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Living Democracy, 2012 Election Edition, 4th Edition

By Daniel M. Shea, Joanne Connor Green, Christopher E. Smith

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 21, 2012

Description

Participate in your American government

 

Living Democracy, 2012 Election Edition uniquely asks students to participate in their learning and their government.  Activities and features promote application of concepts outside of the classroom. This text shows students how government impacts their daily lives and how they can make a difference in that government.  Living Democracy fulfills a need felt in every American government classroom–to engage students, to develop their understanding of government, and to make them active political participants.

 

This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab.  MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues.  Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data.  Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions.

 

A better teaching and learning experience

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning–The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard!
  • Engage Students–The stunning visual design engages students in the text.  
  • Improve Critical Thinking– Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics.
  • Analyze Current Events–Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system.
  • Support Instructors– A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available.

Note: This is a standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 

 

0205950078 / 9780205950072 Living Democracy Plus MyPoliSciLab with Pearson eText, 2012 Election Edition

Package consists of:   

0205883907 / 9780205883905 Living Democracy, 2012 Election Edition

0205949975 / 9780205949977 NEW MyPoliSciLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

 

Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Complete Table of Contents

 

1. Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: American Government: Democracy in Action

Chapter 2: Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework

Chapter 3: Federalism

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties

Chapter 5: Civil Rights

Chapter 6: Congress

Chapter 7: The Presidency

Chapter 8: Bureaucracy

Chapter 9: The Judiciary

Chapter 10: Political Socialization and Public Opinion

Chapter 11: The Politics of the Media

Chapter 12: Interest Groups and Civic and Political Engagement

Chapter 13: Elections and Political Parties in America

Chapter 14: The Policy Process and Economic Policy

Chapter 15: Foreign and National Security Policy

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

1. American Government: Democracy in Action

It’s Your Government

Themes of This Book

| Pathways of Action: The Occupy Movement….or Moment?

| Timeline: The Immigration Debate

| Pathways of Change: How Quickly Can a Nation Establish a Democratic Foundation?

Citizen Participation and Pathways: The Example of Abortion

Change and Stability in American Government

| Student Profile: Young Conservative Activists?

| Key Concept Map: Can Average Citizens Play a Meaningful Role in American Politics?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Candidate for Congress

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: How Do You Measure Freedom?

 

2. Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework

The Nature of Government and Politics

Types of Governments

| Pathways of Change: Overthrow and Revolution

Early Governance in America

| Pathways of Action: The Trial of Peter Zenger

| Timeline: Thinking About a “Government by the People”

The American Revolution

| Student Profile: Heroines of the Revolution?

| Myth Exposed

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitutional Convention

The U.S. Constitution

The Struggle over Ratification

| Key Concept Map: How Does Our Nation’s Formative Period Continue to Shape Contemporary Politics?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Founder

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: How Long Did It Take to Ratify the Constitution?

 

3. Federalism

Dividing Governmental Authority

National Government: Reasons for Federalism

State and Local Governments

Structure of State governments

Dual Federalism

Before the Civil War

| Myth Exposed

| Pathways of Action: The Civil War and the Failure of American Politics

After the Civil War

Cooperative and Creative Federalism

The New Deal: Cooperative Federalism

The Great Society: Creative Federalism and Federal Grants

Recent Trends in Federalism

Devolution

| Timeline: Legalizing Marijuana

| Student Profile: Scott Berkowitz

| Pathways of Change: The Kidnapping of Aziza Rahman

| Key Concept Map: How Has Federalism In The United States Evolved?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Federal Judge

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Which States Win or Lose the Federal Aid Game?

 

4. Civil Liberties

The Bill of Rights in History

| Pathways of Action: The Right to Own Guns

First Amendment Rights: Freedom of Religion

First Amendment Rights: Freedom of Speech

| Student Profile: Free Speech in School

First Amendment Rights: Freedom of the Press and Obscenity

| Pathways of Change: Freedom of the Press

Civil Liberties and Criminal Justice

| Myth Exposed

Trial Rights and Capital Punishment

| Timeline: Capital Punishment and the Courts

Privacy           

| Key Concept Map: Do Americans Have Too Many Or Too Few Civil Liberties Protections?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Police Officer

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

 

5. Civil Rights

The Ideal of Equality

Equal Protection of the Law

Litigation Strategies

| Myth Exposed

Clarifying the Coverage of the Equal Protection Clause

| Pathways of Action: Emerging Claims for Equal Treatment under the Law

Grassroots Mobilization and Civil Rights

Other Historic Struggles for Civil Rights

Contemporary Civil Rights Issues

| Pathways of Change: What Would You Do If You Believed That Government Education Policies Disadvantaged A Racial or Ethnic Minority?

| Student Profile: Frederick Romberg

| Timeline: Struggle over Same-Sex Marriage

| Key Concept Map: Which Pathways of Action Shaped Civil Rights to Advance The Ideal Of Equality?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Mayor

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Are All Forms of Discrimination the Same?

 

6. Congress

The Nature and Style of Representation

Congress and the Constitution

Organizing Congress: Committees

| Student Profile: Georgetown Law Student Susan Fluke

| Myth Exposed

| Pathways of Action: The Crisis over Raising the Debt Ceiling

Organizing Congress: Political Parties and Leadership

Organizing Congress: Rules and Norms

How a Bill Becomes a Law

| Timeline: The Voting Rights Act of 1965     

Who Sits in Congress

Are Americans Losing Faith in the “People’s Branch”?

| Pathways of Change: Manure, Crackers, and Dog Food...as Graft?

| Key Concept Map: How Does the Organization of Congress both Enhance And Inhibit The Legislative Process?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Consumer Advocate

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Can Congress Get Anything Done?

