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CONTENTS Chapter 1 Constitutional Democracy 00 American Government and Politicians in Context 00 Defining Democracy 00 The Constitutional Roots of the American Experiment 00 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 00 To Adopt or Not to Adopt? 00 Chapter 2 The Living Constitution 00 Views of the Constitution 00 Checking Power with Power 00 Judicial Review and the "Guardians of the Constitution" 00 The Constitution as an Instrument of Government 00 Changing the Letter of the Constitution 00 The Constitution of the United States 00 Chapter 3 American Federalism 00 Defining Federalism 00 The Constitutional Structure of American Federalism 00 The Role of the Federal Courts: Umpires of Federalism 00 Regulatory Federalism: Grants, Mandates, and New Techniques of Control 00 The Politics of Federalism 00 The Future of Federalism 00 Chapter 4 Political Culture and Ideology 00 Defining the American Political Culture 00 Political Ideology and Attitudes Toward Government 00 Political Ideology and the American People 00 Ideology and Tolerance 00 Chapter 5 The American Political Landscape 00 A Land of Diversity 00 Where We Live 00 Who We Are 00 Unity in a Land of Diversity 00 Chapter 6 Interest Groups 00 Interest Groups Past and Present: The "Mischiefs of Faction" 00 Types of Interest Groups 00 Characteristics and Power of Interest Groups 00 The Influence of Lobbyists 00 Money and Politics 00 How Much Do Interest Groups influence Elections and legislation? 00 Curing the Mischiefs of Faction; Two Centuries Later 00 Chapter 7 Political Parties 00 What Parties Do for Democracy 00 A Brief History of American Political Parties 00 American Parties Today 00 Financing the Parties 00 Are the Political Parties Dying? 00 Chapter 8 Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting 00 Public Opinion 00 Participation: Translating Opinions into Action 00 Voting Choices 00 Counting Votes 00 Chapter 9 Campaigns and Elections 00 Elections: The Rules of the Game 00 Running for Congress 00 Running for President 00 Money in U.S. Elections 00 Improving Elections 00 Chapter 10 The Media and American Politics 00 The Influence of the Media on Politics 00 The Changing Role of the American News Media 00 Mediated Politics 00 The Media and Elections 00 The Media and Governance 00 Chapter 11 Congress 00 Congressional Elections 00 The Structure and Powers of Congress 00 Congressional Leadership and Rules 00 The Job of the Legislator 00 The Legislative Obstacle Course 00 An Assessment of Congress 00 Chapter 12 The Presidency 00 The Structure and Powers of the Presidency 00 Controversies in Presidential Power 00 Evolution of the Presidency 00 Managing the Presidency 00 The President's Job 00 Congress and the Presidency 00 Judging Presidents 00 Chapter 13 The Federal Administrative System 00 Understanding the Federal Administrative System 00 Working for Government 00 The Job of the Federal Administrative System 00 Holding the Federal Administrative System Accountable 00 Government's Greatest Achievements 00 Chapter 14 The Judiciary 00 Understanding the Federal Judiciary 00 The Three Types of Federal Courts 00 The Politics of Appointing Federal Judges 00 Limits on Judicial Action 00 The Supreme Court and How It Operates 00 Judicial Power in a Constitutional Democracy 00 Chapter 15 First Amendment Freedoms 00 Rights in the Original Constitution 00 The Bill of Rights and the States 00 Freedom of Religion 00 Free Speech and Free People 00 Nonprotected and Protected Speech 00 Freedom of the Press 00 Other Media and Communications 00 Freedom of Assembly 00 Chapter 16 Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property 00 Citizenship Rights 00 Property Rights 00 Due Process Rights 00 Privacy Rights 00 Rights of Persons 00 Accused of Crimes 00 How Just Is Our 00 System of Justice? 