America at Odds

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Cengage Learning, Jul 20, 2005 - Political Science - 528 pages
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Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, topical organization, and economical length, AMERICA AT ODDS explores the current conflicts that truly define America as a nation while involving students in discussion and debate. The engaging content and pedagogical features throughout AMERICA AT ODDS support two main goals of the text: to encourage students to read about American politics and government and to participate in the political system. In every chapter of the text, the foundations and systems of political history, behavior, institutions, and policy are presented within the framework of issues oriented debate, making AMERICA AT ODDS truly unique as an approach to teaching the Introduction to American Government course.
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Contents

America in the TwentyFirst Century
1
The Constitution
21
Federalism
49
Civil Liberties
73
Civil Rights
101
Interest Groups
127
Political Parties
149
Public Opinion and Voting
171
Foreign Policy
365
State and Local Politics
395
The Constitution of the United States
417
The Declaration of Independence
425
Supreme Court Justices Since 1900
427
Party Control of Congress Since 1900
431
Information on US Presidents
432
Federalist Papers No 10 and No 51
435

Campaigns and Elections
195
Politics and the Media
215
Congress
237
The Presidency
265
The Bureaucracy
293
The Judiciary
317
Domestic Policy
343
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
441
Spanish Equivalents for Important Political Terms
443
Notes
449
Glossary
455
Index
469
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Edward Sidlow is professor of political science at Eastern Michigan University, and is also EMU's Faculty Representative to the NCAA. Sidlow received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1979. He teaches broadly in the area of American politics, and has published two books on Congress in addition to numerous articles in professional journals. Prior to his work at EMU, Sidlow served on the faculties of Arizona State University, Miami (OH) University, and Northwestern University, and was an academic administrator at Loyola University Chicago. He has won awards for outstanding teaching at Miami, Northwestern, and EMU, and is often called upon by print and electronic media for political analysis.

Beth Henschen received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, and was a faculty member in the departments of political science at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago before joining the faculty at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches courses in American government, judicial politics, and civil rights and liberties, and has been the recipient of several awards for teaching excellence. Her articles have appeared in numerous professional journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Politics Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Judicature, Policy Studies Review, and Political Research Quarterly.

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