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New American Democracy, The, Alternate Edition, 7th Edition

By Morris P. Fiorina, Paul E. Peterson, Bertram D. Johnson, William G. Mayer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 23, 2010

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Updated in a new 7th edition, The New American Democracy offers a stimulating, analytical approach to American government and a unique perspective on contemporary politics with an emphasis on elections and their importance in the American political system. The authors -- among the most well-known and well-respected scholars working in political science today --propose in their text that politicians today are perpetually engaged in the election process—a “permanent campaign”—which has profoundly affected how our government functions today. 

Table of Contents

I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

1. Democracy in the United States.

2. Establishing a Constitutional Democracy.

3. Federalism: Division of Power Among National, State, and Local Governments.

4. American Political Culture.

 

II. THE INGREDIENTS OF THE NEW AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

5. Public Opinion.

6. Individual Participation.

7. Interest-Group Participation in American Democracy.

8. Political Parties.

9. The Media.

 

III. CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS.

10. Electing the President.

11. Choosing the Congress.

 

IV. THE GOVERNMENT.

12. The Congress and Its Work.

13. The Presidency: Powers and Practice.

14. The Bureaucracy.

15. The Courts.

 

V. CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS.

16. Civil Liberties.

17. Civil Rights.

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ISBN-10: 0-205-79134-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-79134-7

Format: Alternate Binding

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