy

Author: Thomas E Patterson
Publisher: Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Brings together theory, information, and examples in ways that highlight key points, and make them easy to understand.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Patterson
ISBN: 9780073103495 0073103497
OCLC Number: 71266523
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: American political culture : seeking a more perfect union --
Constitutional democracy : promoting liberty and self-government --
Federalism : forging a nation --
Civil liberties : protecting individual rights --
Equal rights : struggling toward fairness --
Public opinion and political socialization : shaping the people's voice --
Political participation and voting : expressing the popular will --
Political parties, candidates, and campaigns : defining the voters' choice --
Interest groups : organizing for influence --
The news media : communicating political images --
Congress : balancing national goals and local interests --
The presidency : leading the nation --
The federal bureaucracy : administering the government --
The federal justice system : applying the law --
Economic and environmental policy : contributing to prosperity --
Welfare and education policy : providing for personal security and need --
Foreign and defense policy : protecting the American way --
State and local politics : maintaining our differences --
Appendixes --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Patterson.
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