Government By The People, 2014 Elections And Updates Edition

Paperback | May 19, 2015

byDavid B. Magleby, Paul C. Light, Christine L. Nemacheck

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Government by the People provides a thorough, Constitution-based introduction to the foundational principles, processes, and institutions of American government. Throughout, authors David Magleby, Paul Light, and Christine Nemacheck highlight the central role that people play in a constitutional democracy, inspiring students to see how similarities and differences in political beliefs continue to shape government to this day. The 2014 Elections and Updates Edition includes coverage of the major issues in today’s headlines to engage students in learning, as well as to boost the relevance of course material to students’ lives.

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David B. Magleby is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University (BYU). He has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow as well as a Fulbright Scholar. He is recognized for his expertise on direct democracy, voting behavior, and campaign finance. Dave is also the recipient of man...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Government by the People

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
1. Constitutional Democracy
2. Constitutional Foundations
3. American Federalism

PART II: THE POLITICAL PROCESS
4. The American Political Landscape
5. Interest Groups: The Politics of Influence
6. Political Parties: Essential to Democracy
7. Public Opinion, Ideology, Participation, and Voting
8. Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Action
9. The Media and U.S. Politics

PART III: POLICY-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
10. Congress: The People's Branch
11. The Presidency
12. The Federal Bureaucracy and the Public Policy Process: Creating and Executing the Laws
13. The Judiciary: The Balancing Branch

PART IV: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
14. Civil Liberties: Protections Under the Bill of Rights
15. Civil Rights: Equal Rights Under the Law

PART V: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY
16. Making Economic Policy
17. Making Social Policy
18. Making Foreign and Defense Policy

Conclusion: Sustaining Constitutional Democracy