American government: institutions and policies, Volume 1

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D.C. Heath, 1989 - Political Science - 731 pages
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This is a somewhat standard text, at the college level, for AP high school government classes. It has been updated a number of times to keep it current, the last edition came out after 9/11. The ... Read full review

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Contents

PART ONE THE AMERICAN SYSTEM
4
The Constitution
16
The Problem of Liberty 17 The Constitutional Convention 22
40
Federalism
46
Governmental Structure 47 The Founding 51 The Debate on
64
American Political Culture
73
Political Culture 75 Comparing America with Other Nations
79
Political System 79 Economic System 82 The Sources of Political
88
The Bureaucracy
358
The Judiciary
388
PART FOUR THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC POLICY
420
Economic Policy
448
Social Welfare
470
Civil Rights
513
Foreign Policy
540
Cleavages among ForeignPolicy Elites 558 Elite Interests
564

PART TWO OPINIONS INTERESTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
94
Political Parties
139
PartiesHere and Abroad 140 The Rise and Decline of the Political
163
Elections and Campaigns
172
Interest Groups
209
Explaining Proliferation 210 The Birth of Interest Groups 211 Kinds
219
Funds for Interest Groups 222 The Problem of Bias 223
236
PART THREE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
264
PART FIVE THE NATURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
588
PART SIX STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
616
Appendix
18
The Constitution of the United States
45
The Federalist No 10
25
Glossary
39
References A 50
57
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