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Struggle for Democracy, 2012 Election Edition, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Edward S. Greenberg, Benjamin I. Page

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 16, 2013

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Think critically about American Government

 

This unique text challenges students to think critically about American government and politics.  Authored to promote the critical thinking skills needed to become active, engaged citizens, The Struggle for Democracy asks students to continually analyze the political happenings around them and not become apathetic.

 

The book uses two themes.  The first theme, “The Democracy Standard,” helps students understand what democracy is. The second theme, “A Framework for Analyzing American Government and Politics,” helps students develop a holistic understanding of our political system by demonstrating how government, politics, and society are deeply intertwined.

 

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  • Engage Students— Visually appealing and covers all the most recent events in politics today to engage students in the material.
  • Improve Critical Thinking—Features such as Using the Democracy Standard and Using the Framework help students think critically about key topics.
  • Support Instructors—A full set of supplements, including an Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint presentation, and MyPoliSciLab provide instructors with the support they need to teach effectively and efficiently.

Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

1. Brief Table of Contents

 

PART I: INTRODUCTION: MAIN THEMES

 

Chapter 1: Democracy and American Politics

  

PART II: STRUCTURE

 

Chapter 2: The Constitution
Chapter 3:
Federalism: States and Nation

Chapter 4: The Structural Foundations of American Government and Politics

  

PART III: POLITICAL LINKAGE

 

Chapter 5: Public Opinion

Chapter 6: The News Media

Chapter 7: Interest Groups and Business Corporations
Chapter 8:
Social Movements
Chapter 9: Political Parties
Chapter 10: Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

 
PART IV: GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNING

 

Chapter 11: Congress
Chapter 12: The Presidency

Chapter 13: The Executive Branch
Chapter 14: The Courts

 

PART V: WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES

 

Chapter 15: Civil Liberties: The Struggle for Freedom

Chapter 16: Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality

Chapter 17: Domestic Policies

Chapter 18: Foreign Policy and National Defense


2. Full Table of Contents

 

PART I: INTRODUCTION: MAIN THEMES

 

1. Democracy and American Politics 

Democracy

| Can Government Do Anything Well? How Democratic Are We?

| Mapping American Politics: All the States Are Purple 

A Framework for Understanding How American Politics Works

| Using the Framework

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Candidate for Congress

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: How Do You Measure Freedom?

 

PART II: STRUCTURE

 

2. The Constitution

The American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence

The Articles of Confederation: The First Constitution

Factors Leading To the Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

| Mapping American Politics: Equal and Unequal Representation in the House and Senate

| Using the Framework

| By the Numbers: Did George W. Bush Really Win the 2000 Presidential Vote in Florida?

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Encouraging American Economic Development

The Struggle to Ratify the Constitution

The Changing Constitution, Democracy, and American Politics

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Founder

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

 

3. Federalism: States and Nation

Federalism as a System of Government

Federalism in the Constitution

The Evolution of American Federalism

| Can Government Do Anything Well? The Interstate Highway System

| Mapping American Politics: Federal Dollars: Which States Win and Which Ones Lose?

Fiscal Federalism

| Using the Framework

U.S. Federalism: Pro and Con                       

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Federal Judge

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

 

4. The Structural Foundations of American Government and Politics

America’s Population

| Using the Framework

America’s Economy

| By the Numbers: Is America Becoming More Unequal?

America in the World

America’s Political Culture

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Backing Research and Development

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLabSimulation: You Are a City Council Member

> MyPoliSciLabExplorer: Can You Get Ahead in America?

 

PART III: POLITICAL LINKAGE

 

5. Public Opinion

Democracy and Public Opinion

Measuring Public Opinion

Political Socialization: Learning Political Beliefs and Attitudes

How and Why People’s Political Attitudes Differ

The Contours of American Public Opinion: Are the People Fit to Rule?

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Regulating the Financial System

| Using the Democracy Standard

| Using the Framework

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Polling Consultant

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

 

6. The News Media

Roles of the News Media in Democracy

Mainstream and Nonmainstream News Media

How the Mainstream News Media Work

| By the Numbers: How Much Serious Crime Is There in the United States?

| Mapping American Politics: The Limited Geography of National News

Effects of the News Media on Politics

| Using the Framework

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Newspaper Editor

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

 

7. Interest Groups and Business Corporations

Interest Groups in a Democratic Society: Contrasting Views

The Universe of Interest Groups

| Can Government Do Anything Well? The Federal Minimum Wage

Why There Are So Many Interest Groups

What Interest Groups Do

| By the Numbers: Is There a Reliable Way To Evaluate the Performance of Your Representative in Congress?

Interest Groups, Corporations, and Inequality in American Politics

| Using the Framework

| Mapping American Politics: Fueling the American Driving Habit

Curing the Mischief of Factions

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Lobbyist

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Can Interest Groups Buy Public Policy?

