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Keeping the Republic
Power and Citizenship in American Politics

Tenth Edition


January 2021 | 744 pages | CQ Press

Keeping the Republic gives students the power to

  • examine the narrative of what's going on in American politics,
  • distinguish fact from fiction and balance from bias, and
  • influence the message through informed citizenship.
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.

The thoroughly updated Tenth Edition considers the influences of today’s technology and social media on politics and civic engagement. With the communication of ideas and information easier than ever, it’s increasingly challenging to filter through all the voices and biases to assess the facts and find balance. Throughout the text and its features, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright show students how to effectively apply the critical thinking skills they develop to the political information they encounter every day. Students are challenged to deconstruct prevailing political narratives and effectively harness the political power of the information age for themselves.

New content analyzes not only the 2020 election results and Supreme Court rulings, but also examines the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, political outsiders in campaigns and party nominations, the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the presidency of Donald Trump. With students living through one of the most challenging periods in American life, Keeping the Republic, Tenth Edition, is there to be a much-needed resource to help them make sense of politics in America today and become savvy consumers of political information.

This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo.
  • Digital Option / Courseware
    SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class.
    • Assignable Video with Assessment
      Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now.

  • LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.
  • CQ Press Lecture Spark: Designed to save you time and ignite student engagement, these free weekly lecture launchers focus on current event topics tied to key concepts in American Government. Access this week’s topic.

 
Chapter 1: Politics: Who Gets What, and How?
 
Chapter 2: American Citizens and Political Culture
 
Chapter 3: Politics of the American Founding
 
Chapter 4: Federalism and the U.S. Constitution
 
Chapter 5: Fundamental American Liberties
 
Chapter 6: The Struggle for Equal Rights
 
Chapter 7: Congress
 
Chapter 8: The Presidency
 
Chapter 9: The Bureaucracy
 
Chapter 10: The American Legal System and the Courts
 
Chapter 11: Public Opinion
 
Chapter 12: Political Parties
 
Chapter 13: Interest Groups
 
Chapter 14: Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
 
Chapter 15: Media, Power, and Political Communication
 
Chapter 16: Social and Environmental Policy
 
Chapter 17: Economic Policy
 
Chapter 18: Foreign Policy

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Student Study Site
edge.sagepub.com/barbour10e

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class.
  • A revitalization of the book’s theme reflects the influences of modern technology on power and citizenship, in particular the ways that citizenship is mediated by third parties. Integrated throughout the book, the theme encourages students to look at the ways that controlling the political narrative has translated into political power and how that power has shifted with the advent of new and social media.
  • New What’s at Stake . . . ? vignettes introduce students to topics such as the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, the continued rise of the alt right and the Make America Great Again movement, the impact of political outsiders on the nomination process and parties, what happens when the federal government lacks the will or the ability to address national problems like the pandemic, and the unusual presidency of Donald Trump.
  • Up-to-date 2020 election coverage and analysis, particularly in the chapters on Congress, the presidency, public opinion, political parties, and campaigns and elections, provide students with a current snapshot of the results.
    Updated throughout to account for recent developments including:
    • Congress’ impeachment proceedings against the president in 2019 and his acquittal in early February 2020;
    • The impact of COVID-19 in the United States and across the world, including: the politicization of masks, unemployment and government subsidies to stimulate the economy, virtual Party conventions, its impact on voting, and what happens when the federal government lacks the will or ability to address national problems;
    • The impact of political outsiders on the presidency, the White House, and our bureaucracy;
    • The rise of both the Black Lives Matter and Make America Great Again movements, especially in light of political polarization, mass movements, and social unrest;
    • The repeal of Obama-era climate change initiatives and treaties in an effort to protect coal and fossil fuel industries in the face of more dramatic weather events and rising temperatures.
KEY FEATURES:
  • SAGE course outcomes help you track and measure student success. Crafted with specific course outcomes in mind and vetted by advisors in the field, SAGE course outcomes clearly define and benchmark the knowledge and skills students are expected to achieve upon completion of your course. See how outcomes tie in with this book’s chapter-level objectives.  
  • Don’t Be Fooled By… boxes discuss big data and parody news sites.
  • CLUES to Critical Thinking boxes teach students to think carefully about the news of the day.
  • The Power & Citizenship themes emphasize politics as not just a struggle over who gets power and resources in society, but also over who gets to control the narrative that defines that struggle.
  • The Big Picture graphics present rich, poster-worthy infographic displays that focus on a key element that grabs students’ attention and broadens their understanding of big processes, big concepts, and big data.
  • Snapshot of America graphics focus on demographics and invite students to explore the connections between data and politics and help them to understand the meaning behind the numbers.
  • In Your Own Words goals at the start of each chapter provide learning objectives to help students organize chapter material as they read. These goals are reinforced in the “Who, What, How” summary at the end of every chapter.
  • What’s at Stake features push students to consider people’s struggle with our system of government–what the people in our society need, and how the rules effect the outcome of that struggle.
  • Profiles in Citizenship—interviews conducted by the authors with many of today’s prominent movers and shakers—demonstrate the variety of ways students can enter public life and make a difference.
  • Chapter-ending resources offer a more contextual learning experience including student Review sections with chapter summaries and key terms as well as the CLUES to Critical Thinking exercises..

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