New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2014-2015 a top seller. The text shows students how easily and effectively they can participate in the political process. Praised for its balanced coverage, the book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing exciting student-oriented features that focus on active citizenship.
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1. The Democratic Republic. 2. Forging a New Government: The Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. 6. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media. 7. Interest Groups and Political Parties. 8. Campaigns and Elections. 9. The Congress. 10. The Presidency. 11. The Bureaucracy. 12. The Judiciary. 13. Domestic and Economic Policy. 14. Foreign Policy. Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.About the Author:
Steffen W. Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University. He grew up in Colombia, South America, and has studied in Colombia, Switzerland, and France. He has a B.A. from Rollins College and obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, in public law and government. Dr. Schmidt has published 14 books and over 130 articles in scholarly journals and is the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year award. He is a pioneer in the use of web-based and real-time video courses and is a member of the American Political Science Association's section on Computers and Multimedia. He is known as Dr. Politics" for his extensive commentary on U.S. politics in U.S. and international media. He is a weekly blogger for Gannett, and comments on CNN en Espaņol and Univision, as well as WNYC, New York. Dr. Schmidt is on Facebook (Steffen W Schmidt) and Twitter (DrPolitics)."
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