 

8. Social Movements

What Are Social Movements?

Major Social Movements in the United States

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Old-Age Pensions in Social Security

| Mapping American Politics: Worldwide Demonstrations against the Invasion of Iraq

Social Movements in a Majoritarian Democracy

Factors That Encourage the Creation of Social Movements

| By the Numbers Just How Many People Were at That Demonstration?

Tactics of Social Movements

Why Some Social Movements Succeed and Others Do Not

| Using the Framework

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Social Movement Leader

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: How Are People Involved In Politics?

 

Chapter 9 Political Parties

The Role of Political Parties in a Democracy

The American Two-Party System

The Democratic and Republican Parties Today

| Mapping American Politics the Shifting Geography of the Parties

| Can Government Do Anything Well? FEMA and Disaster Relief

| Using the Framework

| By The Numbers Are You a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent?

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Voter

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Which Party Governs Better?

 

Chapter 10. Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

Elections and Democracy

The Unique Nature of American Elections

| Using the Framework

Voting In the United States

| By the Numbers: Is Voting Turnout Declining in the United States?

Who Votes?

Campaigning For Office

| Can Government Do Anything Well? The Environmental Protection Agency

Election Outcomes

| Mapping American Politics: Ad Buys and Battleground States

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Voting Registration Volunteer

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Votes And Who Doesn't?

 

PART IV: GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNING

 

Chapter 11. Congress

Constitutional Foundations of the Modern Congress

Representation and Democracy

| By the Numbers: Can Congressional Districts Be Drawn To Include Equal Numbers Of Voters, Yet Favor One Party Over The Other?

| Using the Framework

| Can Government Do Anything Well? How Congress Made Voting and Citizenship in America More Inclusive

How Congress Works

| Mapping American Politics: Majorities, Minorities, and Senate Filibusters

Legislative Responsibilities: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Legislative Oversight of the Executive Branch

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Consumer Advocate

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Can Congress Get Anything Done?

 

Chapter 12. The Presidency

The Expanding Presidency

| Can Government Do Anything Well?  The National Park System

The Powers and Roles of the President

| Using the Framework

The President’s Support System

The President and Congress: Perpetual Tug-Of-War

The President and the People: An Evolving Relationship

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLabSimulation: You Are a First-Term President

> MyPoliSciLabExplorer: What Influences The Presidents Public Approval?

 

Chapter 13. The Executive Branch

The American Bureaucracy: How Exceptional?

How the Executive Branch Is Organized

What Do Bureaucrats Do?

| Using the Framework

| Can Government Do Anything Well?  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Who Are The Bureaucrats?

Political and Governmental Influences on Bureaucratic Behavior

| Mapping American Politics: Tracking Where Homeland Security Dollars First Ended Up

Reforming the Federal Bureaucracy

| Using The Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are Head of FEMA

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Put The 'Big' In Big Government?

 

Chapter 14. The Courts

The Foundations of Judicial Power

The U.S. Court System: Organization and Jurisdiction

Appointment to the Federal Bench

The Supreme Court in Action

The Supreme Court as a National Policymaker

| Can Government Do Anything Well?

| Using the Framework

Outside Influences on the Court

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Supreme Court Clerk

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Who Are The Activist Judges?

 

PART V: WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES

 

Chapter 15 Civil Liberties: The Struggle for Freedom

Civil Liberties in the Constitution

Rights and Liberties in the Nineteenth Century

Nationalization of the Bill of Rights

| Mapping American Politics: Violent Crime and the Death Penalty

| Using the Framework

Civil Liberties and Terrorism

| Can Government Do Anything Well? The Patriot Act and Protecting Citizens against Terrorist Attacks

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Police Officer

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

 

Chapter 16. Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality

Civil Rights before the Twentieth Century

The Contemporary Status of Civil Rights for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Making “Equal Protection” a Reality

The Contemporary Status of Civil Rights for Women

| Using the Framework

| Mapping American Politics: Comparing Women’s Progress

Broadening the Civil Rights Umbrella

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Mayor

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

 

Chapter 17. Domestic Policies

Why Does the Federal Government Do So Much?   

Economic Policies

Safety Net Programs

| By the Numbers How Many Americans Are Poor?

| Using the Framework

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Enhancing the Nutritional Well-Being of Poor Children

| Using the Democracy Standard

> MyPoliSciLab Video Series

> MyPoliSciLab Simulation: You Are a Federal Reserve Chair

> MyPoliSciLab Explorer: Is Health Care a Public Good

 

Chapter 18. Foreign Policy and National Defense

Foreign Policy and Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms?

The United States as a Superpower

| Can Government Do Anything Well? Providing Health Care for Veterans

Problems of the Post–Cold War World

Who Makes Foreign Policy?

| By the Numbers: How Much Do Rich Countries Help Poor Countries Develop?

| Using the Framework

| Using the Democracy Standard

> 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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