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- Full title: American Government and Politics Today, 19th Edition
- Edition: 19th
- Copyright year: 2022
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Lynne E. Ford; Barbara A. Bardes; Steffen W. Schmidt
- ISBN: 9780357459027, 9780357459027
- Format: PDF
Description of American Government and Politics Today, 19th Edition:
Ford/Bardes/Schmidt/Shelley’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY equips you with the knowledge to make informed choices and the tools to play an active role in the decision-making process in your community. Completely up to date, the 19th edition covers the 2020 primary and general elections, COVID-19, civil liberties in quarantine, climate change, gun violence, race and gender dynamics, migration and immigration, and social media’s prominent role in politics. The text also explores the roots of political polarization, its impact on civil discourse and shared governance, and the consequences when our divisions prevent us from solving public problems. Engaging examples of politics, politicians and policies bring chapter concepts to life, while “”Politics in Practice”” features provide an up-close view of people taking political action — and also suggest ways for you to get involved.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of American Government and Politics Today, 19th Edition PDF ebook:
Brief ContentsDetailed ContentsA Letter to InstructorsA Letter to StudentsMindTapResourcesAcknowledgmentsReviewersAbout the AuthorsCareer Opportunities: Political ScienceChapter 1: One Republic-A Divided CountryWhat if Today’s problems are too big for any government to solve?Politics and GovernmentBeyond Our Borders: The Rapid Rise of Global MigrationWhy Choose Democracy?Election 2020Who Really Rules in America?Politics in Practice: Climate Consciousness and Greta Thunberg: The Politics of Climate AngerThe Challenge of ChangeChapter 2: The ConstitutionWhat if The Constitutional Qualification for President Dropped “Natural Born”?The Colonial BackgroundThe Colonial ResponseDeclaring IndependenceThe Articles of Confederation: The First Form of GovernmentPolitics in Practice: Alexander Hamilton on BroadwayThe Difficult Road to RatificationBeyond Our Borders: What Makes a Constitution?Altering the Constitution: The Formal Amendment ProcessElection 2020Informal Methods of Constitutional ChangeChapter 3: FederalismWhat if What if Roe v. Wade Were Overturned?Three Systems of GovernmentWhy Federalism?The Constitutional Basis for American FederalismPolitics in Practice: Is the Water Safe to Drink? Federalism and the Politics of WaterBeyond Our Borders: The Future of the European Union in a Post-Brexit WorldDefining Constitutional Powers-The Early YearsStates’ Rights and the Resort to Civil WarThe Continuing Dispute Over the Division of PowerThe Politics of FederalismElection 2020Federalism and the Supreme Court TodayChapter 4: Civil LibertiesWhat if The Proliferation of Conscience-Clause Laws Undermines Your Civil Liberties?Civil Liberties and the Bill of RightsFreedom of ReligionFreedom of ExpressionPolitics in Practice: “Stay at Home”: Civil Liberties Versus the Coronavirus PandemicElection 2020Freedom of the PressBeyond Our Borders: Pro-Democracy Protests and the Future of Hong KongThe Right to Assemble and to Petition the GovernmentMore Liberties Under Scrutiny: Matters of PrivacyThe Great Balancing Act: The Rights of the Accused Versus the Rights of SocietyThe Death PenaltyChapter 5: Civil RightsWhat if Birthright Citizenship Were Repealed?African Americans and the Consequences of Slavery in the United StatesThe Civil Rights MovementThe Escalation of the Civil Rights MovementWomen’s Campaign for Equal RightsBeyond Our Borders: Gender Equality Comes of Age: Finland’s All Female GovernmentGender-Based Discrimination in the WorkplaceImmigration, Latinos, and Civil RightsElection 2020Affirmative ActionPolitics in Practice: Race @ College-Student Anger and ActivismMaking Amends for Past Discrimination Through ReparationsSecuring Rights for Persons With DisabilitiesThe Rights and Status of the LGBTQ+ CommunityChapter 6: Public Opinion and Political SocializationWhat if Young People Were Required to Serve?Defining Public OpinionHow Public Opinion Is Formed: Political SocializationPolitics in Practice: Being First Lady Is the Second Hardest Job in the CountryBeyond Our Borders: World Opinion of the United StatesPolitical Preferences and Voting BehaviorElection 2020Measuring Public OpinionChapter 7: Interest GroupsWhat if The freedom to organize was regulated by government?Interest Groups: A Natural PhenomenonWhy Do Americans Join Interest Groups?Types of Interest GroupsPolitics in Practice: Students Push Colleges to Go GreenWhat Makes an Interest Group Powerful?Beyond Our Borders: Lobbying and Foreign InterestsInterest Group StrategiesElection 2020Interest Groups and Representative DemocracyChapter 8: Political PartiesWhat if Political parties ended nominating conventions?What