The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 11th Edition

  • Kenneth Janda Northwestern University
  • Jeffrey M. Berry Tufts University
  • Jerry Goldman IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • ISBN-10: 0495906182  |  ISBN-13: 9780495906186
  • 848 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2008, 2008
  • © 2012 | Published
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    Overview

    This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of the first two years of the Obama administration, coverage and analysis of the 2010 mid-term election, and a retrospective of the Bush presidency. CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS can be packaged with Aplia, which offers students automatically graded homework assignments. Organized by chapter, Aplia helps provides students immediate, detailed explanations and helps them come to class better prepared for discussion. For more on Aplia and other media available with this text, click on Supplements.


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    Features/Benefits

    • "Politics of Global Change" feature includes updated information on the effect of globalization on American government by exploring how U.S. politics affect the world and vice-versa, giving students an important international perspective for today's increasingly interconnected world.
    • "Compared With What?" features use a comparative perspective to help students evaluate how our political system works by considering those of other countries. Topics include how the public in other countries regards the war in Iraq and an exploration of which democracies are the most pluralistic.

    Table of Contents

    PART I: DILEMMAS OF DEMOCRACY.
    1. Freedom, Order, or Equality?
    2. Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy?
    PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
    3. The Constitution.
    4. Federalism.
    PART III: LINKING PEOPLE WITH GOVERNMENT.
    5. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.
    6. The Media.
    7. Participation and Voting.
    8. Political Parties.
    9. Nominations, Elections, and Campaigns.
    10. Interest Groups.
    PART IV: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.
    11. Congress.
    12. The Presidency.
    13. The Bureaucracy.
    14. The Courts.
    PART V: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
    15. Order and Civil Liberties.
    16. Equality and Civil Rights.
    PART VI: MAKING PUBLIC POLICY.
    17. Policymaking.
    18. Economic Policy.
    19. Domestic Policy.
    20. Global Policy.
    Appendix.
    The Declaration of Independence.
    The Constitution of the United States.

    What's New

    • NEW! CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS can be packaged with Aplia, which offers students automatically graded homework assignments. Organized by chapter, Aplia helps provides students immediate, detailed explanations and helps them come to class better prepared for discussion. For more on Aplia and other media available with this text, click on Supplements.
    • NEW! Coverage and analysis of the 2010 mid-term elections and their effects on the remaining two years of Barak Obama's first term in the White House.
    • NEW! A balanced look at the first two years of the Obama presidency.
    • NEW! New and updated material on current events such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the continuing economic crisis, the earthquake in Haiti, and healthcare reform, among others.
    • NEW! Nearly all of the text's "Chapter Opening Vignettes," which draw students into the chapter's substance while exploring one of the book's key themes, have been revised and updated for the current edition.

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    This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of the first two years of the Obama administration, coverage and analysis of the 2010 mid-term election, and a retrospective of the Bush presidency. CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS can be packaged with Aplia, which offers students automatically graded homework assignments. Organized by chapter, Aplia helps provides students immediate, detailed explanations and helps them come to class better prepared for discussion. For more on Aplia and other media available with this text, click on Supplements.


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    This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of the first two years of the Obama administration, coverage and analysis of the 2010 mid-term election, and a retrospective of the Bush presidency. CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS can be packaged with Aplia, which offers students automatically graded homework assignments. Organized by chapter, Aplia helps provides students immediate, detailed explanations and helps them come to class better prepared for discussion. For more on Aplia and other media available with this text, click on Supplements.


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    Meet the Author

    About the Author

    Kenneth Janda

    Kenneth Janda (Ph.D., Indiana, 1961) is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published extensively in the areas of political science, research methodology, and the use of computer technology in political science. In 2000 he won the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2009 he received the APSA's Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the Association.

    Jeffrey M. Berry

    Jeffrey M. Berry (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His books include THE OUTRAGE INDUSTRY (2014), THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999), and THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1993). He is twice the recipient of the Leon Epstein Award, first for his book A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2003) and more recently for LOBBYING AND POLICY CHANGE (2009). He is also the recipient of the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association.

    Jerry Goldman

    Jerry Goldman (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is professor emeritus of political science at Northwestern University and research professor of law at IIT Chicago–Kent College of Law. His research interests are judicial politics, constitutional law, and information technology and politics. He is the founder and director of Oyez®, a multimedia judicial archive at IIT Chicago–Kent College of Law. He has received many awards, including the American Bar Foundation's Silver Gavel for increasing the public's understanding of law, the Roman and Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation, and the first APSA CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation.