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  • Hardcover + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $114.00
  • December 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-67957-1
  • 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—now more than ever

    With fresh insight from new co-author Andrea Campbell, We the People, Twelfth Edition, once again sets the standard for showing students how government impacts their lives and why it matters who participates. Campbell relates true, personal stories of how government affects ordinary citizens. This focus is reinforced by the book’s signature “Who Are Americans?” and “Who Participates?” features which motivate critical thinking about how Americans experience and shape politics. Learning goals ensure that students maintain consistent focus on core concepts in the text, in its companion InQuizitive learning tool, and in supporting critical-thinking exercises.


    New coauthor Andrea Campbell shows students how government affects their lives

    Since the first edition, relevance has been central to We the People. The Twelfth Edition takes this to the next level by incorporating the work of Andrea Campbell. Her teaching and writing focus on clarifying concepts and getting students to care about government and politics. Campbell’s students are not political science majors and don’t easily see how politics affects their lives. Her mission is to show them why it matters.

    Campbell brings her citizen-oriented perspective to key chapters

    Beyond her new chapter openers and “What Do We Want?” conclusions, Andrea Campbell’s passion for politics and government draws students in as she clearly articulates how government affects Americans’ lives.

    InQuizitive, and Norton’s flexible, effective resources ensure mastery of key concepts

    The Norton suite of resources for We the People includes tools that help students understand the reading and apply what they’ve learned. This helps ensure they arrive better prepared for lecture. Assessing students is easy with a variety of activities created specifically to complement the book.  

    Rich coverage of how different Americans experience—and shape—politics

    The Twelfth Edition provides a 21st-century perspective on the ways race, ethnicity, gender, wealth, age, religion, and geography intersect with government and politics.


      Part I: Foundations

      1.         American Political Culture

      2.         The Founding and the Constitution

      3.         Federalism

      4.         Civil Liberties

      5.         Civil Rights


      Part II: Politics

      6.         Public Opinion

      7.         The Media

      8.         Political Participation and Voting

      9.         Political Parties

      10.       Campaigns and Elections

      11.       Groups and Interests


      Part III: Institutions

      12.       Congress

      13.       The Presidency

      14.       Bureaucracy in a Democracy

      15.       The Federal Courts



      16.       Government and the Economy

      17.       Social Policy

      18.       Foreign Policy and Democracy



      The Declaration of Independence

      The Articles of Confederation

      The Constitution of the United States of America

      Amendments to the Constitution

      The Federalist Papers

      The Anti-Federalist Papers

      Presidents and Vice Presidents