Is a Political Party and What Do Parties Do?A History of Political Parties in the United StatesPolitics in Practice: Securing the House of Representatives One State Legislature at a TimeThe Two Major U.S. Parties TodayElection 2020Why Has the Two-Party System Endured?The Role of Minor Parties in U.S. PoliticsMechanisms of Political ChangeBeyond Our Borders: Multiparty Systems: The Rule Rather Than the ExceptionChapter 9: Elections, Campaigns, and VotingWhat if Everyone voted online?Elections in a Representative DemocracyPrimary Elections, General Elections, and MoreHow Are Elections Conducted?Who Are the Candidates?The Twenty-First-Century CampaignPolitics in Practice: Fact or Fiction? Campaigns in FilmThe Keys to a Winning Campaign StrategyBeyond Our Borders: Could Campaigns be Shorter?The Role of Money in Modern CampaignsPresidential Campaigns and the Electoral CollegeTurning Out to Vote in the United StatesElection 2020Chapter 10: The Media and PoliticsWhat if Press Freedoms Applied to All of Us?A Brief History of the Media’s Role in U.S. PoliticsPolitics in Practice: Change.org: Internet Activism With ImpactElection 2020The Role of the Media in Our SocietyThe Media’s Impact: Political CampaignsThe Internet and Social MediaThe Media’s Impact: VotersThe Government’s Regulatory Relationship with MediaGovernment Control of ContentBeyond Our Borders: Press Freedom and Journalist Safety AbroadThe Public’s Right to Media AccessBias in the MediaChapter 11: The CongressWhat if Congress Worked Part-Time?The Functions of CongressPolitics in Practice: Follow Your Senators on Twitter-They Might Follow You Back!The Powers of CongressHouse-Senate DifferencesMembers and the Citizenry: A ComparisonCongressional ElectionsCongressional ApportionmentElection 2020Perks and PrivilegesThe Committee StructureThe Formal LeadershipBeyond Our Borders: Should Parties Control Legislatures (and Governments)?How Members of Congress DecideHow Much Will the Government Spend?Chapter 12: The PresidentWhat if There Were No Executive Privilege?Who Can Become President?The Many Roles of the PresidentPolitics in Practice: Presidential Power in a National CrisisBeyond Our Borders: Is There Power in Divided Roles?The President as Party Chief and SuperpoliticianSpecial Uses of Presidential PowerThe Executive OrganizationElection 2020The Vice PresidencyChapter 13: The BureaucracyWhat if Every Federal Agency Reported to the People?The Nature of BureaucracyThe Size of the BureaucracyThe Organization of the Federal BureaucracyElection 2020Independent Executive AgenciesChallenges to the BureaucracyStaffing the BureaucracyModern Attempts at Bureaucratic ReformBeyond Our Borders: Bureaucracies Around the World Face Public Health CrisesBureaucrats as Politicians and Policy MakersCongressional Control of the BureaucracyPolitics in Practice: The New VA Challenge: Rising Veteran Suicide RatesChapter 14: The CourtsWhat if Supreme Court Justices Had Term Limits?Sources of American LawBeyond Our Borders: The Legal System Based on ShariaThe Federal Court SystemElection 2020The Supreme Court at WorkThe Selection of Federal JudgesPartisanship and Judicial AppointmentsPolicy Making and the CourtsPolitics in Practice: Political Court Battles Early in the RepublicWhat Checks Our Courts?Chapter 15: Domestic PolicyWhat if We Had Universal Health Care?The Policymaking ProcessHealth CareEnvironmental PolicyElection 2020Beyond Our Borders: How Green is Europe?Energy PolicyPolitics in Practice: Pipelines and Protest: #NoDAPL and the Dakota Access PipelineEnergy and the EnvironmentPoverty and WelfareImmigrationThe Range of Federal Public PoliciesChapter 16: Economic PolicyWhat if The Federal Government Were Required to Balance Its Budget?Politics in Practice: Gambling on a RecessionProsperity Is the GoalEconomic Theory Guides PolicyFiscal PolicyThe Politics of TaxesSocial Security and MedicareBeyond Our Borders: How Unequal Is American Society?Election 2020Globalization and World TradeFacing the FutureChapter 17: Foreign Policy and National SecurityWhat if The United States Disposed of All of Its Nuclear Weapons?Facing the World: Foreign and Defense PolicyWho Makes Foreign Policy?Election 2020Domestic Sources of Foreign PolicyThe Major Themes of American Foreign PolicyThe War on TerrorGlobal Policy ChallengesThe United States and Regional ConflictsPolitics in Practice: War and Politics in the MoviesBeyond Our Borders: China: A Superpower Under the SpotlightChapter 18: State and Local GovernmentWhat if All States Offered School Vouchers?The U.S. Constitution and the State GovernmentsThe State Executive BranchThe State LegislatureElection 2020The State JudiciaryHow Local Government OperatesBeyond Our Borders: The Universality of Local GovernmentPolitics in Practice: Who Should Run the City, “Professionals” or Politicians?Paying for State and Local GovernmentAppendix A: The Declaration of IndependenceAppendix B: The Constitution of the United StatesAppendix C: The Federalist Papers Nos. 10 and 51GlossaryIndex