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American government and politics today : 2009-2010

Author: Steffen W Schmidt; Mack C Shelley; Barbara A Bardes
Publisher: Boston : Wadsworth, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Students are often hesitant to become involved in the political process, but "American Government and Politics Today 2009-2010 Edition, 14e" inspires readers to take action. The book uses intriguing examples and hands-on exercises to engage readers in the fascinating intricacies of American government - including details from the recent presidential election. As it introduces concepts, it illustrates that active  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen W Schmidt; Mack C Shelley; Barbara A Bardes
ISBN: 9780495502289 0495502286 9780495568711 0495568716
OCLC Number: 488464832
Description: 743 s
Contents: Part I: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Democratic Republic. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. Part II: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. Part III: PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Political Parties. 9. Voting and Elections. 10. Campaigning for Office. 11. The Media and Cyberpolitics. Part IV: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 12. The Congress. 13. The President. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. The Courts. Part V: PUBLIC POLICY. 16. Domestic Policy. 17. Economic Policy. 18. Foreign Policy and National Security. Part VI: STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS. 19. State and Local Government.

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