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People and Politics:
An Introduction to American Government

11th edition

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People & Politics
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Preface

Chapter 1 Challenges to American Democracy: Thinking About What Lies Ahead

1


Part One: Building a Nation

Chapter 2 The American Experience: New Ideas for a New Nation

27

Chapter 3 Our Federal System: The Theory of Shared Governance

51

Chapter 4 American Federalism: Putting the Ideas in Practice

65


Part Two: The Politics of Participation

Chapter 5 Political Parties: Donkeys, Elephants and "Long Shots"

87

Chapter 6 Interest Groups: The Politics of Numbers

109

Chapter 7 Public Opinion: Americans Speak

139

Chapter 8 Voter Behavior: The Politics of Choice

163

Chapter 9 Campaigns and Elections: Winning Ain't Everything But It Beats What's in Second Place

181


Part Three: Representing the People

Chapter 10 Congress: The People's Branch

213

Chapter 11 The America Presidency: Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown

239

Chapter 12 The Executive Bureaucracy: Making Government Work

271

Chapter 13 The Relation of Nations: The Shrinking Globe

297

Chapter 14 Foreign Policy: American Style

319

Chapter 15 The Judicial Branch: The Grand Ole Umpire

345


Part Four: Living up to the Dream

Chapter 16 Citizens and the Law: The Rights of the Accused

379

Chapter 17 Civil Liberties: Freedom in America

409

Chapter 18 Equality: Promises and Realities

437

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