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  • April 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-67494-1
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      1. Introduction: Representation and Governance

      2. The Founding and the Constitution

      3. Federalism and the Separation of Powers

      4. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights



      5. Congress

      6. The Presidency

      7. The Executive Branch

      8. The Federal Courts



      9.  Public Opinion and the Media

      10. Elections

      11. Political Parties

      12. Groups and Interests


      PART 4: POLICY

      13. Introduction to Public Policy

      14. Foreign Policy