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The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, The Essentials, 9th Edition

  • includes Aplia Printed Access Card
  • Kenneth Janda Northwestern University
  • Jeffrey M. Berry Tufts University
  • Jerry Goldman IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Deborah Schildkraut Tufts University
  • Kevin W. Hula Loyola University Maryland
  • ISBN-10: 1133602304  |  ISBN-13: 9781133602309
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

This edition of THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, THE ESSENTIALS introduces new co-author Deborah Schildkraut to this stellar author team. 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 condensed edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of Obama's historical presidency and coverage and analysis of the 2012 presidential primary campaign and election. Using a systematic, easy to follow approach, chapters and subheadings are numbered and organized by learning outcomes. Students can test their knowledge of learning outcomes using end of chapter "Assessing Your Understanding" questions, and then further reinforce learning with the critical-thinking questions with Aplia. Organized by chapter, Aplia provides students immediate, detailed explanations and helps them come to class better prepared for discussion with assignments that are automatically graded. NEW PREMIUM CONTENT IN MindTap FOR JANUARY 2014: DATA INFOGRAPHICS! Explore current American Government topics in a visually-stimulating way with these beautifully designed, up to date pdfs that simplify new analytical data such as the 2013 government shutdown and the ever-increasing powers of the American president. These NEW Data Infographics are automatically added to this book's MindTap learning path.

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Features and Benefits

  • This “ESSENTIALS” version of THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY combines the first two chapters of the original text into single opening chapter “Dilemmas of Democracy,” and combines the three policy chapters into a single closing chapter, “Policymaking and the Budget.” Material on Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media have also been combined into a single chapter, as have the chapters covering Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections.
  • THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, THE ESSENTIALS can be packaged with Aplia, which offers students automatically graded homework assignments. Organized by chapter, Aplia helps provide 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.
  • A balanced look at the Obama presidency.
  • The “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. This gives students an important international perspective for today’s increasingly interconnected world.
  • The “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

1. Dilemmas of Democracy.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media.
5. Participation and Voting.
6. Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections.
7. Interest Groups.
8. Congress.
9. The Presidency.
10. The Bureaucracy.
11. The Courts.
12. Order and Civil Liberties.
13. Equality and Civil Rights.
14. Policymaking and the Budget.

What's New

  • Learning outcomes have been added to each chapter, correlated to each chapter section opener. Learning outcomes are listed at the beginning of each chapter and repeated at the relevant heading in the body of the chapter.
  • Each chapter concludes with a self-quiz, “Assessing Your Understanding,” to allow students to test their knowledge and understanding of the chapter material. Questions are organized by section openers in the chapter.
  • Aplia icons appear in the marginal column of the chapter text, prompting students to visit Aplia to complete a problem set related to the corresponding chapter content.
  • Critical-thinking questions have been added to the boxed features “Politics of Global Change” and “Compared with What?” to allow students to assess their comprehension of the boxed material and see how it relates to the chapter subject matter.
  • Coverage and analysis of the 2012 presidential primary campaign and election.
  • New and updated material on current events such as the continuing economic crisis, the debate over healthcare reform, and the events of Arab spring, among others.
  • Chapter summaries are provided in a bullet-point format and organized by chapter subheadings to facilitate student mastery of each chapter section.

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“The most important strength of this book for me is that my students have ranked it higher than any other major American Government text. -The book is not biased one way or another. -It covers all the main subjects in a readable manner and has excellent online resources. -The authors continuously work on improving the text.”

— Farzeen Nasri, Ventura College

“This book is a very comprehensive, yet readable, text on American Government. It is balanced analytically and has extensive online resources. It has been the number one choice among hundreds of my students who have compared it to other major texts.”

— Thomas Bowen, Gloucester Community College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

Deborah Schildkraut

Deborah Schildkraut (Ph.D., Princeton, 2000) is professor of political science at Tufts University. Her research and publications focus on public opinion and political psychology in the United States, with an emphasis on issues related to race, ethnicity, identity, and immigration. She is the recipient of the Robert E. Lane award for the best book in political psychology published in 2011 by the Political Psychology Organized Section of the American Political Science Association-AMERICANISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PUBLIC OPINION IN THE AGE OF IMMIGRATION (Cambridge University Press). She has also served on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Study. Her teaching includes Introduction to American Politics, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Political Science Research Methods, Political Representation, and the Politics of Ethnicity and American Identity.

Kevin W. Hula

Kevin W. Hula (Ph.D., Harvard 1994) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland, where he teaches the introductory American Government course, as well as courses in the presidency, intelligence organizations, and interest groups. His research is in interest groups and the executive branch. He is author of Lobbying Together: Interest Group Coalitions in Legislative Politics, for which he received the Emerging Scholar Award from the APSA’s Political Organizations and Parties section.