American Government, 14th edition

  • Walter E. Volkomer

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Overview

American Government provides a concise overview of the American political system and its institutions using the Constitution as a backdrop and touchstone in every chapter. Concentrating on the most significant issues necessary to understanding American government, the text is free of ideological and political bias.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137558414

Subject: Political Science

Category: American Government

Table of contents

I: THE FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT
1. Politics, Democracy, and the American People
2. From Colonialism to Constitutionalism
- The Constitution of the United States of America (Annotated).
- Amendments to the Constitution (Annotated).
3. The Federal System

II: POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
4. Public Opinion and the Mass Media
5. Political Parties and Interest Groups
6. Nominations and Elections

III: THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
7. Congress
8. The Chief Executive
9. The Federal Bureaucracy
10. The Judiciary

IV: THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL
11. Civil Liberties
12. Civil Rights

V: PUBLIC POLICY
13. Public Policy - What Government Does
14. Foreign Policy

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