American Government, 2014 Elections And Updates Edition

Paperback | May 20, 2015

byKaren J. O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, Alixandra B. Yanus

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Karen O’Connor is the Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the Founder and Director Emerita of the Women & Politics Institute at American University. Before coming to American University, Karen taught political science for seventeen years at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was the first wo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 1 inPublished:May 20, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT
1. American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture
2. The Constitution
3. The Federal System
4. Civil Liberties
5. Civil Rights
 
PART II: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
6. Congress
7. The Presidency
8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
9. The Judiciary
 
PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
10. Public Opinion and Political Socialization
11. Political Parties
12. Elections and Voting
13. The Campaign Process
14. The News Media
15. Interest Groups
 
PART IV: PUBLIC POLICY
16. Domestic Policy
17. Economic Policy
18. Foreign and Defense Policy

APPENDICES
Appendix 1. The Declaration of Independence
Appendix 2. Annotated Constitution
Appendix 3. Federalist Papers: Numbers 10, 51, 78, 577