Living Democracy, National Edition, Books a la Carte Edition, 3rd Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 24, 2010


This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value for your students—this format costs significantly less than a new textbook.


Updated in a new 3rd edition, Living Democracy helps students draw connections between course topics and current events and find a role for themselves in politics and government. Everything about this dynamic book—from its engaging writing and examples, to its bold graphics and photos, to its innovative learning pedagogy and interactive assessment—is designed to get students to participate in their learning, in the classroom, and in all aspects of American politics. By implementing cutting-edge learning theory-based techniques to engage students and help them retain important information, Living Democracy has set a new standard for how textbooks can help students learn.

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations of American Government

1 American Government: Democracy in Action

2 Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework  

3 Federalism

4 Civil Liberties

5 Civil Rights


Part Two: The Institutions of American Government

6 Congress

7 The Presidency

8 Bureaucracy

9 The Judiciary


Part Three: The American Public and the Democratic Process

10 Political Socialization and Public Opinion

11 The Politics of the Media  

12 Civic and Political Engagement

13 Interest Groups  

14 Elections and Political Participation in America

15 Political Parties


Part Four: Public Policy

16 Public Policy in the United States

17 Making Economic Policy

18 Foreign and National Security Policy



1 Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies (annotated)

2 The Constitution of the United States (annotated)

3 The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison

4 The Federalist, No. 51, James Madison

5 Anti-Federalist, To the Citizens of the State of New York, October 18, 1787

6 The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln

7 I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King

8 Presidents and Congresses

9 Supreme Court Justices

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-205-82591-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-82591-2

Format: Alternate Binding

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