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By Barbara A. Bardes; II Mack C. Shelley; Steefen W. Schmidt; Larry N. Gerston; Terry Christensen

AMERICAN govt AND POLITICS this day: THE necessities 2011-2012 version conjures up scholars to affix the fascinating strategy of being lively, proficient electorate. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt offer an impartial and concisely equipped evaluate of this crucial topic, up to date with whole Election 2010 assurance and the newest at the financial downturn and restoration coverage. The text's primary topic remains to be the significance of engaging in energetic citizenship, emphasizing continuous severe brooding about political matters, and inspiring scholars to get entangled within the political procedure. With a prepared knowing of the desires and pursuits of modern day scholars, the authors contain considerable present examples, together with elevated insurance of the effect of the net and different media, to stimulate studying and pleasure. The textual content is redesigned for even larger reader attraction.

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Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. CHAPTER 1 • The Democratic Republic 7 To Your Death Later in life, you may have health problems. One way or another, the government provides 50 percent of all health-care spending, and that is even without President Barack Obama’s new health-care plan. Much of that spending comes from the federal Medicare program, which funds health care for almost everyone over the age of sixty-five.

Feature that opened this chapter. That the Greek philosopher Aristotle Although voting is extremely important, it is only one of the ways favored enlightened authoritarianism that citizens can exercise their political influence. Americans can also over democracy, which to him meant join a political organization or interest group, stage a protest, or donate mob rule. funds to a political campaign or cause. There are countless ways to become me involved. Informed participation begins with knowledge, however, and this text aims to provide you with a strong foundation in American government and politics.

The military may rule, as in Myanmar (formerly Burma). In all of these examples, the individual or group running the country cannot be removed by legal means. Freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial are typically absent. Dictatorial governments often torture or execute their opponents. Such regimes may also suppress freedom of religion. In short, protection from the violence of domestic criminals or foreign armies is not enough. Citizens also need protection from abuses of power by the government.

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