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MindTap Political Science for The Enduring Democracy 5th Edition

Kenneth Dautrich, David A. Yalof, Christina Bejarano

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MindTap® Political Science for The Enduring Democracy, 5th Edition, is an online learning solution combining the full text’s readings with multimedia, activities and assessments, and features that keep your course as current as you’d like. Our KnowNow American Government blog is updated 3 times a week with current events and related discussion questions, automatically making MindTap up-to-date with today’s news. Faculty can use MindTap as a turnkey solution or easily customize by adding up-to-the-minute news stories, YouTube videos, RSS feeds, or their own documents directly within it. Students will appreciate that with MindTap everything is in one place: the eBook, activities, flashcards, quizzes, dictionary, and more -- making study time more efficient. MindTap will even read the book aloud to them if they are on the go! For complete details about MindTap for THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, visit

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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Watch and Consider – Introduction Video with Quiz. The videos show two sides of an argument, giving students a view from each perspective while presenting the relevant data. Each video is followed by a short multiple choice, auto-graded quiz with questions asking students to consider the information presented in the video.

eBook for The Enduring Democracy, 5th edition. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Who Are You? exercises encourage students to consider how their own views and assumptions (and in some cases, biases) shape their positions on contemporary issues in American politics, allowing them to take a poll to discover how their views compare with other subgroups, or with the population as a whole.

Focus Activities including Primary Source and Video Activities tied closely with Learning Outcomes. These activities combine the richness of primary source materials with a learn-by-doing approach to ensure students internalize the material.

Analyze and Apply – Interactive Infographic with Quiz. Students practice their data literacy skills in this exercise. They review an interactive infographic and are asked to answer a series of multiple choice questions interpreting the data.

Wrap it Up Quiz – 25-question final chapter quiz. Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every chapter which will improve course outcomes.

The American Government KnowNow Blog. The KnowNow Blog closes every chapter to ensure all students have a current, real-world view into the concepts covered.
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