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For courses in American Government

Learn how American politics affects public policy
Revel™ Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy
takes a public-policy approach to show how politics influences the policies that governments produce. Authors George Edwards, Martin Wattenberg, and William Howell provide a framework for students to understand the difficult questions that decision makers of both political parties are facing: how should we govern and what should government do? By emphasizing the scope of government — the key issue in American politics today — the authors help students see how politics matters in their own lives. The 2018 Elections and Updates Edition offers new narrative coverage of the major issues from today’s headlines including the 2018 midterm elections, recent policy under the Trump administration, and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. Before purchasing, check with your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN. Revel access is title-specific and edition-specific and is not transferable. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS
1. Introducing Government in America
2. The Constitution
3. Federalism
4. Civil Liberties and Public Policy
5. Civil Rights and Public Policy
 
PART II: PEOPLE AND POLITICS
6. Public Opinion and Political Action
7. The Mass Media and the Political Agenda
8. Political Parties
9. Campaigns and Voting Behavior
10. Interest Groups
 
PART III: THE POLICYMAKERS
11. Congress
12. The Presidency
13. The Budget: The Politics of Taxing and Spending
14. The Federal Bureaucracy
15. The Federal Courts
 
PART IV: POLICIES
16. Economic and Social Welfare Policymaking
17. Policymaking for Health Care, the Environment, and Energy
18. National Security Policymaking

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