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Government by the people

Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : National, state, and local version, 17th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James MacGregor Burns
ISBN: 0132871785 9780132871785
OCLC Number: 37260922
Notes: Colored maps of The United States, a political map and Washington, centers of decision and landmarks on endpapers.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Constitutional democracy --
The living constitution : The Constitution of the United States --
American federalism --
First amendment rights --
Equal rights under the law --
Rights to life, liberty, and property --
Political culture and ideology --
The American political landscape --
Interest groups : the politics of influence --
Political parties : essential to democracy --
Public opinion, participation, and voting --
Campaigns and elections : democracy in action --
The media and American politics --
Congress : the people's branch --
The presidency : the leadership branch --
The judiciary : the balancing branch --
The bureaucracy : the real power? --
Making economic policy --
Making regulatory policy --
Making social policy --
Making foreign and defense policy --
State and local politics : who governs? --
State constitutions : charters or straitjackets? --
Parties and elections in the states --
State legislatures --
State governors --
Judges and justice in the states --
Local governments and metropolitics --
Making state and local policy --
Staffing and financing state and local governments --
Epilogue : the democratic faith.
Responsibility: James MacGregor Burns [and others].

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