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Living Democracygets students to participate in learning, in the classroom, and in change. The bookrs"s young and energetic author team cares deeply about student learning and student engagement. Lead author Dan Shea founded the Center for Political Participation and his experiences working with students in the classroom and in the center inspired him to team up with co-authors Joanne Connor Green (Texas Christian University) and Christopher E. Smith (Michigan State) to write an American Government text that truly inspires students and helps them experience the impact of government in their daily lives. Everything about the book-the writing, design, examples, photos, activities, and every page of the text-is designed to get students to participate in their class and in American politics.
Table of Contents
Foundations of American Government
American Governance: Democracy in Action
Early Governance and the Constitutional Framework
The Institutions of American Government
Civil Rights and Liberties
Congress and the Legislative Process
The Presidency and the Federal Bureaucracy
The American Public and the Democratic Process
Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Politics of the Media
Interest Groups and Social Movements
Elections and Political Participation
The Policy Process
Domestic and Foreign Policy Development
California Approaches Democracy
Democracy California Style: Political Participation
The California State Legislature
The California Executive and Bureaucracy
The California Judiciary
Local Government in California
California Fiscal Policy
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