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American Government: Politics and Political Culture, 4th ed.

Lyons and Scheb (Atomic Dog Publishing, 2007)

American Government: Politics and Political CultureAmerican Government: Politics and Political Culture provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics with emphasis on the political values, expectations, and beliefs of American citizens. 

Table of Contents

PART 1. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN POLITICS
1. The Political Culture of American Democracy
2. The Development of American Constitutional Democracy
3. Federalism: A Nation of States
4. Civil Liberties and Individual Freedom
5. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Equality

PART 2. THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE
6. Public Opinion in American Politics
7. Popular Participation in Politics
8. Political Parties
9. Interest Groups
10. The Mass Media
11. Campaigns and Elections

PART 3. INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
12. Congress
13. The Presidency
14. The Federal Courts
15. The Federal Bureaucracy

PART 4. PUBLIC POLICY
16. Domestic Policy and the Policy-Making Process
17. Economic Policy
18. Foreign Policy and National Defense

Appendix A. The Declaration of Independence
Appendix B. The Articles of Confederation
Appendix C. The United States Constitution
Appendix D. Results of Presidential Elections
Appendix E. Supreme Court Justices.