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Stories of a Nation, Brief Edition

Third Edition


January 2023 | CQ Press
About American Government: Stories of a Nation, Brief Third Edition

In American Government, Brief Third Edition, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we behave and the laws we live by. Each chapter features personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of individuals.

About American Government - Vantage Digital Option, Brief Third Edition

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Part I: Foundations
 
Chapter 1. American Political Stories: Claiming Rights, Demanding to Be Heard
 
Chapter 2. The Constitution of the United States: A New Vision of Representative Government
 
Chapter 3. Federalism: The Changing Boundaries between the Nation and the States
 
Chapter 4. Civil Liberties: Building and Defending Fences
 
Chapter 5. Civil Rights: How Equal is Equal?
 
Part II: Political Behavior and Mass Politics
 
Chapter 6. Public Opinion: How Are Americans’ Voices Measured, and Do They Matter?
 
Chapter 7. The Media: Truth, Trust, and Power
 
Chapter 8. Parties, Elections, and Participation: Making Representative Democracy Happen
 
Chapter 9. Interest Groups and Social Movements: Collective Action, Power, and Representation
 
Part III: Institutions
 
Chapter 10. Congress: Representation, Organization, and Legislation
 
Chapter 11. The American Presidency: Individuals, Institutions, and Power
 
Chapter 12. The Federal Bureaucracy: Putting The Nation’s Laws Into Effect
 
Chapter 13. The Federal Judiciary: Politics, Power, And The “Least Dangerous” Branch
 
Part IV: Policy
 
Chapter 14. Public Policy: Promoting The General Welfare and Advancing Americans’ Interests
 
Appendices
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

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KEY FEATURES OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: STORIES OF A NATION, BRIEF THIRD EDITION

New to this Edition:
  • Up-to-date 2022 election coverage and analysis, particularly in the chapters on Congress, the presidency, and political parties, provide students with a current snapshot of the results and struggles of the 2022 elections.
  • Thoroughly updated throughout to account for recent developments. Please contact your SAGE sales rep for a list of chapter-by-chapter changes.
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  • Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter guide students through their studies and are tied to features throughout the chapter to ensure those objectives are met.
  • Each chapter begins with a compelling narrative about real people that illuminates a central issue or problem the chapter will deal with, bringing those concepts to life. Abernathy picks up threads of those narratives throughout the chapter, seamlessly integrating the narrative into the core content. The following narratives are included in this edition:
    • How candidates during the 2020 and 2022 elections adapted their campaign strategies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
    • The promise and challenge of more inclusive representation in Congress; and
    • How individual presidents cultivate and present their own individual power in office.
  • Practicing Political Science boxes help students become more capable and critical readers of arguments made through data, images, and text.
  • Chapter Reviews at the end of each chapter are tied to the Learning Objectives and each of the major chapter sections, distilling key points students need to remember and Glossary terms to understand.
  • Appendices include the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Federalist Nos. 10 and 51, Political Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, and a Summary of Presidential Elections.

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