Government by the People: National, State, and Local Version

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B> This highly-acclaimed, brief survey of the workings and issues of the American political system--and the constitutional and political values that shape American politics and policies--focuses on the people that have made this country what it is today, and covers up-to-the-minute developments on the national, international, and local scenes. Features a dramatic 4-color design--with many state-of-the-art graphics, exciting photos, and witty cartoons, and intriguing and thought-provoking boxed material: People Debates boxes with challenging arguments on significant political topics; A Closer Look with background information on timely key issues; You Decide question-and-answer boxes with a problem in context; and We the People boxes that reflect the concerns and experiences of minorities in relation to the American government. Constitutional Democracy The Constitution of the United States. American Federalism. First Amendment Rights. Equal Justice Under the Law. Political Culture and Ideology. The American Political Landscape. Political Parties and Interest Groups. Public Opinion and Elections. 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? Domestic Policy. Foreign and Defense Policy. For anyone who wants a solid, but brief introduction to the workings and issues of American government.

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The most authoritative text for American Government, Government By the People is always one step ahead. Building on a long tradition of clear and accessible writing, sound scholarship, and currency, it has become the most reliable, responsive, and respected text for today's American government course. Its distinguished author team addresses your needs and the needs of your students in every edition-with the most innovative response to teaching trends, as well as trends in the discipline. With this text's essential foundation, students will be set to respond-as involved American citizens-to the political issues facing their country, and their world, in the twenty-first century.

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New edition of a basic text on American constitutional democracy in which the authors emphasize the absolute need for politics and politicians despite the current climate of contempt for government. Specific topics include constitutional principles, rights and liberties, the political process, and p

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