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This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle. Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets. Download the app for your device and start reading for free.'The Boundless Political Science textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook...
This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle. Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets. Download the app for your device and start reading for free.
'The Boundless Political Science textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the rich and varied subject of Political Science. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.
This textbook covers:
American Politics -- Forms of Government, Function of Government, Who is American?, The Tenets of American Democracy, Political Ideology
The Constitution and the Founding of America -- The First American Government, The Constitutional Convention, The Constitution, Ratification of the Constitution, Amending the Constitution
Federalism -- Federalism in the Constitution, Fiscal Federalism, History of Federalism, Federalism Today
Civil Liberties -- Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights, The First Amendment: The Right to Freedom of Religion, Expression, Press, and Assembly, The Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms, The Right to Privacy, The Rights of the Accused, Terrorism and Security
Civil Rights -- Slavery and Civil Rights, The Civil Rights Movement, The Women's Rights Movement, Other Groups' Civil Rights, Affirmative Action
Public Opinion -- Public Opinion, Forming Public Opinion, Measuring Public Opinion
Interest Groups -- Interest Groups, Interest Group Strategies, Types of Interest Groups, Regulating Interest Groups, Interest Group Strategies, What Makes Interest Groups Successful?, Political Parties, The Two Party System, History of Political Parties, Party Functions, Party Organization, Minor Political Parties, Political Parties Today
Campaigns and Elections -- Elections, Modern Political Campaign, Candidates, Presidential Elections, How Voters Decide, Recent Elections, The Role of Money in Campaigns and Elections
Political Participation and Voting -- Voting as Political Participation, Why People Vote, Voter Turnout, Who Votes?
Media -- The Role of Media in Politics, Regulation of the Media, Media and Campaigns, Media Bias, News Coverage
Congress -- Nature and Function of Congress, Organization of Congress, The Legislative Function, The Budgeting Function, The Oversight Function, Congressional Elections, How Congressmen Decide
Presidency -- The Powers of the Presidency, The Organization and Institution of the Presidency, The President's Many Roles
Bureaucracy -- Bureaucracy, The Organization of Bureaucracy, Function of Bureaucracy, Bureaucratic Reform
The Judiciary -- The American Legal System, Origins of American Law, Federal Court System, Judicial Review and Policy Making, Federal Judicial Appointments