Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

This volume focuses on elections and their repercussions as a way of understanding the US political system. The text is updated through to the 2000 Presidential election. It includes: "democratic dilemma" boxes which present the pros and cons of a particular issue, engaging students and challenging them to think analytically; critical thinking questions; "concept checks" or summaries of major sections; Web Links at the end of each chapter; students are also referred to interactive simulations and activities on the website; "election connection" boxes which concentrate on electoral forces; "windows on the past" boxes that highlight and expand on historical material in the text; and "International Comparison" boxes which compare a feature of American government to a similar feature in other countries, giving students a better understanding of the strengths and limitations of American democracy.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Part I The foundations of the new American democracy: democracy in America; establishing a constitutional democracy; federalism - division of power among national, state and local governments; America - unity amidst diversity. Part II The ingredients of the new American democracy: public opinion; individual participation; interest group participation; political parties; the media. Part III Campaigns and elections: electing the president; electing the congress. Part IV The government: the congress and its work; the presidency - powers and practice; the bureaucracy; the courts. Part V Civil liberties and civil rights: civil liberties; civil rights. Part VI Public policy: domestic policy; economic policy - prosperity, deficits, and taxes; foreign and defense policy.

Look for similar items by category
This title is unavailable for purchase as none of our regular suppliers have stock available. If you are the publisher, author or distributor for this item, please visit this link.
Back to top