American Democracy Now, Essentials https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260164659.jpeg 6 2019 9781260164657 American Democracy Now engages students in American Politics through relevant content and supportive digital tools that enrich and reinforce learning. Accessible to students at all levels, the narrative is brought to life through compelling features, such as an abundance of rich visuals and graphics and the Then, Now, Next framework, helping students gain a comprehensive understanding of American government yesterday, through the proven tools of today, to become the political thinkers of tomorrow. **Available exclusively through McGraw-Hill Create®, The Comparative Governance Collection, edited by Paulette Kurzer, is an online collection that provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of some of the world’s most diverse political structures and practices. Go to http://create.mheducation.com/compgov/ to browse and select your content.
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American Democracy Now, Essentials

American Democracy Now, Essentials, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1260164659 | ISBN13: 9781260164657
By Brigid Harrison, Jean Harris

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American Democracy Now engages students in American Politics through relevant content and supportive digital tools that enrich and reinforce learning. Accessible to students at all levels, the narrative is brought to life through compelling features, such as an abundance of rich visuals and graphics and the Then, Now, Next framework, helping students gain a comprehensive understanding of American government yesterday, through the proven tools of today, to become the political thinkers of tomorrow. **Available exclusively through McGraw-Hill Create®, The Comparative Governance Collection, edited by Paulette Kurzer, is an online collection that provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of some of the world’s most diverse political structures and practices. Go to http://create.mheducation.com/compgov/ to browse and select your content.

Chapter 1. People, Politics, and Participation
Chapter 2. The Constitution
Chapter 3. Federalism
Chapter 4. Civil Liberties
Chapter 5. Civil Rights
Chapter 6. Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Chapter 7. Interest Groups
Chapter 8. Political Parties
Chapter 9. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
Chapter 10. The Media
Chapter 11. Politics and Technology
Chapter 12. Congress
Chapter 13. The Presidency
Chapter 14. The Bureaucracy
Chapter 15. The Judiciary


ONLINE Chapter 19. State and Local Government


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About the Author

Brigid Harrison

BRIGID CALLAHAN HARRISON specializes in the civic engagement and political participation of Americans, especially the Millennial generation and Generation Z, the U.S. Congress, and the presidency. Brigid has taught American government for 25 years at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She takes particular pride in creating a learning experience in the classroom that shapes students’ lifelong understanding of American politics, sharpens their critical thinking about American government, and encourages their participation in civic life. She enjoys supervising student internships in political campaigns and government and is a frequent commentator in print and electronic media on national and New Jersey politics. She is past president of the New Jersey Political Science Association and of the National Women’s Caucus for Political Science. She received her B.A. from Stockton University; her M.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and her Ph.D. from Temple University. Harrison lives in Longport, New Jersey, with her husband, Paul Meilak, a retired New York City police detective. She has three children: Caroline (26), Alexandra (20), and John (18). Born and raised in New Jersey, Harrison is a fan of Bruce Springsteen and in her spare time, she enjoys reading on the beach, traveling, cycling, and binge-watching political thrillers on Netflix. Like her on Facebook at Brigid Callahan Harrison, and follow her on Twitter @BriCalHar.

Jean Harris

JEAN WAHL HARRIS’S research interests include political socialization and engagement, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and the gendered nature and effects of U.S. politics. Jean has taught introductory courses in local, state, and national government and upper-level courses in public administration, public policy, and judicial politics for the Political Science Department at the University of Scranton for 33 years. She is also a founding mother and former director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the university. Since 2012, Jean has coordinated the university’s Ready to Run Northeastern Pennsylvania program, which educates women about why it’s important to have more women in government and how to run for office. In her academic career and her community service, Jean seeks to cultivate a high sense of political efficacy in everyone she encounters, empowering and inspiring them to engage in community, state, national, and/or international politics. Jean earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. In 1994, the University of Scranton named her its CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) professor of the year. She was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow during the 2007–2008 academic year. Jean lives in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Michael. She enjoys reading on her deck overlooking the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania and the benefits of Michael’s gardens.

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