Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics (6th Revised edition)

Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics (6th Revised edition)

By: Gerald Wright (author), Christine Barbour (author)Paperback

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Carefully condensed from the full version by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright, Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition gives your students the continuity and all the crucial content of the big book, in a more concise, value-priced text. Throughout the book, the authors draw students in to the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about "who gets what, and how" and exploring twin themes of power and citizenship. In this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics, presenting information in new, more revealing ways. Combining critical thinking skills, pedagogically rich visuals, and the seminal work in the field of American politics, this trusted text is ideal for students who want to take an active part in their communities and government.

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Christine Barbour teaches in the Political Science Department and the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University, where she has become increasingly interested in how teachers of large classes can maximize what their students learn. She is working with online course designers to create an online version of her Intro to American Politics class. At Indiana, Professor Barbour has been a Lilly Fellow, working on a project to increase student retention in large introductory courses, and a member of the Freshman Learning Project, a university-wide effort to improve the first-year undergraduate experience. She has served on the New York Times College Advisory Board, working with other educators to develop ways to integrate newspaper reading into the undergraduate curriculum. She has won several teaching honors, but the two awarded by her students mean the most to her: the Indiana University Student Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty and the Indiana University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award. When not teaching or writing textbooks, Professor Barbour enjoys playing with her dogs, traveling with her coauthor, and writing about food. She is the food editor for Bloom Magazine of Bloomington and is a coauthor of Indiana Cooks!(2005) and Home Grown Indiana (2008). She also makes jewelry from precious metals and rough gemstones and if she ever retires, she will open a jewelry shop in a renovated air-stream on the beach in Apalachicola, Florida, where she plans to write another cookbook and a book about the local politics, development, and fishing industry. Gerald C. Wright has taught political science at Indiana University since 1981, and he is currently the chair of the political science department. An accomplished scholar of American politics, and the 2010 winner of the State Politics and Policy Association's Career Achievement Award, his books include Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States (1993), coauthored with Robert S. Erikson and John P. McIver, and he has published more than fifty articles on elections, public opinion, and state politics. Professor Wright has long studied the relationship among citizens, their preferences, and public policy. He is currently conducting research funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation on the factors that influence the equality of policy representation in the states and in Congress. He is also writing a book about representation in U.S. legislatures. He has been a consultant for Project Vote Smart in the past several elections. Professor Wright is a member of Indiana University's Freshman Learning Project, a university-wide effort to improve the first-year undergraduate experience by focusing on how today's college students learn and how teachers can adapt their pedagogical methods to best teach them. In his nonworking hours, Professor Wright also likes to spend time with his dogs, travel, eat good food, fish, and play golf.


