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Government by the People, Brief 2012 Election Edition, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By David B. Magleby, Paul C. Light, Christine L. Nemacheck

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 16, 2013

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Understand the foundations of American Government

 

Government by the People Brief Edition offers straightforward coverage of the fundamental principles, processes, and institutions of American government, and discusses the important role people play in a constitutional democracy.  The authors encourage students to see how people’s similarities, differences, attitudes, and beliefs shape government today.  

 

By emphasizing the accomplishments of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, this text encourages and motivates students to participate actively in making the democracy more vital and responsive to the problems facing our nation today.  

 

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Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

1. Brief Table of Contents

 

Introduction: Government by the People

 

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

 

Chapter 1: Constitutional Democracy

Chapter 2: American Federalism

 

PART II: THE POLITICAL PROCESS

 

Chapter 3: The American Political Landscape

Chapter 4: Political Parties and Interest Groups

Chapter 5: Public Opinion, Ideology, and Participation

Chapter 6: Campaigns and Elections

 

PART III: POLICY MAKING INSTITUTIONS

 

Chapter 7: Congress

Chapter 8: The Presidency

Chapter 9: The Federal Bureaucracy and the Public Policy Process

Chapter 10: The Judiciary

 

PART IV: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES

 

Chapter 11: Civil Liberties

Chapter 12: Civil Rights

 

PART V: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY

 

Chapter 13: Making Economic and Social Welfare Policy

Chapter 14: Making Foreign and Defense Policy

Conclusion: Sustaining Constitutional Democracy

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Introduction. Government by the People

The Idea of America

A Distinctive Constitutional Democracy

Government Of, By, and For the People

| Of the People: From the Mayflower to Today

| By the People: Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone

| For the People: Making Government by the People More of a Reality

| The Global Community: Opinion of the United States

 

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

1. Constitutional Democracy

U.S. Government and Politicians in Context

Defining Democracy

| The Global Community Importance of Freedoms

The Constitutional Convention Of 1787

| Of the People: The Constitutional Convention

To Adopt Or Not To Adopt?

Constitutional Foundations

| By the People: Becoming an American Citizen

Checking Power with Power

Judicial Review and the “Guardians of the Constitution”

| For the People: Establishing a Durable Constitution

Constitutional Change

| You Will Decide: Should We Interpret the Constitution according To Original Intent or Today’s Needs?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series Simulation: You Are a Founder

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series Explorer: How Long Did It Take To Ratify The Constitution?

 

2. American Federalism

Defining Federalism

| Of the People: Global Opinion on the Role of Government

| Of the People: Where Americans Come From and Where They Live

The Constitutional Structure of American Federalism

The National Courts and Federalism

| By the People: Monitoring the National Stimulus Package

The National Budget as a Tool of Federalism

The Politics of Federalism

| You Will Decide: Should The No Child Left Behind Act Be Renewed?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Federal Judge

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Which States Win Or Lose The Federal Aid Game?

 

PART II: THE POLITICAL PROCESS

 

3. The American Political Landscape

An Exceptional America

Geography and National Identity

| The Global Community: Restricting Immigration

Where We Live

Who We Are

| Of the People: A More Diverse Population

| You Will Decide: Who Should The Census Count, And How Should They Be Counted?

| By the People: Improving Literacy

How Much We Own

| For the People: Increasing Access for the Disabled

Unity in a Land Of Diversity

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series Simulation: You Are a City Council Member

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series Explorer: Can You Get Ahead In America?

 

4. Political Parties and Interest Groups

What Parties Do For Democracy

| The Global Community: A Competitive Two-Party System

American Parties Today

| Of the People: Portrait of the Electorate

How Parties Raise and Spend Money

A Nation of Interests

Characteristics and Power of Interest Groups

Influencing Government: Lobbyists and Spending

| For the People: Disclosure of Lobbyist Activity

| You Will Decide: Should Corporations And Unions Be Unlimited In Funding Parties And In Running Issue Ads?

Parties and Interest Groups in a Democracy

| By the People: Lobbying For Education Policy

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Which Party Governs Better?

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Lobbyist

 

5. Public Opinion, Ideology, and Participation

Forming Political Opinions and Values

| By the People: Improving Literacy

Political Ideology and Attitudes toward Government

| The Global Community: Free Market Economy

Public Opinion: Taking the Pulse of the People

Participation: Translating Opinions into Action

| For the People: Helping America Vote

| Of the People: Voter Turnout by Demographic Factors

Voting Choices

| You Will Decide: Should We Allow Voting By Mail and On the Internet

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Polling Consultant

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: How Are People Involved In Politics?

 

6. Campaigns, Elections and the Media

Elections: The Rules of the Game

| The Global Community: Who Makes A Better Political Leader?

Congressional and Presidential Elections

| By the People: Volunteering For a Campaign

| You Will Decide: Should We Establish A National Presidential Primary?

Money in U.S. Elections

The Changing Landscape Of the U.S. News Media

| For the People: Creating the Internet

| Of the People: Toward a More Representative Newsroom

Media Influence

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Newspaper Editor

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Is The Electoral College Democratic?

