GOVT 3, 3rd Edition

  • includes Political Science CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
  • Edward I. Sidlow Eastern Michigan University
  • Beth Henschen Eastern Michigan University
  • ISBN-10: 1111342474
  • ISBN-13: 9781111342470
  • 448 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010
  • © 2012 | Published
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About The Solution

Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with input from more than 200 students and faculty, GOVT3 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT 3 is a streamlined and extremely current text for the American Government course. Its motivating debate theme and appealing magazine-like format speak directly to today's student.


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Features/Benefits

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys and from interviews with nearly 200 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Each chapter opens and closes with an "America at Odds" section discussing a relevant controversy being debated through summaries of opposing opinions.
  • "Government Action in a Troubled Economy" boxes help explain the current economic downturn and the ensuing economic policies.
  • The "Rest of the World" features invite students to develop a deeper understanding of important concepts by discussing international behaviors.
  • "Perception vs. Reality" features promote critical thinking by presenting factual data that contradict common misconceptions, encouraging students to reconsider their own positions and broaden their perspective.
  • Critical-thinking questions are integrated into the photo captions and all boxed features.
  • "Chapter In Review" cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • "Chapter in Review" cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple. These chapter-specific detachable cards offer a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book or available separately through CourseMate. Quizzes, audio downloads, videos, animated learning modules, simulations, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none including a test bank and instructor's manual created by the book's author, multimedia PowerPoints, online course management tools with Engagement Tracker, NewsNow, an interactive eBook, and an Instructor's Guide to YouTube, current and historical videos, and much more.

What's New

  • GOVT has been fully updated throughout to discuss current events, such as the latest on healthcare reform, the 2010 elections results and analysis, the role of social media in politics, the BP oil spill, astroturfing, the tea party movement, the earthquake in Haiti, the 2010 census, and more.
  • Chapter (1) incorporates a new discussion on why politics matters to you, helping students see the importance of this study and applies the subject to their everyday lives.
  • New "2010 Elections" boxes discuss the latest elections results and analyze their implications throughout the book.
  • "The Rest of the World" features now incorporate maps of the regions being discussed.
  • The chapter closing "America at Odds" sections have been refashioned to leave students with clear points to take-away from the chapter and an expanded "Take Action" helps them find ways to get involved in politics and their community.

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Bundle: GOVT 2012 Edition (with Bind-In Printed Access Card), 3rd + CourseReader Printed Access Card for American Government
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Table of Contents

PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM.
1. America in the 21st Century
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
PART II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS.
4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.
PART III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY.
6. Interest Groups.
7. Political Parties.
8. Public Opinion and Voting.
9. Campaigns and Elections.
10. Politics and the Media.
PART IV: INSTITUTIONS.
11. Congress.
12. The Presidency.
13. The Bureaucracy.
14. The Judiciary.
PART V: PUBLIC POLICY.
15. Domestic Policy.
16. Foreign Policy.
Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence.
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix C: Supreme Court Justices since 1900.
Appendix D: Party Control of Congress since 1900.
Appendix E: Information on U.S. Presidents.
Appendix F: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.
Appendix G: How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840066147 | ISBN-13: 9780840066145)

Rich with content for your American government course, this Web-based teaching and learning tool includes course management, study/mastery, and communication tools. Use WebTutor™ to provide virtual office hours, post your syllabus, and track student progress with WebTutor's quizzing material. For students, WebTutor™ offers real-time access to interactive online tutorials and simulations, practice quizzes, and Web links—all correlated to GOVT, 3E.


WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840066163 | ISBN-13: 9780840066169)

Rich with content for your American government course, this Web-based teaching and learning tool includes course management, study/mastery, and communication tools. Use WebTutor™ to provide virtual office hours, post your syllabus, and track student progress with WebTutor's quizzing material. For students, WebTutor™ offers real-time access to interactive online tutorials and simulations, practice quizzes, and Web links—all correlated to GOVT, 3E.


Political Theatre 2.0  (ISBN-10: 0495793604 | ISBN-13: 9780495793601)

Bring politics home to students with Political Theatre 2.0, up-to-date through the 2008 election season. This is the second edition of this 3 DVD series and includes real video clips that show American political thought throughout the public sector. Clips include both classic and contemporary political advertisements, speeches, interviews and more. Available to adopters of Cengage textbooks, version 2.0 provides lots of added functionality with this updated edition.


ABC News DVD: Speeches by Barack Obama  (ISBN-10: 1439082472 | ISBN-13: 9781439082478)

This DVD includes nine famous speeches by President Barack Obama, from 2004 to present day, including his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention; his 2008 speech on race, "A More Perfect Union"; and his 2009 inaugural address. Speeches are divided into short video segments for easy, time-efficient viewing. This instructor supplement also features critical thinking questions and answers for each speech, designed to spark class discussion.


Election 2010: An American Government Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1111341788 | ISBN-13: 9781111341787)

Written by John Clark and Brian Schaffner, this booklet addresses the 2010 congressional and gubernatorial races, with real-time analysis and references.


