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  • Ebook
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $35.00
  • May 2017
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-63058-9
  • 760 pages
  • License Term (days): 180
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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    Benjamin Ginsberg (Author, The Johns Hopkins University), Theodore J. Lowi (Author, Cornell University), Caroline J. Tolbert (Author, University of Iowa), Margaret Weir (Author, University of California, Berkeley)


    Politics is relevant and participation matters.

    We the People, Eleventh Edition, sets a new standard for showing how government affects students lives and why it matters who participates. The Who Are Americans? theme has been expanded to highlight how Americans from different backgrounds experience politics, and new Who Participates? infographics get students thinking critically about who shapes American politics. The textbook, InQuizitive course, and free coursepack are organized around chapter learning goals to ensure students learn the nuts and bolts of American government.


    Unmatched in showing students how government affects their lives

    Each chapter in the Eleventh Edition opens and closes with an example that gives students direct, personal reasons to care about politics. What Government Does and Why It Matters features at the start of each chapter shows students why they should care about the chapters topic. Politics and Your Future sections explore the political opportunities and challenges that result from social, political, demographic, and technological change. The conclusions reinforce the reasons why government matters and prompt students to consider how political change will impact their future.  

    A focus on how Americans from different backgrounds experience—and shape—American politics

    The Eleventh Edition provides a twenty-first century perspective on the ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, wealth, age, religion, and geography intersect with government and politics. New and expanded sections in key chapters explore recent changes in demographics and group politics. New Who Participates? infographics show how different groups shape politics. Who Are Americans? infographics show how Americans from different backgrounds experience politics.  

    The most current coverage, including extensive analysis of the 2016 election

    The Eleventh Edition contains over 20 pages of analysis, supported by numerous graphics, of the 2016 elections. Coauthor Caroline J. Tolbert continues to integrate thorough coverage of how digital media and the Internet influence American politics, including the growing importance of social media shaping the 2016 elections. New and expanded coverage of current issues such as changes on the Supreme Court help students interpret major political events they may have encountered in the news.  

    Flexible, effective resources, including InQuizitive, ensure mastery of important concepts

    With the Eleventh Edition, the text's chapter goals are tied even more closely to learning objectives. Extensive in-text review sections organized around Chapter Goals include section outlines, practice quiz questions, key terms, recommendations for further reading, and a guide to related online resources. Student success in meeting the Chapter Goals is facilitated by InQuizitive, the free Norton Coursepack, and the enhanced Norton ebook.  

      Part I: Foundations
      Chapter 1: Introduction: The Citizen and Government
      Chapter 2: The Founding and the Constitution
      Chapter 3: Federalism

      Chapter 4: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights


      Part II: Politics
      Chapter 5: Public Opinion
      Chapter 6: The Media
      Chapter 7: Political Parties, Participation, and Elections

      Chapter 8: Interest Groups


      Part III: Institutions
      Chapter 9: Congress
      Chapter 10: The Presidency
      Chapter 11: Bureaucracy

      Chapter 12: The Federal Courts


      Part IV: Policy
      Chapter 13: Domestic Policy
      Chapter 14: Foreign Policy