Government Matters: American Democracy in Context by John MalteseGovernment Matters: American Democracy in Context by John Maltese

Government Matters: American Democracy in Context

byJohn Maltese, Joseph Pika, W. Phillips Shively

Hardcover | December 12, 2012

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Unique to Government Matters, the narrative tells the story of the making and developing of our distinctly American Democracy. It not only inspires students to ask “Why are we the way we are?” but also gives them the knowledge and context they need to answer for themselves, “Why does it matter?” Government Matters’ unique approach to the material and market-leading digital tools make this an ideal solution to course goals.

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Title:Government Matters: American Democracy in ContextFormat:HardcoverDimensions:10.4 × 9 × 1.3 inPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations of American Democracy

1. Democracy and American Politics

2. The Founding and the Constitution

3. Federalism

Part 2: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

4. Civil Liberties

5. Civil Rights

Part 3: People and Politics

6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization

7. Political Parties

8. Nominations and Elections

9. Participation, Voting Behavior, and Campaigns

10. Interest Groups

11. Media and Politics

Part 4: Institutions of American Democracy

12. Congress

13. The Presidency

14. The Bureaucracy

15. The Judiciary

Part 5: Public Policy

16. The Economy and the National Budget

17. Domestic Policy

18. Foreign and National Security Policy


A. The Declaration of Independence

B. The Constitution of the United States of America

C. Federalist no. 10 (James Madison)

D. Federalist no. 51 (James Madison)