American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship

Citizenship

This exciting new American government text asks students to think about what U.S.citizenship really means. Unique chapters on citizenship and civic culture focus on thoughtful, selfless consideration of issues and on civic participation as essential components of good citizenship.

 

Democracy

American Government and Politics is based on the idea of deliberative democracy: the belief that political systems work best when informed citizens and public officials deliberate to identify and promote the common good.

 

History

Like most other texts, a discussion of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and federalism is included. Unlike most other texts, however, American Government and Politics features broad coverage of the principles of the founding and emphasizes the Federalist Papers and other writings of the founding era.

 

Available in three versions:

  • Comprehensive (paperback):
    American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Election Update
    Joseph M. Bessette and John J. Pitney, Jr.
    ISBN: 978-0-495-90519-6 | 768 Pages | Paperbound | ©2012

  • No Separate Policy Chapters (paperback):
    American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Election Update
    Joseph M. Bessette and John J. Pitney, Jr.
    ISBN: 978-0-495-90518-0 | Pages 608 | Paperbound | ©2012

  • Texas Edition:
    American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Texas Edition
    Joseph M. Bessette,  John J. Pitney, Jr., Lyle C. Brown, Joyce A. Langenegger, Sonia R. Garcia, Ted Lewis, and Robert E. Biles
    ISBN: 978-0-495-90588-2 | Pages 992 | Hardbound | ©2012

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