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American government and politics today

Author: Steffen W Schmidt; Mack C Shelley; Barbara A Bardes
Publisher: Belmont, CA : West / Wadsworth, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1999-2000 edView all editions and formats
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Covers American constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme of the book is the importance of informed active citizenship. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen W Schmidt; Mack C Shelley; Barbara A Bardes
ISBN: 0534553303 9780534553302 0534553141 9780534553142
OCLC Number: 43558175
Notes: "Instructor's edition"--Cover.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations
Contents: PART ONE: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. American Government and Politics: Stability and Change. 2. The Constitution. Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America 3. Federalism. PART TWO: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights: Equal Protection Under the Law. 6. Civil Rights: Beyond Equal Protection. PART THREE: PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 7. Public Opinion. 8. Interest Groups. 9. Political Parties. 10. Campaigns, Candidates, and Elections. PART FOUR: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 12. The Congress. 13. The Presidency. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. The Judiciary. PART FIVE: PUBLIC POLICY: 16. Domestic Policy. 17. Economic Policy. 18. Foreign and Defense Policy. PART SIX: STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS 19. State and Local Government. Appendix A-The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B-How to Read Court Citations and Find Court Decisions. Appendix C-Presidents of the United States. Appendix D-Federalist Papers No. 10, No. 51, and No. 78. Appendix E- Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Twentieth Century. Appendix F-Party Control of Congress in the Twentieth Century. Appendix G- Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government.
Responsibility: Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley II, Barbara A. Bardes.

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