00 The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties 00 Chapter 17 Equal Rights Under the Law 00 Equality and Equal Rights 00 The Quest for Equal Justice 00 Equal Protection of the Laws: What Does It Mean? 00 Voting Rights 00 Education Rights 00 Rights of Association, Accommodations, Jobs, and Homes 00 The Affirmative Action Controversy 00 Equal Rights Today 00 Chapter 18 Making Economic and Regulatory Policy 00 A Brief Introduction to Making Public Policy 00 Economic Policy 00 Fiscal Policy 00 Monetary Policy 00 Promoting the Economy 00 Regulating the Economy 00 The Deregulation Movement 00 Chapter 19 Making Social Policy 00 The Role of Government in Social Policy 00 The Early History of Social Policy in the United States 00 Types of Social Policy 00 The Expansion of Social Policy in the Twentieth Century 00 Social Policy Challenges for the Future: Health, Education, and Safety 00 The Politics of Social Policy 00 Chapter 20 Making Foreign and Defense Policy 00 Understanding Foreign and Defense Policy 00 Foreign and Defense Policy Priorities 00 The Foreign and Defense Policy Administrative System 00 Participants in Foreign and Defense Policy 00 Foreign and Defense Policy Options 00 Special Problems in Defense Policy 00 Prospects for the Future 00 Chapter 21 California: Historical Perspective 00 A Lure and a Challenge: California's Land and Climate 00 Native American Settlement 00 Spanish Exploration and Settlement 00 Mexican Control 00 Early Years of Statehood: The Big Four 00 Revolt against the Railroads: The second California Constitution 00 The Progressive Era: Hiram Johnson and Clean Government 00 The Twentieth Century: Rapid Economic Growth 00 California in the New Millennium 00 Chapter 22 Democracy, California Style: Political Participation 00 Voting: Who Can Vote? 00 Elections 00 Direct Democracy: California's Electoral Dilemma 00 Campaigning for Votes 00 Empowering California Voters 00 Vote-Counting Difficulties in California 00 Beyond Electoral Politics 00 California's Tradition of Unconventional Political Participation 00 Chapter 23 The California State Legislature 00 The Role of the California Legislature 00 The Making of a California State Legislator The Legislative Universe 00 Leadership in the State Legislature 00 The Legislative Committee System 00 The Legislative Process 00 The Hidden View of Lawmaking 00 Chapter 24 The California Executive and Bureaucracy 00 Governor: Supreme Executive Authority 00 Becoming Governor 00 The California Plural Executive 00 Chapter 25 The California Judiciary 00 The California Court System 00 The Variations in California Law 00 The California Jury System 00 Trends in the California Judicial System 00 Punishment in California 00 Reforming the California Judicial System 00 Chapter 26 Local Government in California 00 California County Government 00 Funding County Government 00 California Cities in Transformation 00 The Legal Framework and Formation of Cities 00 The City Council 00 The Municipal Bureaucracy 00 Special Districts 00 School Districts in California 00 Councils of Government 00 The Future of Local Government 00 Chapter 27 California Fiscal Policy 00 The California Structural Budget Gap 00 The California Budget: Politics and Key Players 00 Major Sources of State Revenue 00 Major State Expenditures 00 Financing Local Government 00 The California Budget Process 00 The Effect of Direct Democracy on the Budget Process 00 The State Economy: The foundation of Fiscal Policy 00 The Future of the California Political Economy 00 Epilogue Sustaining Constitutional Democracy 00 The Case for Government by the People 00 Participation and Representation 00 Reconciling Democracy and Leadership 00 The Democratic Faith 00 Epilogue Sustaining Constitutional Democracy 00 The Case for Government by the People 00 Participation and Representation 00 Reconciling Democracy and Leadership 00 The Democratic Faith 00 Appendix The Declaration of Independence 00 The Federalist, No. 10 00 The Federalist, No. 51 00 The Federalist, No. 78 00 Presidential Election Results, 1789-2000 00 Presidents and Vice Presidents 00 Glossary Notes Photo Credits Index
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United States -- Politics and government -- Textbooks.
California -- Politics and government -- Textbooks.