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American democracy in context

Author: John Anthony Maltese; Joseph August Pika; W Phillips Shively
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Government Matters uses a comparative approach to teach American Government and inspire students to understand, care and become active citizens. The narrative offers comparisons across nations and across time in the US so students understand the American system, how we got to this point and alternative views of what politics/policies would be if they lived in other democracies. The ultimate goal is to motivate  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Anthony Maltese; Joseph August Pika; W Phillips Shively
ISBN: 9781544345239 1544345232 9781544345222 1544345224
OCLC Number: 1113408889
Description: xxvii, 493 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: PrefaceA Note From the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPART I FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACYCHAPTER 1: DEMOCRACY AND AMERICAN POLITICS Government and Politics Democracy as a Form of Government Functions of Government American Values American Ideologies Comparative and Historical Contexts Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 2: THE FOUNDING AND THE CONSTITUTION The American Colonies Revolution and Independence The Articles of Confederation Starting Over: The Constitutional Convention The Constitution Ratifying the Constitution Amending the Constitution Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 3: FEDERALISM Understanding Federalism The Constitutional Allocation of the Powers of Government Competing Interpretations of Federalism Early Precedents: National Supremacy Prevails The Resurgence of States' Rights The New Deal and the Rise of Cooperative Federalism The New Federalism and Beyond Consequences for DemocracyPART II CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTSCHAPTER 4: CIVIL LIBERTIES The Bill of Rights The First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, Press, and Assembly The First Amendment Guarantee of Freedom of Religion The Right of Privacy The Rights of Criminal Defendants Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 5: CIVIL RIGHTS Slavery in America Civil Rights for African Americans After the Civil War African American Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century Women and Equal Rights Discrimination Based on Ethnicity New Frontiers in Civil Rights Redressing Past Discrimination Consequences for DemocracyPART III PEOPLE AND POLITICSCHAPTER 6: PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION Public Opinion and Political Culture Political Socialization Group Differences in the United States How Public Opinion Changes How Ideologies Gain Their Structure How Public Opinion Is Measured Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 7: POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS Defining Political Parties and Interest Groups The Development of American Political Parties The Structure of American Parties The Two-Party System Responsible Party Government Interest Groups in American Politics Interest Group Representation and the Organization of Public Opinion Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 8: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS The Development of Elections in the United States The Presidential Campaign Congressional Elections Electoral Systems and Their Effects Elections and the Representation of Women and Minorities Campaign Finance Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 9: PARTICIPATION, VOTING BEHAVIOR, AND CAMPAIGNS Political Participation Voter Turnout How People Make Voting Decisions Political Campaigns and the Voters' Choices Party Polarization Among Voters Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 10: MEDIA AND POLITICS The Functions of the Media Tracing the Development of Media in the United States Government Regulation of the Media Government and the Media Assessing the Media Consequences for DemocracyPART IV INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACYCHAPTER 11: CONGRESS The Functions of Congress Constitutional Powers The Structure of Congress How Congress Operates Assembling Coalitions Makes Action Possible The Legislative Process Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 12: THE PRESIDENCY Presidential and Parliamentary Systems The Evolving Job of President Public Approval of Presidents The Institutional Presidency Presidential Goals and Keys to Success Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 13: BUREAUCRACY Democracy and Bureaucracy in the United States Features of a Modern Bureaucracy The Checkered History of Bureaucracy in the United States The Complex Structure of the Federal Bureaucracy The Size of the Federal Bureaucracy The Search for Control Consequences for DemocracyCHAPTER 14: THE JUDICIARY An Independent Judiciary Enforcing the Rule of Law An Overview of the U.S. Court System The Supreme Court in Action Limits on the Supreme Court How Judges Are Selected Consequences for DemocracyPART V PUBLIC POLICYCHAPTER 15: DOMESTIC AND ECONOMIC POLICY Making Public Policy Health Care Social Security Energy and the Environment Economic Policy Consequences for DemocracyAppendix A: The Declaration of IndependenceAppendix B: The Constitution of the United States of AmericaAppendix C: Federalist No. 10 (James Madison)Appendix D: Federalist No. 51 (James Madison)GlossaryNotesIndex
Responsibility: John Anthony Maltese, Joseph A. Pika, W. Phillips Shively.


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