The Obama Presidency - Year One Supplement  (ISBN-10: 0495908371 | ISBN-13: 9780495908371)

Much happens in the first year of a presidency, especially an historic one like that of Barack Obama. This full-color 16-page supplement by Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey Berry, and Jerry Goldman analyzes such issues as healthcare, the economy and the stimulus package, changes in the U.S. Supreme Court, the rescue of the U.S. auto industry, and the effect Obama policy has had on global affairs.


CourseReader 0-30: American Government Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 111147995X | ISBN-13: 9781111479954)

COURSEREADER: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT allows you to create your reader, your way, in just minutes. This affordable, fully customizable online reader provides access to thousands of permissions-cleared readings, articles, primary sources, and audio and video selections from the regularly-updated Gale research library database. This easy-to-use solution allows you to search for and select just the material you want for your courses. Each selection opens with a descriptive introduction to provide context, and concludes with critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions to reinforce key points. COURSEREADER is loaded with convenient tools like highlighting, printing, note-taking, and downloadable MP3 audio files for each reading. COURSEREADER is the perfect complement to any Political Science course. It can be bundled with your current textbook, sold alone, or integrated into your learning management system. COURSEREADER 0-30 allows access to up to 30 selections in the reader. Please contact your Cengage sales representative for details.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Political Science CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111342504 | ISBN-13: 9781111342500)

Cengage Learning's Political Science CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with GOVT3, 3rd Edition. You'll also receive access to InfoTrac, an online library that includes more than 20 million articles from nearly 6,000 sources.


WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840066147 | ISBN-13: 9780840066145)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to interactive online tutorials and simulations, practice quizzes, primary source quizzes and Web links—all correlated to GOVT, 3E.


WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840066163 | ISBN-13: 9780840066169)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to interactive online tutorials and simulations, practice quizzes, primary source quizzes and Web links—all correlated to GOVT, 3E.


The Obama Presidency - Year One Supplement  (ISBN-10: 0495908371 | ISBN-13: 9780495908371)

The Obama Presidency: Year One. Much happens in the first year of a presidency, especially an historic one like that of Barack Obama. This full-color, 16-page supplement by Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey Berry, and Jerry Goldman analyzes issues such as health care policy, the economy and the stimulus package, changes in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the effect Obama policy has had on global affairs.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Edward I. Sidlow

Edward I. Sidlow is Professor of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University. After receiving his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, he served on the faculty at Arizona State University, Miami University, and Northwestern University, and was Director of Academic Affairs at Loyola University Chicago. Professor Sidlow has won numerous teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Mortar Board Senior Honorary Favorite Professor Award (Miami University) and the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Freshman Class Favorite Professor Award, and the invitation to deliver the "Last Lecture" (Northwestern University). At Eastern Michigan University, he served as Department Head in Political Science from 1995-2000. In 2009, he was named Honors Professor of the Year by the Honors College and was also recognized with the EMU Alumni Association's Award for Teaching Excellence. His articles have appeared in POLICY STUDIES REVIEW, JOURNAL OF LAW & POLITICS, THE JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION, WESTERN POLITICAL QUARTERLY, and COLLEGE TEACHING. His recent publications include two books that focus on congressional elections and congressional behavior.

Beth Henschen

Beth Henschen currently teaches at Eastern Michigan University and is a public policy consultant. After receiving her Ph.D. from Ohio State University, she served as a faculty member at Purdue University and at Loyola University Chicago, where she was frequently recognized for teaching excellence and was named Professor of the Year by the Honors Student Association. Her primary research focus has been judicial politics, and her articles have appeared in AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF LAW & POLITICS, POLICY STUDIES REVIEW, and LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, as well as COLLEGE TEACHING, and THE JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION. She also has contributed chapters and articles to a number of edited volumes and has presented papers and delivered presentations at numerous professional conferences.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"I LOVE GOVT. I really do think that it combines the attractiveness for students . . . with better content and presentation. . . . The thing I like about the features of GOVT is that they seem to be more specifically politically literate--meaning you learn how to learn, so being an engaged citizen includes learning how to find the information. I like that a lot! . . . The GOVT ancillary package looks GREAT!"-- Leah A. Murray, Weber State University
— Leah A. Murray, Weber State University
"For me, the clear strength of GOVT is the organization and structure around the learning objectives in each chapter. Students are always asking what they should study and struggling to figure out what from each chapter is important and what is just interesting color that I've added to make the class more interesting. Your learning objectives give them a concrete way to distill out what is important, and the fact that they come on detachable study cards is a great bonus! . . . Students will like the format and the price, as well as the cutting edge flavor of both the photos and the issues raised in the 'America at Odds' boxes. These are a great way to launch a lecture, but they'll fall flat if the issues are no longer hot. In that regard, this book delivers! . . . I also really like how the technology for this book is not an afterthought. Students today expect technology to actually enhance their class experience, not just add to the cost of the text. The array of book-specific material that is available for this title really sets it apart from others and increases the amount of time students will spend outside of class engaging with the course material. And the great part is that with a $65 book I don't have to feel guilty about asking them to buy the new book so I can make use of those great resources!"-- Robert S. Wood, University of North Dakota
— Robert S. Wood, University of North Dakota