American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship


Author: Joseph M. Bessette,John J. Pitney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133587895

Category: Education

Page: 720

View: 909

Bessette/Pitney's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY, AND CITIZENSHIP is based on the idea of deliberative democracy: political systems work best when informed citizens and public officials deliberate to identify and promote the common good. Emphasizing citizenship, the text examines the way that civic culture and immigration impact students and shape the country. It offers solid historical coverage and a close look at civic responsibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship


Author: Joseph Bessette,John Pitney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534536840

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

View: 2817

Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP, First Edition, is based on the idea of deliberative democracy: political systems work best when informed citizens and public officials deliberate to identify and promote the common good. Emphasizing citizenship, the text examines the way that civic culture and immigration impact students and shape the country. It offers solid historical coverage and a close look at civic responsibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics, Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship

Political science, Political science


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467245747

Category: Education

Page: 508

View: 318

Facts101 is your complete guide to American Government and Politics, Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Democracy in California

Politics and Government in the Golden State


Author: Brian P. Janiskee,Ken Masugi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203382

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 1510

Examines the politics and character of California's governmental institutions and discusses how they impact the lives of its citizens.

American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship, Texas Edition


Author: Joseph Bessette,John Pitney,Lyle Brown,Joyce A. Langenegger,Sonia Garcia

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495905887

Category: Political Science

Page: 1008

View: 9142

This American Government and Politics, Texas edition textbook asks students to consider what U.S. citizenship really means. Unique chapters on citizenship and civic culture focus on the issues of civic participation and the requirements of good citizenship. With 7 chapters on Texas Politics and 2010 Election analysis and coverage, this textbook will fulfill the two semester sequence of American Government/Texas Politics by providing a broad and deep coverage of the importance of the founding of our country. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Readings in American Government


Author: Mary P. Nichols,David K. Nichols

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465223050

Category: Political Science

Page: 620

View: 1388

Political Problems


Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315507633

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 5972

This anthology is intended to be used in Political Philosophy courses. It focuses on contemporary political problems, and it is intended to be paired with any of the numerous readers which are dedicated to the history of political philosophy. History, theory, and political problems are the three pillars of the political philosophy course. However, while the anthologies on the history of political philosophy are numerous, there are relatively few sources (and even fewer single sources) that focus on contemporary political problems. This book fills that gap, with the leading contemporary positions on school vouchers, government support for the arts, pornography, same sex marriage, drug legalization, gun control, terrorism, torture, capital punishment, affirmative action, Immigration, and the environment.

Classics in American Government


Author: Jay M. Shafritz,Lee S. Weinberg

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534602710

Category: Education

Page: 441

View: 4544

CLASSICS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is a readable and relatively brief collection of many of the most important readings in American government. This set of documents were written by revolutionaries, presidents, U.S. Supreme Court judges, historians, political scientists, journalists, and politiciansbut all share the commonality of recognized importance. Each selection is generally acknowledged to be a major statement about some aspect of American government, hence their designation as "classics."

Saving the revolution

the Federalist papers and the American founding


Author: Charles R. Kesler

Publisher: Free Pr


Category: Law

Page: 334

View: 4383

A group of preeminent political and constitutional scholars, including Edward Banfield and William Kristol, offer fresh perspectives on The Federalist Papers' ideals, arguments, and enduring effects on American political life

The Art of Political Warfare


Author: John J. Pitney, Jr.

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133829

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 8066

Drawing parallels between war and politics, the author explains why military principles can be applied to an understanding of the events, concepts, concerns, issues, and practices of political life.

American Political Rhetoric

Essential Speeches and Writings


Author: Peter Augustine Lawler,Robert Martin Schaefer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144223220X

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 8197

American Political Rhetoric is the only reader for introductory classes in American politics, government, and political communication designed to explore fundamental political principles through classic examples of political rhetoric. Now in its seventh edition, its selections include the entire political spectrum and contributors range from our nation's founders to contemporary elected public officials, Supreme Court opinions, and representatives of historic movements for social change.

