Government in America, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition / Edition 16 available in Paperback
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Government in America explores our government’s impact on the daily lives of Americans by focusing on public policy. Authors George Edwards and Martin Wattenberg 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? In order to boost student engagement with key concepts, the 2014 Elections and Updates Edition incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today’s headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data.
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About the Author
Martin P. Wattenberg teaches courses on American politics at the University of California, Irvine. His first regular paying job was with the Washington Redskins, from which he moved on to receive a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Is Voting for Young People?, which examines the role of young people in elections today. His research also encompasses how elections in the United States compare to those in other established democracies.
Table of ContentsPART I: CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS
1. Introducing Government in America
2. The Constitution
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
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