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Keeping the Republic Brief - Vantage Digital Option
Power and Citizenship in American Politics - Brief Edition

Eighth Edition


June 2019 | CQ Press

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About Keeping the Republic, Eighth Brief Edition 

Keeping the Republic draws students into the study of American politics, showing them how to think critically about “who gets what, and how” while exploring the twin themes of power and citizenship. Students are pushed to consider how and why institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in American politics, and to be savvy consumers of political information. 

The thoroughly updated Eighth Edition considers how a major component of power is who controls the information, how it is assembled into narratives, and whether we come to recognize fact from fiction. Citizens now have unprecedented access to power – the ability to create and share their own narratives – while simultaneously being even more vulnerable to those trying to shape their views. The political landscape of today gives us new ways to keep the republic, and some high-tech ways to lose it. 

Carefully condensed from the full version by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition gives your students all the continuity and crucial content, in a more concise, value-oriented package.

 
Preface
 
To the Student
 
1 POWER AND CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICAN POLITICS
What Is Politics?

 
Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenship

 
Democracy in America

 
Who Is a Citizen and Who Is Not?

 
What Do American Citizens Believe?

 
How to Use the Themes and Features in This Book

 
Citizenship and Politics

 
 
2 THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING
The Split From England

 
The Articles of Confederation

 
The Constitutional Convention

 
The Constitution

 
Ratification

 
Citizenship and the Founding

 
 
3 FEDERALISM
What Is Federalism?

 
American Federalism Over Time

 
Federalism Today

 
Citizenship and Federalism

 
 
4 FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN LIBERTIES
Rights in a Democracy

 
The Bill of Rights and the States

 
Freedom of Religion

 
Freedom of Expression

 
The Right to Bear Arms

 
The Rights of Criminal Defendants

 
The Right to Privacy

 
Citizenship and Civil Liberties

 
 
5 THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
The Meaning of Political Inequality

 
Rights Denied on the Basis of Race: African Americans

 
Rights Denied on the Basis of Other Racial and Ethnic Identities

 
Rights Denied on the Basis of Gender

 
Rights Denied on Other Bases

 
Citizenship and Civil Rights Todat

 
 
6 CONGRESS
Understanding Congress

 
Congressional Powers and Responsibilities

 
Congressional Elections

 
Congressional Organization

 
How Congress Works

 
Citizenship and Congress

 
 
7 THE PRESIDENCY
The Presidential Job Description

 
The Evolution of American Presidency

 
Presidential Politics

 
Managing the Presidential Establishment

 
The Presidential Personality

 
Citizenship and the President

 
 
8 THE BUREAUCRACY
What Is Bureaucracy?

 
The American Federal Bureaucracy

 
Politics Inside the Bureaucracy

 
External Bureaucratic Politics

 
Citizenship and the Bureaucracy

 
 
9 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

 
Citizenship and the Courts

 
 
10 PUBLIC OPINION
The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy

 
Citizen Values

 
What Influences Our Opinions About Politics?

 
Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion

 
Citizenship and Public Opinion

 
 
11 PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS
What Are Political Parties?

 
The American Party System

 
The Roles, Formation, and Types of Interest Groups

 
Interest Group Politics

 
Interest Group Resources

 
Citizenship and Political Groups

 
 
12 VOTING, CAMPAIGNS, AND ELECTIONS
Exercising the Right to Vote in America

 
How America Decides

 
Presidential Campaigns

 
Citizenship and Elections

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

 
How Does Media Ownership Affect Control of the Narrative?

 
Spinning Political Narratives

 
Politics as Public Relations

 
Citizenship and the Media

 
 
14 DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY
Making Public Policy

 
Social Policy

 
Economic Policy

 
Foreign Policy

 
Citizenship and Policy

 
Appendix Material

 
Articles of Confederation

 
Declaration of Independence

 
Constitution of the United States

 
 
Notes
 
Glossary
 
Index

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KEY FEATURES OF KEEPING THE REPUBLIC, EIGHTH BRIEF EDITION

  • Up-to-date 2018 midterm election coverage and analysis, particularly in the chapters on Congress, the Presidency, and Political Parties, provide students with a current snapshot of the results and an overview of the bipartisan battle for control.
  • New What’s at Stake? features examine such topics as the activism of the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, the import of party control of Congress, the conflict between corporate and small-scale growers over organic farming, the effect of rolling back regulations, the threat of nuclear weapons, the consequences of overturning executive action on climate change, the impact of popular referenda, and Donald Trump’s presidency. Nearly all the other chapters’ “What’s at Stake?” features have been revised and updated with the latest information and news.
  • New Don’t Be Fooled By… boxes discuss big data and parody news sites. Nearly all other features have been revised an updated with the latest information and news.
  • New Profiles in Citizenship interviews feature former third-party presidential candidate Evan McMullin, former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, political commentator Nicole Wallace, and Senators Tammy Duckworth and Jeff Flake.
  • Updated and revised The Big Picture and Snapshot of America graphics include the latest information and data.
  • New and relevant scholarship, data, examples, and photos are included throughout.
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