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The Enduring Democracy, 3rd Edition

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  • Kenneth Dautrich University of Connecticut
  • David Yalof University of Connecticut
  • ISBN-10: 1133942342  |  ISBN-13: 9781133942344
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

en•dur•ing adj. 1. long-lasting; continuing; durable. 2. having forbearance; patient. Does it seem as though Congress and the race for the Presidency are more combative and paralyzed than ever before? Is the new media revolution really new? Will federalism survive the polarizing immigration debate? The binding message of THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY is "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Authors Ken Dautrich and David Yalof remind readers that history repeats itself--that the huge debates and issues of our time have played out in earlier times, yet we are still here. . . due to the "enduring" nature of American democracy. Placing American government in a historical perspective provides students with an understanding of how our democracy has endured over time and helps them gain greater appreciation for both its flaws and successes. This new edition is shorter, more focused on the "Then & Now" narrative in each chapter, and contains more critical thinking and quizzing designed to help students better grasp the relevance of the subject. Available with Aplia, Cengage Learning's premiere online critical thinking and learning system which reinforces and assesses learning outcomes--helping students understand the basic foundations of American government and why it all matters. Strong pedagogy, current examples, and engaging media--including videos--help students learn more and better prepare for class, while saving you time in grading and reporting student progress. 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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Table of Contents

1. The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.
2. The Founding and the Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights, Equality, and Social Movements.
6. Congress.
7. The Presidency.
8. The Bureaucracy.
9. The Judiciary.
10. Public Opinion.
11. Interest Groups.
12. The Media and Politics.
13. Political Parties and Voting.
14. Campaigns and Elections.
15. Domestic Policy.
16. Foreign Policy.

What's New

  • Now organized around a more manageable and focused 16 chapters.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated to include analysis and results of the 2012 elections.
  • We have moved to a "Then and Now" orientation--setting up each chapter in an historical framework that helps students better see the relationship between historical and current events and their connection with a basic concept in American government.
  • Interactive "Fact or Fiction?" exercises appear at the start of each chapter and are answered ("Is the statement true? Is it false?") within the body of the chapter where the topic is discussed.
  • New "Point to Ponder" exercises actively engage students.
  • "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same" boxes focus on American government from an historical perspective. These boxes include critical-thinking questions.
  • "Putting It All Together" end-of-chapter sections feature "Summary with Self-Test" multiple-choice and critical-thinking questions that tie in with the chapter topics.
  • "The Connections App" is an interactive web app that helps students better understand the relationship between historical and current events and their connection with basic concepts.
  • "From Your Perspective" feature provides a student-focused look at the topics presented in each chapter followed by critical-thinking questions, encouraging students to consider their own views.
  • "Check the List" boxes present a "Top Ten" list of people, places, events, and issues.

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Reviews

". . . a text book that provides a strong foundation [for] students, which will also help them understand concepts through the up to date information and examples provided within each chapters. In addition the text provides both historical background information as well as global perspectives and examples. The text is not biased and will provide students with many aspects to consider while studying government and politics."

— Donna Hooper, North Central Texas College

"This is an excellent text for instructors who are looking to provide historical context to their introductory American Government classes. Students often fail to see the relevance of history to their lives. This text shows that our contemporary governmental institutions are rooted in historical development that shapes the nature of our democracy. This is shown through case studies that highlight both how processes and institutions evolve and how they also retain much of their same character over time. The clear, conversational style of writing makes this an ideal addition to introductory classes aimed at non-political science majors."

— Wes Leckrone, Weider University

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— Tracy Cook, Central Texas College

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— Christi Dayley, Weatherford College

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CourseMate with American Government NewsWatch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285061462 | ISBN-13: 9781285061467)

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Latino-American Politics Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1285184297 | ISBN-13: 9781285184296)

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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.