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Gateways to Democracy: An Introduction to American Government, Essentials

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  • Sales Rank:364,522
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:640
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2
  • Dimensions (in):1 x 7.1 x 8.9
  • Publication Date:January 1, 2011
  • ISBN:0495906190
  • EAN:9780495906193
  • ASIN:0495906190
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Features:
  • GATEWAYS and Supreme Court cases: Each chapter features a Supreme Court case to illustrate the constitutional and legal context in which American democracy has evolved. Critical-thinking questions at the end of the section tie the case to the chapter's content and the book's themes of gateways, responsiveness, and equality.
  • GATEWAYS and critical thinking: In each chapter, focus questions at the beginning, marginal questions throughout, and interpretive conclusions at the end ask students to evaluate American democracy in terms of responsiveness and equality. These features sharpen students' analytical skills and encourage them to begin evaluating the success of the American system.
  • Gateways and Public Policy: Public policy is incorporated in a policy section in each chapter rather appearing in standalone chapters at the end of the book. Each chapter highlights one issue such as environmental, economic, social, or foreign policy--related to the chapter topic. Students learn how policy is an integral part of each aspect of American government, how inputs affect outcomes, and how the policy-making process can serve as a gateway to citizen participation. The text's flexibility allows instructors to focus as much on policy as their syllabus requires.
  • GATEWAYS and student engagement: Chapter-opening paragraphs spotlight college students who have used a gateway in the democratic system to effect change. Subjects come from a variety of backgrounds. Examples include activist Gregory Watson who spearheaded the 27th Amendment (the Constitution chapter); political analyst Nate Silver from fivethirtyeight.com (the public opinion chapter); and Supreme Court case plaintiff Jennifer Gratz of Gratz vs. Bollinger (the judiciary chapter). Accompanying focus questions tie directly into chapter learning objectives and encourage critical thinking. These questions prompt students to assess government, especially in terms of government responsiveness and citizen equality.


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Synopsis
GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY, ESSENTIALS begins and ends with student engagement. This new textbook by authors John G. Geer, Wendy J. Schiller, Jeffrey A. Segal, and Dana K. Glencross peels back the layers of the American political system to expose its inner workings and examine how competing interests can both facilitate and block the people's will. The authors provide a realistic yet optimistic view of the ways American Government can both be influenced by students and responsive to their hopes and dreams. GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY covers the core concepts required in an introductory course while challenging students to figure out their own standards for the society in which they want to live in the twenty-first century.

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