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Loose Leaf for AM GOV 2017-2018

Loose Leaf for AM GOV 2017-2018

5th Edition
By Joseph Losco and Ralph Baker
ISBN10: 1259444937
ISBN13: 9781259444937
Copyright: 2017
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Chapter 1: Citizenship: In Our Changing Democracy
Chapter 2: The Constitution:The Foundation of Citizens’ Rights
Chapter 3: Federalism: Citizenshipand the Dispersal of Power
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Citizens' Rights versus Security
Chapter 5: Civil Rights: Toward a More Equal Citizenry
Chapter 6: Public Opinion
Chapter 7: Political Participation: Equal Opportunities and Unequal Voices
Chapter 8: Interest Groups in America
Chapter 9: Parties and Political Campaigns: Putting Democracy into Action

Chapter 10: Media: Tuning in or Tuning Out
Chapter 11: Congress: Doing the People’s Business
Chapter 12: The Presidency: Power and Paradox
Chapter 13: Bureaucracy: Citizens as Owners and Consumers
Chapter 14: The Courts: Judicial Power in a Democratic Setting
Chapter 15: Public Policy: Responding to Citizens
Chapter 16: Foreign and Defense Policy: Protecting American Interests inthe World

About the Author

Joseph Losco

Joseph Losco is professor emeritus of political science atBall State University, director emeritus of the Bowen Center for PublicAffairs, and currently adjunct professor of political science at LoyolaUniversity of Chicago. He teaches courses in political theory and Americangovernment. Losco has published in the areas of public policy and politicaltheory. His publications include Political Theory: Classic and ContemporaryReadings (Oxford University Press) and Human Nature and Politics, co-editedwith Albert Somit (JAI Press). At the Bowen Center, Losco founded and directedthe annual Hoosier Survey of public opinion and shared responsibility for theVoting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP), which conducts voting systemstudies for the Indiana secretary of state. His research has been funded bygrants from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Election AssistanceCommission. He serves as consultant to VSTOP and as an expert in voting systemtechnology. Losco received his B.A. and M.A. from Pennsylvania State Universityand his Ph.D. from Temple University. He has been married to his wife Marciafor over 40 years and has a son, Michael, who practices internationalarbitration law in New York City.

Ralph Baker

Ralph Baker is an adjunct professor of political science atthe State College of Florida, where he teaches Introduction to AmericanGovernment courses. Before moving to Florida, he was a political scienceprofessor at Ball State University, specializing in American government,constitutional law, constitutional liberties, judicial politics, criminaljustice policy, and media and politics. He attended Bradley University for hisundergraduate degree and the University of Illinois for his M.A. and Ph.D. Hiswife, Chris, serves as a source of inspiration and support every day and his daughters,Caryn, Ginny, and Bridget, make him proud in the way they conduct their lives.He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Criminal JusticeGame, Evaluating Alternative Law Enforcement Policies, Determinants of LawEnforcement Policies, State Policy Problems, and Women Government Officials inIndiana and articles concerning the Supreme Court, gender policy, the chillyclimate in academia, media and politics, and police professionalism. With JoeLosco, Baker produced over twenty political science videos, including TellyAward winners “The 1996 Campaign” and “The 2000 Campaign,” and Axiem Awardwinner “Case Studies in American Government.” At Ball State University, Bakerwon the Outstanding Teacher Award and served several terms as the president ofthe Indiana Political Science Association.


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Practice: Government

An educational game within Connect that is focused on the American political system. Two introductory missions are paired with auto-gradable and critical thinking questions that harness the power of “learning by doing”. Additional missions are available through mhpractice.com. Additional missions are available through mhpractice.com.

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