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GOVT, 8th Edition

  • includes GOVT Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Edward I. Sidlow
  • Beth Henschen
  • ISBN-10: 1305660811
  • ISBN-13: 9781305660816
  • 464 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Through ongoing research into students' workflows and preferences, GOVT 8 from 4LTR Press combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards, and an innovative online experience – all at an affordable price. New for this edition, students explore GOVT anywhere, anytime, and on most devices with GOVT Online! With the intuitive StudyBits™ functionality, students study more effectively and can visually monitor their own progress. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, GOVT 8 with GOVT Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your American Government course. GOVT Onlinefeatures Major Players in American Government profiles, Internet Resources graphics, and other interactive graphics from the text for students to use while studying key course concepts.

Features

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution, which offers study tools and the full text narrative, all delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of student's workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, students have their choice of format all at the same affordable price.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.

Reviews

“I used all aspects of the 4LTR Press solutions. I found them very helpful study tools.”
— Consuelo Seda, Valencia Community College

About the Author

Edward I. Sidlow

Edward Sidlow is professor of political science at Eastern Michigan University and EMU's faculty representative to the NCAA. Sidlow received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1979. He teaches broadly in the area of American politics and has published two books on Congress in addition to numerous articles in professional journals. Prior to his work at EMU, Sidlow served on the faculties of Arizona State University, Miami (OH) University, and Northwestern University, and was an academic administrator at Loyola University Chicago. He has won awards for outstanding teaching at Miami, Northwestern, and EMU, and is often called upon by print and electronic media for political analysis.

Beth Henschen

Beth Henschen received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and was a faculty member in the departments of political science at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago before joining the faculty at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches courses in American government, judicial politics, and civil rights and liberties, and has been the recipient of several awards for teaching excellence. Her articles have appeared in numerous professional journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Politics Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Judicature, Policy Studies Review, and Political Research Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Skill Prep: A Study Skills Module
Take Action: A Guide to Political Participation
Part I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM.
1. America in the 21st Century.
2. The Constitution.
3. Federalism.
Part II: OUR LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS.
4. Civil Liberties.
5. Civil Rights.
Part III: THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY.
6. Interest Groups.
7. Political Parties.
8. Public Opinion and Voting.
9. Campaigns and Elections.
10. Politics and the Media.
Part IV: INSTITUTIONS.
11. Congress.
12. The Presidency.
13. The Bureaucracy.
14. The Judiciary.
Part V: PUBLIC POLICY.
15. Domestic Policy.
16. Foreign Policy.
Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence.
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix C: Federalist Papers No. 10 and No. 51.
Appendix D: Information on U.S. Presidents. (ONLINE)
Appendix E: Party Control of Congress since 1900. (ONLINE)

New to this edition

  • NEW 4LTR PRESS ONLINE: Created through a deep investigation of students' challenges and workflows both broadly and in American Government, GOVT 8 (with Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) Online enables students to study how and when they want−including on their devices! Students will xplore fun facts about the major players in our government; visually organize the themes of each chapter with interactive timelines; and study with interactive tables and figures from the text! With the unique StudyBits™ functionality, students easily collect notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content. With intuitive tagging and filtering options, they maximize their study efforts as they make and review flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content, and track their progress all in one place. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, GOVT 8 with GOVT Online engages students of all generations and learning styles.
  • Revised America at Odds, Join the Debate, and Perception versus Reality features provide timely new examples of relevant topics for student understanding of government today.
  • Content has been updated to include: details on the 2016 presidential candidates; discussion of Supreme Court decisions through June 2015; developments in the latest civil rights issues and concerns; and much more!
  • The Internet Resources chapter-ending box has been moved to GOVT Online, and 2 key web sites from each chapter have been added Online as a quick-view guide for students interested in exploring these sites.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

GOVT Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305662105 | ISBN-13: 9781305662100)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want. Every question has undergone a series of accuracy checks and anti-piracy reviews, as well as a multi-point inspection to remove weak question options (e.g. all answers are correct), sharpen ambiguous questions, and ensure balanced coverage of major course concpets, difficulty levels, and Bloom's Taxonomy. The test bank questions form the basis for the assessments in the GOVT Online product, and are different from the Practice Quizzes available for students.

LMS Integrated GOVT Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130566695X | ISBN-13: 9781305666955)

Cengage Learning has partnered with leading LMS providers to deliver seamless access to our premier learning solutions from the environment that is most comfortable and familiar to you and your students. This allows students get up and running quickly and for you to enhance and customize your course with learning activities that will elevate thinking and improve course outcomes.

Student Supplements

GOVT Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305662105 | ISBN-13: 9781305662100)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want. Every question has undergone a series of accuracy checks and anti-piracy reviews, as well as a multi-point inspection to remove weak question options (e.g. all answers are correct), sharpen ambiguous questions, and ensure balanced coverage of major course concpets, difficulty levels, and Bloom's Taxonomy. The test bank questions form the basis for the assessments in the GOVT Online product, and are different from the Practice Quizzes available for students.

LMS Integrated GOVT Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130566695X | ISBN-13: 9781305666955)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with its MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience for you through the learning management system (LMS) you already use. We've made it easier for you to complete your coursework all through a single-sign-on environment to your LMS.