Approaching Democracy

Paperback | February 23, 2012

byLarry A Berman, Bruce Allen Murphy

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Updated in its 8th edition,  Approaching Democracy addresses the evolving nature of the American experiment in democratic government.  It teaches readers the theory and basics of American political science and the nation's political history. It provides the critical thinking skills needed to analyze these evolving relationships.  Larry Berman and Bruce Allen Murphy are long-time teachers of the Introductory American Political Science course in both large and small public and private universities. Their goal was to write a book that offers a clear and relevant theme in an easily readable format. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 1.5 inPublished:February 23, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205251609

ISBN - 13:9780205251605

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Table of Contents

Part I - FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

    1. Approaching Democracy

    2. The Founding and the Constitution

        The Constitution of the United States

    3. Federalism

 

PART II - INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

    4. Congress

    5. The Presidency

    6. The Judiciary

    7. The Bureaucracy

 

PART III - PROCESSES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

    8. Public Opinion

    9. Political Parties

    10. Participation, Voting, and Elections

    11. Interest Groups

    12. The Media

 

PART IV - LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACIES

    13. Civil Liberties

    14. Civil Rights and Political Equality

 

PART V - POLICY MAKING IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

    15. Domestic and Economic Policy

    16. Foreign Policy

 

Appendix I - Introducing the Concept of Approaching Democracy

Appendix II - Presidents and Congresses, 1789-2009

Appendix III - Supreme Court Justices

Appendix IV - The Declaration of Independence

Appendix V - The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison

Appendix VI - The Federalist, No. 51, James Mdison