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Overview

For courses in American Government

Examine how American democracy is developing
Revel™ The Struggle for Democracy
gives students the tools they need to decode the American political system, analyze its pieces, consider its linkages, and identify opportunities to make a difference. Taking a fresh approach to common American government topics, authors Edward Greenberg and Benjamin Page present a simple but powerful framework of evidence-based research to guide students to discover how government, politics, and the larger society are intertwined. Prompting students to make critical judgments about how well our government works, the authors pose the questions “How democratic are we?” and “Can government do anything well?” 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: INTRODUCTION: MAIN THEMES
1. Democracy and American Politics
 
PART II: STRUCTURE
2. The Constitution
3. Federalism: States and Nation
4. The Structural Foundations of American Government and Politics
 
PART III: POLITICAL LINKAGE
5. Public Opinion          
6. The News Media      
7. Interest Groups and Business Power             
8. Social Movements    
9. Political Parties         
10. Voting, Campaigns, and Elections    
 
PART IV: GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNING  
11. Congress  
12. The Presidency      
13. The Executive Branch         
14. The Courts
 
PART V: WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES
15. Civil Liberties: The Struggle for Freedom      
16. Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality          
17. Domestic Policies
18. Foreign and National Defense Policies

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