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Government by the people : national, state, and local version /
James MacGregor Burns ... [et al.].
edition
17th ed.
imprint
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1998.
description
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
ISBN
0132871785
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1998.
isbn
0132871785
general note
Colored maps of The United States, a political map and Washington, centers of decision and landmarks on endpapers.
catalogue key
3208845
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Table of Contents
Constitutional Democracyp. 1
The Living Constitutionp. 25
American Federalismp. 53
First Amendment Rightsp. 81
Equal Rights under the Lawp. 113
Rights to Life, Liberty, and Propertyp. 145
Political Culture and Ideologyp. 171
The American Political Landscapep. 199
Interest Groups: The Politics of Influencep. 223
Political Parties: Essential to Democracyp. 251
Public Opinion, Participation, and Votingp. 279
Campaigns and Elections: Democracy in Actionp. 303
The Media and American Politicsp. 333
Congress: The People's Branchp. 357
The Presidency: The Leadership Branchp. 389
The Judiciary: The Balancing Branchp. 419
The Bureaucracy: The Real Power?p. 447
Making Economic Policyp. 475
Making Regulatory Policyp. 501
Making Social Policyp. 525
Making Foreign and Defense Policyp. 555
State and Local Politics: Who Governs?p. 581
State Constitutions: Charters or Straitjackets?p. 597
Parties and Elections in the Statesp. 611
State Legislaturesp. 631
State Governorsp. 653
Judges and Justice in the Statesp. 673
Local Governments and Metropoliticsp. 693
Making State and Local Policyp. 719
Staffing and Financing State and Local Governmentsp. 745
Epilogue: The Democratic Faithp. 791
The Declaration of Independencep. A-1
The Federalist, No. 10p. A-2
The Federalist, No. 51p. A-5
The Federalist, No. 78p. A-6
Presidential Election Resultsp. A-9
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