Chapter 1: Power and Citizenship in American Politics What's at Stake... in Taking It to the Streets? What Is Politics? Political Systems and the Concept of Citizenship Democracy in America Who Is a Citizen and Who Is Not? What Do American Citizens Believe? How to Use the Themes and Features in This Book Citizenship and Politics Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... Profiles in Citizenship: Meagan Szydlowski Don't Be Fooled by... Political Argument: Clues to Thinking Critically About Politics The Big Picture: How to Think Critically Review Chapter 2: The Politics of the American Founding What's at Stake... in Challenging the Legitimacy of the Government? The Split From England The Articles of Confederation The Constitutional Convention The Constitution Ratification Citizenship and the Founding Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... Profiles in Citizenship: Newt Gingrich Don't Be Fooled by... Your Social Networks Snapshot of America: Who Were the Founders? The Big Picture: How We Got to the Constitution From the Articles of Confederation Review Chapter 3: Federalism What's at Stake... When State Takes Marijuana Laws into Its Own Hands? What Is Federalism? American Federalism Over Time Federalism Today Citizenship and Federalism Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... Don't Be Fooled by... the Op-Ed Pages Profiles in Citizenship: Rahm Emanuel The Big Picture: How the National Government Influences the States Review Chapter 4: Fundamental American Liberties What's at Stake... in Regulating Gun Ownership? Rights in a Democracy The Bill of Rights and the States Freedom of Religion Freedom of Expression The Right to Bear Arms The Rights of Criminal Defendants The Right to Privacy Citizenship and Civil Liberties Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... Snapshot of America: What Do We Believe? The Big Picture: What the Bill of Rights Means to You Profiles in Citizenship: Bill Maher Review Chapter 5: The Struggle for Equal Rights What's at Stake... in the Adoption of Marriage Equality? 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 Citizenship and Civil Rights Today Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: When the Law can Treat People Differently Profiles in Citizenship: Susana Martinez Don't Be Fooled by... the World Wide Web Review Chapter 6: Congress What's at Stake... in Using the Nuclear Option to End a Filibuster? Understanding Congress Congressional Powers and Responsibilities Congressional Elections Congressional Organization How Congress Works Citizenship and Congress Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... Profiles in Citizenship: Jon Tester Snapshot of America: Who Represents Us in Congress? The Big Picture: How Our Laws Are Made Review Chapter 7: The Presidency What's at Stake... in a President's Use of Executive Power? The Double Expectations Gap The Evolution of the American Presidency Presidential Politics Managing the Presidential Establishment The Presidential Personality Citizenship and the Presidency Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: How Presidents Talk to the Nation Profiles in Citizenship: Joe Biden Review Chapter 8: The Bureaucracy What's at Stake... in Federal Regulation of the Organic Food Industry? What Is Bureaucracy? The American Federal Bureaucracy Politics Inside the Bureaucracy External Bureaucratic Politics Citizenship and the Bureaucracy Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: How the Federal Bureaucracy Got So Big Profiles in Citizenship: Jaime Schmidt Review Chapter 9: The American Legal System and the Courts What's at Stake... When the Supreme Court Gets Involved in Partisan Politics? Law and the American Legal System Constitutional Provisions and the Development of Judicial Review Federalism and the American Courts The Supreme Court Citizenship and the Courts Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: How a Case Gets to the Supreme Court Profiles in Citizenship: Sandra Day O'Connor Review Chapter 10: Public Opinion What's at Stake... When We Move to More Direct Democracy? The Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy Citizen Values What Influences Our Opinions About Politics? Measuring and Tracking Public Opinion Citizenship and Public Opinion Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... Snapshot of America: What do We Think, by Gender (and Marriage)? Snapshot of America: What do We Think, by Race and Ethnicity? Don't Be Fooled by... Public Opinion Polls The Big Picture: How We Know What the Public Really Thinks Profiles in Citizenship: Nate Silver Review Chapter 11: Parties and Interest Groups What's at Stake... When a Party is Tied to Its Most Extreme Members? What Are Political Parties? The American Party System The Roles, Formation, and Types of Interest Groups Interest Group Politics Interest Group Resources Citizenship and Political Groups Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: How the American Political Parties Evolved Don't Be Fooled by... Political Party Platforms Profiles in Citizenship: Wayne Pacelle Review Chapter 12: Voting, Campaigns, and Elections What's at Stake... in How a Campaign Gets Out Its Vote? Exercising the Right to Vote in America How the Voter Decides Presidential Campaigns Citizenship and Elections Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: How the Electoral College Works, and How It Might Work Profiles in Citizenship: David Axelrod Snapshot of America: How Did We Vote in the 2012 Presidential Election? Don't Be Fooled by... Campaign Advertising Review Chapter 13: The Media What's at Stake... in the Demise of the Print News Media? Where Do We Get Our Information? Who Owns the Media, and How Does That Affect Our News? Who Are the Journalists? The Media and Politics Citizenship and the Media Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: Who Owns (and Controls) Today's Information Networks? Don't Be Fooled by... the News Media Profiles in Citizenship: Andrew Sullivan Review Chapter 14: Domestic and Foreign Policy What's at Stake... in Moving to Renewable Energy? Making Public Policy Social Policy Economic Policy Foreign Policy Citizenship and Policy Let's Revisit: What's at Stake... The Big Picture: Rising Economic Inequality in America-The New Gilded Age Don't Be Fooled by... Economic Indicators Profiles in Citizenship: Peter Orszag Review

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  • publication date: 21/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781483352893
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781483352893
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 1483352897
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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