The Challenge of Democracy: Government in America

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Cengage Learning, Dec 27, 2006 - Political Science - 768 pages
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This best-selling, mainstream American government text is both a comprehensive introduction and a complete program, with the print text and ancillaries carefully crafted to work together to benefit both instructor and student. The Ninth Edition maintains its highly acclaimed, non-ideological framework, exploring three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism vs. pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, and data and current discussions on such topics as the 2006 Congressional election, the Bush administration, campaign finance reform, Hurricane Katrina and FEMA, immigration policy, MEDICARE, and more.Continuing to offer leading-edge technology for teaching and learning, the program now offers course content in Eduspace, Blackboard, and WebCT formats. Additional media tools include the new In Our Own Words feature--downloadable chapter overviews in MP3 format narrated by the authors--and marginal references to the award-winning site, IDEAlog.org.
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Contents

A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing
11
ComparedwithWhat? Chapter 1 The Importance of Order and Freedom in Other Nations
13
Two Dilemmas of Government
18
American Political Ideologies and
24
Democracy
35
The Global Trend Toward Democracy
45
Satisfaction with Democracy in Thirteen Nations
48
Foundations of American Government
51
The Expansion of Presidential Power
362
The Vice President
369
The President as National Leader
380
Presidents and Prime Ministers
384
The President as World Leader
387
The Bureaucracy
392
State
395
Not So Big by Comparison
397

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Britains Bill of Rights
74
Federalism and Electoral Politics
113
Federalism and the International System
119
IraqiStyle Federalism
121
Linking People with Government
124
of Democracy
127
Stability of the Distribution
134
Social Groups and Political Values
141
From Values to Ideology
148
Opinions on a World Without Saddam Hussein
154
Summary
156
Top Thirty Nations in Internet Penetration
166
Private Ownership of the Media
167
Functions of the Mass Media for
174
Evaluating the Media in Government
185
Democracy and Political Participation
192
Unconventional Participation in America and
198
Popular Participation in Politics
200
Making Public Policy
211
Voter Turnout in European and American Elections Since 1945
213
over the North?
217
Participation and the Models
223
Only Two to Tangle
229
A History of U S Party Politics
231
The American TwoParty System
241
The Voters Burden in the United States and Canada
262
Interest Groups
296
How Interest Groups Form
303
Lobbying Tactics
313
Is the System Biased?
319
Pluralism Worldwide
320
Institutions of Government
326
Women in Legislatures
334
How Issues Get on the Congressional
337
Congress
340
The Legislative Environment
349
Pluralism Majoritarianism
355
The Presidency
358
Bureaus and Bureaucrats
402
Informal
409
Summary
418
The Courts
419
The Many Ways of Judicial Review
426
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
455
Americans Stand Alone on Religion
460
SUMMARY
490
Equality and Civil Rights
492
The Dismantling of School Segregation
497
Civil Rights for Other Minorities
506
The Womens
516
How India Struggles with Affirmative Action
524
SUMMARY
526
Making Public Policy
528
European Youth Say Throw the Book at Drug Dealers Treat Users
533
and Death
538
Fragmentation and Coordination
545
Summary
553
Economic Policy
554
Public Policy and the Budget
566
Tax Burdens in Thirty Countries
573
Taxing Spending and Economic Equality
578
Summary
584
Domestic Policy
586
Social Security
593
Health Care
604
Health Spending and Its Possible Effects
606
Elementary and Secondary Education
611
Global Policy
616
Context
619
Disapproval of Bushs Foreign Policy and U S Global Leadership
635
The Public and Global Policy
643
Glossary A13
13
Looking to the Future Chapter 4 Water Wars Among the States? 108
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Index of References A59
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Index A67
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About the author (2006)

Kenneth Janda (Ph.D., Indiana, 1961) is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published extensively in the areas of political science, research methodology, and the use of computer technology in political science. In 2000 he won the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2009 he received the APSA's Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the Association.

Jeffrey M. Berry (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His books include THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1993) and THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999). He is twice the recipient of the Leon Epstein Award, first for his book A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2003) and more recently for LOBBYING AND POLICY CHANGE (2009). He is also the recipient of the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association.

Jerry Goldman (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is professor of political science at Northwestern University. His research interests are judicial politics, constitutional law, and information technology and politics, and he is the creator of The OYEZ Project, a public archive devoted to the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received many awards, including the American Bar Foundation's Silver Gavel for increasing the public's understanding of law, and the Roman & Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation.

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