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The Enduring Democracy 5th Edition

Kenneth Dautrich | David A. Yalof | Christina Bejarano

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THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, 5TH EDITION looks at how problems and controversies characterizing American government today were successfully tackled in America's past. Content examines how changing demographics have affected America’s political landscape. Updates cover the 2016 election and challenges facing the new administration. Coverage examines racial tensions, analyzes the policy agenda in the final two years of the Obama administration, and reviews how Clinton’s and Trump’s election campaigns shaped the political environment. Readers examine President Obama's executive orders on immigration and gun control as well as current domestic and foreign policy events. An option with MindTap® online learning solutions is available.

Kenneth Dautrich, University of Connecticut

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 A. Yalof, University of Connecticut

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. Dr. 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.

Christina Bejarano, University of Kansas

Christina E. Bejarano (Ph.D. and M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., University of North Texas) is an associate professor of political science at the University of Kansas. Her research and teaching interests are in American politics, especially the areas of gender, race/ethnicity, and political behavior. She is particularly interested in studying the conditions under which racial/ethnic minorities and women successfully compete for U.S. electoral office, which is reflected in her book, The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race, and Political Success (University of Texas Press, 2013). Her work also focuses on how racial/ethnic minorities and women can shape or influence the current electoral environment, as shown in her book, The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics (Routledge Press, 2014). Professor Bejarano has also written journal articles for publication in Political Research Quarterly and Politics & Gender.

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  • Each chapter starts with a "Who are You?" exercise that encourages students to consider how their own views, assumptions, and, in some cases, biases, shape their positions on contemporary issues in American politics. These boxes help to orient students from the outset in a framework that focuses on the nation's changing demographics. This feature is fully brought to life in an eye-opening digital exercise through integration into MindTap® Political Science.
  • "Then and Now" boxes give ample attention to the premise that American political history has a habit of repeating itself. Students see how "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" through examples of contemporary problems and controversies that have been identified, tackled, and in some cases resolved in earlier years. These boxes include critical-thinking questions.
  • "From Your Perspective" features provide a student-focused look at the topics presented in each chapter, followed by critical-thinking questions, encouraging students to consider their own views and find opportunities to get involved in their communities and American politics.

The Enduring Democracy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
1. Introduction to the Enduring Democracy
2. The Founding and the Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights, Equality, and Social Movements.
Part II: INSTITUTIONS.
6. Congress.
7. The Presidency.
8. The Federal Bureaucracy.
9. The Judiciary.
Part III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR.
10. Public Opinion.
11. Interest Groups.
12. The Media and American Politics.
13. Political Parties and Voting.
14. Campaigns and Elections.
Part IV: PUBLIC POLICY.
15. American Domestic Policy.
16. American Foreign Policy.

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