 

7. The Presidency

The President and the Constitution

The Evolution of the Presidency

| Pathways of Action: FDR TAKES CHARGE!

| Student Profile: “SLOW JAMMING” POLICY ISSUES?

The Informal Powers of the President

The Roles of Modern Presidents

| Timeline: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Presidential Greatness

| Myth Exposed

| Pathways of Change from Around the World: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

| Key Concept Map: How Have Presidential Powers Evolved Since The Adoption Of The Constitution?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a First-Term President

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: What Influences the President’s Public Approval?

 

8. Bureaucracy

The Federal Bureaucracy

| Pathways of Action: Standards for Air Pollution and Smog

Departments and Independent Agencies

| Pathways of Change: Would You Protest Against Favoritism for Government Officials’ Families and Their Political Allies?

The Nature of Bureaucracy

| Myth Exposed

The Lobbying Pathway and Policymaking

| Timeline: The Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency

| Student Profile: UNLV Law Students against Deportation

| Key Concept Map: How Do Elements of the Bureaucracy both Strengthen And Weaken Its Effectiveness?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are Head of FEMA

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: What Puts the ‘Big’ in Big Government?

 

9. The Judiciary

Court Structure and Processes

The Power of American Judges

Judicial Selection

| Myth Exposed

Judicial Decision-Making

Action in the Court Pathway

| Pathways of Action: Challenging Affirmative Action

| Timeline: The Battle over Affirmative Action

| Student Profile: Inkwell Editors v. Armstrong Atlantic State University

Implementation and Impact of Court Decisions

Judicial Policymaking and Democracy

| Pathways of Change: What Would You Do If The Independence Of The American Judiciary Was Threatened?

| Key Concept Map: How Much Power Should Judges Have?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Supreme Court Clerk

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Are the Activist Judges?

 

10. Political Socialization and Public Opinion

Public Opinion

The Stability of Political Beliefs

| Timeline: Bullying In the United States

Political Ideology

| Myth Exposed

| Student Profile: Spark’s Lego Petition

Political Socialization

| Pathways of Action: Celebrities and Global Activism Events

Social Groups and Political Values

Measuring Public Opinion

| Pathways of Change: What Do The Breast Cancer Site, (Red), PBS, Good, And The National Wildlife Federation Have In Common?

| Key Concept Map: How Do People Acquire Their Political Values, and How Stable Is Public Opinion?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Polling Consultant

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: What Do Young People Think about Politics Today?

 

11. The Politics of the Media

Mass Media

The Growth of Mass Media

| Myth Exposed

| Pathways of Change from Around the World: Wael Ghonim

Functions of the Media

| Student Profile: Eyeglasses for the Developing World

Political Use of the Media

| Pathways of Action: The Strategic Use of Leaks

| Timeline: The Road to Equality – Women’s Rights

The Media and the Public in the Political Arena

Governmental Regulations

| Key Concept Map: How Do The Media Impact Our Political System?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Newspaper Editor

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Where Do You Get Your Political News?

 

12. Interest Groups and Civic and Political Engagement

Activism and Protest in the United States

Influencing Government through Mobilization and Participation

Functions and Types of Interest Groups

| Pathways of Action: LULAC

| Pathways of Change from Around the World: Students for Education Reform in Chile

Interest Group Mobilization

| Timeline: Gun Control

Inside and Outside Lobbying

| Student Profile: Tim Tebow

| Myth Exposed

The Influence of Interest Groups

| Key Concept Map: How Do Interest Groups Mobilize The Masses?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Lobbyist

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Can interest Groups Buy Public Policy?

 

13. Elections and Political Parties in America

Expansion of the Electorate and Other Legal Issues

| Timeline: The Right to Vote

Individual Participation in Elections

Political Parties in America

Party Eras in American History

| Myth Exposed

Minor Parties in American Politics

Parties and the Nomination Process

| Student Profile: Young Delegates

Electoral College

The Role of Money in Elections

| Key Concept Map: How Do Aspects Of The Electoral Process Shape The Democratic Nature Of Our Political System?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Campaign Strategist

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Is the Electoral College Democratic?

 

14. The Policy Process and Economic Policy

The Policy Process

| Myth Exposed

| Student Profile: Jacy Good

| Timeline: Environmental Movement

Types of Public Policy

Measuring Economic Performance

The Key Players in the Development of Economic Policy

Revenue

Expenditures

| Pathways of Action: AARP

Monetary Policy

| Key Concept Map: Why Is Budget Policy Also Social Policy?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Federal Reserve Chair

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Broke the Economy?

 

15. Foreign and National Security Policy

Competing Principles for American Foreign Policy

| Timeline: U.S. Troops in the War on Terror

Links between Foreign and Domestic Policy

The Domestic Context of American Foreign Policymaking

| Pathways of Action: Bono and ONE

Political Institutions and Foreign Policymaking

Foreign Policy and National Security Issues

| Myth Exposed

| Student Profile: Jonathan Greenacre

| Key Concept Map: How Are U.S. Foreign Policy And Domestic Policy Linked?

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

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

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

 

> 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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