 

PART III: POLICY MAKING INSTITUTIONS

 

7. Congress

Congressional Elections

| Of the People: Members of Congress

The Structure and Powers of Congress

Congressional Leadership and Committees

| For the People: Building a Strong Defense

| Of the People: How the World View the United Nations

How a Bill Becomes a Law

The Job of the Legislator

| You Will Decide: Should Congress Create A College Football Playoff?

| By the People: Staying In Touch With Congress

An Assessment of Congress

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Consumer Advocate

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Can Congress Get Anything Done?

 

8. The Presidency

The Structure and Powers of the Presidency

| Of the People: Opinions of Barack Obama

Controversies in Presidential Power

| You Will Decide: Should the Two-Term Limit Be Repealed

Managing the Presidency

| Of the People: The President’s Cabinet

The President’s Job

Congress and the Presidency

| By the People: Public Service through the White House Blog

Judging Presidents

| For the People: Reducing Nuclear Weapons

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a First-Term President

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: What Influences The President's Public Approval?

 

9. The Federal Bureaucracy and the Public Policy Process

Understanding the Federal Bureaucracy: Constitutional

| Of the People: Global Views of Bribery

Origins, Organizations, and Employees

| You Will Decide: Should You Apply For A Federal Job?

The Job of the Federal Bureaucracy

| For the People: Bringing Sunshine to Government

Controlling the Federal Bureaucracy

| By the People: Joining the “Transparency Corps”

Defining Public Policy

The Public Policy Process

Citizens and Public Policy

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are Head of FEMA

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: What Puts The 'Big' In Big Government?

 

10. The Judiciary

Understanding the Federal Judiciary

The Three Types of Federal Courts

| By the People: Create a Space of Her Own: A Partnership between Courts and the Arts

| For the People: Reducing Crime

The Politics of Appointing Federal Judges

| Of the People: Diversity in the Federal Courts

| You Will Decide: Should The Federal Courts Be Active?

How the Supreme Court Decides

| The Global Community: Importance of an Impartial Judiciary

Judicial Power and Its Limits

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Supreme Court Clerk

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Are The Activist Judges?

 

PART IV: INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS

 

11. Civil Liberties

The Basis for Our Civil Liberties

First Amendment Freedoms

| The Global Community: Separating Government from Religion

| Of the People: Religious Diversity in the United States

Property Rights

Due Process Rights

Privacy Rights

Rights of Criminal Suspects

| For the People: Protecting Sixth Amendment Rights Of Indigent Defendants

| You Will Decide: Should We End The Death Penalty In The United States?

Protecting Our Civil Liberties in an Age of Terror: Who’s Responsibility?

| By the People: Students for Liberty

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Police Officer

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Should The Government Apply The Death Penalty?

 

12. Civil Rights

Equality and Equal Rights

The Quest for Equal Justice

| The Global Community: Educating Boys and Girls

Equal Protection Of The Laws: What Does It Mean?

| You Will Decide: Should Marriage Be Limited To Heterosexual Couples?

Voting Rights

| By the People: Protecting Student Voting Rights

Rights to Equal Access: Accommodations, Jobs, and Homes

| For the People: Reducing Workplace Discrimination

Education Rights

| Of the People: Affirmative Action and Minority Student Enrollment

Equal Rights Today

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Mayor

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Are All Forms Of Discrimination The Same?

 

PART V: THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL POLICY

 

13. Making Economic and Social Welfare Policy

The Role of the Federal Government in Economic Policy

Fiscal Policy

Promoting the Economy

The Role of the Federal Government in Social Policy

| Of the People: Experience with Poverty

Social Policy Challenges for the Future: Health, Education, and Crime

| By the People: Improving Health One Playground at a Time

The Politics of Social Policy

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Federal Reserve Chair

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Broke The Economy?

 

14. Making Foreign and Defense Policy

Understanding Foreign Policy and Defense

| By the People: Promoting Ethical Investments by Colleges and Universities

The Foreign Policy and Defense Agenda

| Of the People: International Support for Ties with Business

The Foreign Policy and Defense Bureaucracy

| Of the People: Diversity in the Military

Foreign Policy and Defense Options

| For the People: Rebuilding Europe after World War II

| You Will Decide: Should Women Engage In Combat?

Prospects for the Future

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a President during a Foreign Policy Crisis

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: How Much Does America Spend On Defense?

 

Conclusion. Sustaining Constitutional Democracy

The Case for Government by the People

Participation and Representation

The Role of the Politician

The Importance of Active Citizenship

 

> MyPoliSciLab Document: The Declaration of Independence

> MyPoliSciLab Document: The Constitution of the United States

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Federalist No. 10

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Federalist No. 15

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Federalist No. 51

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Federalist No. 78

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Anti-Federalist No. 17

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Marbury v. Madison

> MyPoliSciLab Document: McCulloch v. Maryland

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Brown v. Board of Education

> MyPoliSciLab Document: The Gettysburg Address

> MyPoliSciLab Document: Washington’s Farewell Address

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