The American Democracy
Table of Contents

Interested in seeing the entire table of contents?

Program Details

Preface xvii | Supplements Package xxi | Acknowledgments xxii

PART 1 Foundations

  1. Political Thinking and Political Culture: Becoming a Responsible Citizen
  2. Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
  3. Federalism: Forging a Nation
  4. Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
  5. Equal Rights: Struggling toward Fairness

    PART 2 Mass Politics

  6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice
  7. Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will
  8. Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice
  9. Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
  10. The News Media: Communicating Political Images

    PART 3 Governing Institutions

  11. Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
  12. The Presidency: Leading the Nation
  13. The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government
  14. The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law

    PART 4 Public Policy

  15. Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity
  16. Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need
  17. Foreign Policy: Protecting the American Way
  18. State and Local Politics: Maintaining Our Differences