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Power and Citizenship in American Politics

Ninth Edition


January 2019 | CQ Press

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Preface
 
To the Student
 
1 POLITICS: WHO GETS WHAT, AND HOW?
What is Politics?

 
Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenship

 
Origins of Democracy in America

 
The Evolution of American Citizenship

 
Thinking Critically About American Politics

 
 
2 AMERICAN CITIZENS AND POLITICAL CULTURE
Who Is an American?

 
The Ideas That Unite Us

 
The Ideas That Divide Us

 
The Citizens and American Political Beliefs

 
 
3 POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING
Politics in the English Colonies

 
The Split From England

 
The Articles of Confederation

 
The Constitutional Convention

 
Ratification

 
The Citizens and the Founding

 
 
4 FEDERALISM AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
The Three Branches of Government

 
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

 
Federalism

 
Amending the Constitution

 
The Citizens and the Constitution

 
 
5 FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN LIBERTIES
Rights in a Democracy

 
The Bill of Rights and Incorporation

 
Freedom of Religion

 
Freedom of Expression

 
The Right to Bear Arms

 
The Rights of Criminal Defendants

 
The Right to Privacy

 
The Citizens and Civil Liberties

 
 
6 THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
The Meaning of Political Inequality

 
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race

 
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race and Ethnicity

 
Rights Denied on the Basis of Gender

 
Rights Denied on Other Bases

 
The Citizens and Civil Rights

 
 
7 CONGRESS
Understanding Congress

 
Congressional Powers and Responsibilities

 
Congressional Elections

 
Congressional Organization

 
How Congress Works

 
The Citizens and Congress

 
 
8 THE PRESIDENCY
The Presidential Job Description

 
The Evolution of the American Presidency

 
Presidential Politics

 
Managing the Presidential Establishment

 
The Presidential Personality

 
The Citizens and the Presidency

 
 
9 THE BUREAUCRACY
What Is Bureaucracy?

 
The American Federal Bureaucracy

 
Politics Inside the Bureaucracy

 
External Bureaucratic Politics

 
The Citizens and the Bureaucracy

 
 
10 THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE COURTS
Law and the American Legal System

 
Constitutional Provisions and the Development of Judicial Review

 
Federalism and the American Courts

 
The Supreme Court

 
The Citizens and the Courts

 
 
11 PUBLIC OPINION
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy

 
Citizen Values

 
What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?

 
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion

 
The Citizens and Public Opinion

 
 
12 POLITICAL PARTIES
Why Political Parties?

 
Do American Parties Offer Voters a Choice?

 
The History of Parties in America

 
What Do Parties Do?

 
Characteristics of the American Party System

 
The Citizens and Political Parties

 
 
13 INTEREST GROUPS
The Formation and Role of Interest Groups

 
Types of Interest Groups

 
Interest Group Politics

 
Interest Group Resources

 
The Citizens and Interest Groups

 
 
14 VOTING, CAMPAIGNS, AND ELECTIONS
Voting in a Democratic Society

 
Exercising the Right to Vote in America

 
How America Decides

 
Presidential Campaigns

 
The Citizens and Elections

 
 
15 MEDIA, POWER, AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
Where Do We Get Our Information?

 
How Does Media Ownership Affect Control of the Narrative?

 
Who Are the Journalists?

 
Spinning Political Narratives

 
The Citizens and the Media

 
 
16 SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Making Public Policy

 
The Case of Social Policy

 
The Case of Environmental Policy

 
The Citizens and Social Policy

 
 
17 ECONOMIC POLICY
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Economy

 
Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy

 
Economic Regulatory Policy

 
The Citizens and Economic Policy

 
 
18 FOREIGN POLICY
Understanding Foreign Policy

 
Who Makes American Foreign Policy?

 
How Do We Define a Foreign Policy Problem?

 
How Do We Solve Foreign Policy Problems?

 
American Foreign Policy Today

 
The Citizens and Foreign Policy

 
 
Appendix Material
 
Notes
 
Glossary
 
Index

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