American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2011-2012


Author: Steffen Schmidt,Mack Shelley,Barbara Bardes,Lynne Ford,William Maxwell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495909491

Category: Political Science

Page: 1072

View: 664

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2011-2012 encourages students to experience the excitement that comes with being an engaged and informed citizen. This text is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The addition of Texas authors Maxwell, Crain and Santos add ten more chapters to the Table of Contents, offers substantial coverage of Texas politics. The book’s theme remains the importance of being an active and informed citizen, and it provides tools for students to become involved the political process such as Politics with a Purpose features that show how a group or individual has impacted our political system and You Can Make a Difference features which highlight politically active young people and provide paths to participation. In a market where boxed features are beginning to overwhelm the core material, Schmidt’s streamlined presentation of content helps students stay focused on what is most important. In addition, Questions to Consider, which appear in the chapter opener to help students target their reading, are now revisited in the chapter summary. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fragmented Democracy

Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics


Author: Jamila Michener

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108247040

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7743

Medicaid is the single largest public health insurer in the United States, covering upwards of 70 million Americans. Crucially, Medicaid is also an intergovernmental program that yokes poverty to federalism: the federal government determines its broad contours, while states have tremendous discretion over how Medicaid is designed and implemented. Where some locales are generous and open handed, others are tight-fisted and punitive. In Fragmented Democracy, Jamila Michener demonstrates the consequences of such disparities for democratic citizenship. Unpacking how federalism transforms Medicaid beneficiaries' interpretations of government and structures their participation in politics, the book examines American democracy from the vantage point(s) of those who are living in or near poverty, (disproportionately) Black or Latino, and reliant on a federated government for vital resources.

Deliberative Democracy

Understanding the Indian Experience


Author: Teresa Joseph,Siby K. Joseph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429942680

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 2318

Deliberative democracy can be seen as a part of the agenda of deepening democracy, wherein the public deliberation of citizens forms the basis of legitimate decision-making, with the people participating directly in the deliberations or making of decisions that affect them. Although political theorists have long contended that democracy should not be based merely on voting but also on informed public debate and despite diverse attempts at deliberative democracy having been made in various parts of the world, it is only during the recent decades that such initiatives have gained momentum. In terms of procedural democracy and the working of democratic institutions, India’s record is considered to be noteworthy. However, questions relating to deliberative democracy have come to the fore, particularly in the recent years, with questions of inclusion and equality posing major challenges. The essays in this volume address various dimensions of the issue, ranging from a theoretical conceptualization of deliberative democracy to its role in constitution-making, Gandhian contributions to deliberative democracy, civil society interventions and the role of the media in deliberative processes in India, the participation of new social movements, Dalit and ecological movements, as well as the intricacies of deliberation and decentralization, and issues of development, marginalization and mobilization. The volume facilitates an understanding of the broad contours and evolving nature of democracy in India and how the Indian experience can inform larger debates on deliberative democracy. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The Politics of Autism

Navigating The Contested Spectrum


Author: John J. Pitney, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442249617

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 9704

Noted political scientist and public policy expert John J. Pitney, Jr., explains how autism has evolved into a heated political issue disputed by scientists, educators, social workers, and families.

Slow Democracy

Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home


Author: Susan Clark,Woden Teachout

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584145

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 402

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country. We meet residents who seize back control of their municipal water systems from global corporations, parents who find unique solutions to seemingly divisive school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizens across the nation who have designed local decision-making systems to solve the problems unique to their area in ways that work best for their communities. Though rooted in the direct participation that defined our nation's early days, slow democracy is not a romantic vision for reigniting the ways of old. Rather, the strategies outlined here are uniquely suited to 21st-century technologies and culture.If our future holds an increased focus on local food, local energy, and local economy, then surely we will need to improve our skills at local governance as well.

The Jury and Democracy

How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation


Author: John Gastil,E. Pierre Deess,Philip J. Weiser,Cindy Simmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888531

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8780

Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, and the U.S. Supreme Court have all alleged that jury service promotes civic and political engagement, yet none could prove it. Finally, The Jury and Democracy provides compelling systematic evidence to support this view. Drawing from in-depth interviews, thousands of juror surveys, and court and voting records from across the United States, the authors show that serving on a jury can trigger changes in how citizens view themselves, their peers, and their government--and can even significantly increase electoral turnout among infrequent voters. Jury service also sparks long-term shifts in media use, political action, and community involvement. In an era when involved Americans are searching for ways to inspire their fellow citizens, The Jury and Democracy offers a plausible and realistic path for turning passive spectators into active political participants.

Speaking of Politics

Preparing College Students for Democratic Citizenship Through Deliberative Dialogue


Author: Katy Jean Harriger,Jill J. McMillan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780923993221

Category: Citizenship

Page: 221

View: 9748

International Relations

Introductory Readings


Author: EDWARD. RHODES,Dalia F. Fahmy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781524910839


Page: N.A

View: 8092