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MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Dautrich/Yalof's The Enduring Democracy, 4th Edition

  • Kenneth Dautrich University of Connecticut
  • David Yalof University of Connecticut
  • ISBN-10: 1305084357  |  ISBN-13: 9781305084353
  • Prior Releases: 2014, 2012
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00
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LEARNING PATH
Unit 1: The Democratic Republic
Unit 2: The Constitution
Unit 3: Federalism
Unit 4: Civil Liberties
Unit 5: Civil Rights
Unit 6: Congress
Unit 7: The Presidency
Unit 8: The Bureaucracy
Unit 9: The Judiciary
Unit 10: Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Unit 11: Interest Groups
Unit 12: Media and Politics
Unit 13: Political Parties
Unit 14: Campaigns and Elections
Unit 15: Economic and Domestic Policy
Unit 16: Foreign Policy and National Security

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285857666 | ISBN-13: 9781285857664

    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

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ePack: The Enduring Democracy, Loose-leaf Version, 4th + MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305701127  | ISBN-13: 9781305701120

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • The Enduring Democracy
    List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25
  • MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Dautrich/Yalof's The Enduring Democracy
    List Price = $80.00  | CengageBrain Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00


Bundle: The Enduring Democracy, Loose-leaf Version, 4th + MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305700554 | ISBN-13:  9781305700550

List Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • The Enduring Democracy
    List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25
  • MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kenneth Dautrich

Professor Kenneth Dautrich (Ph.D., Rutgers University) teaches public opinion and public policy in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on public opinion about the news media and free expression rights. He has authored a number of books and articles including THE FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT (Roman and Littlefield, 2008), THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND THE MEDIA IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and HOW THE NEWS MEDIA FAIL THE AMERICAN VOTER (Columbia University Press, 1999). He is currently finishing a book entitled THE PARADOX OF PUBLIC OPINION (Oxford University Press). Dautrich has conducted many public polls on media, voting, and public policy issues for organizations such as Time Magazine, The Freedom Forum, and a variety of state and federal government agencies. He has been a research fellow at The Freedom Forum's Media Studies Center and Rutgers University's Heldrich Center. He has also served as policy advisor for Governor Jodi Rell. His research on public attitudes about the First Amendment has been supported by the Media Studies Center and the Knight Foundation.

David Yalof

David A. Yalof (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; B.A. and J.D., University of Virginia) is Professor and Department Head of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. His expertise and teaching and research interests include constitutional law, judicial politics, and the presidency. Professor Yalof is the author of PURSUIT OF JUSTICES: PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND THE SELECTION OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEES, winner of the American Political Science Association's Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the Best Book on the Presidency. He is also the co-author of THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND THE MEDIA IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION (with Kenneth Dautrich) and THE FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT: THE DIGITAL MEDIA, CIVIC EDUCATION, AND FREE EXPRESSION RIGHTS IN AMERICA'S HIGH SCHOOLS (also with Ken Dautrich). Dr. Yalof has written numerous articles for publications such as Political Research Quarterly, Judicature, and Constitutional Commentary. His most recent work, PROSECUTION AMONG FRIENDS: PRESIDENTS, ATTORNEYS GENERAL, AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH WRONGDOING was published by the Texas A & M University Press. He is currently working on a book-length project examining the role that constitutional precedents played in the recent debate over health care reform.