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Keeping the Republic
Power and Citizenship in American Politics

Ninth Edition
Experience with SAGE edge


January 2019 | 760 pages | CQ Press
 
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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