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Keeping The Republic

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 9781506365565
Genre : Political Science
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Keeping the Republic, The Essentials is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.

Keeping The Republic

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 9781483352756
Genre : Political Science
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In Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright draw readers into the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about “who gets what, and how” and exploring twin themes of power and citizenship. Every element of the book is crafted to provide the tools readers need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear. In this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer and teacher Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics, presenting information in new, more revealing ways, making it an ideal resource for those who want to take an active part in their communities and government. This Essentials version provides the comprehensive coverage of the Full version, but does not include the chapters on policy or the state and local politics chapter.

Keeping The Republic

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 9781483304717
Genre : Political Science
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Artfully weaving in the analytic theme of "power" and the evaluative theme of "citizenship," Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright deftly draw students into thinking critically about how and why institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in American politics. Every section and feature in the book has one goal in mind: to get students to think analytically and be skeptical of received wisdom. Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics is now a Media Edition. Students receive FREE access to an enhanced ebook with purchase of a print copy. Through a series of icons, students link to multimedia—audio, video, data, articles, reference, and CQ Researcher reports—right on the page where a topic is discussed. Instructors will appreciate the ebook's assessment functionality with answers to quizzes and critical thinking questions feeding a gradebook. It's an enhanced, enriching, and interactive learning experience.

Keeping The Republic

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 9781452242071
Genre : Political Science
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Whether reading today's political news blog or last century's speeches on suffrage, sifting facts from hyperbole and analysis from opinion is a real challenge for students. Keeping the Republic's lively discussion of "who gets what and how" develops their critical thinking abilities so they aren't just memorizing details or passively reading. Every section and every feature in the book has one goal in mind: to get students to think critically and be skeptical of received wisdom. Serving as a true aid to teachers, each chapter is designed to build the students' analytical abilities. By introducing them to the seminal work in the field and showing them how to employ the themes of power and citizenship, this proven text builds confidence in students who want to take an active part in their communities and government- to play their part in keeping the republic, and to consider the consequences of that engagement (or lack thereof). In this fifth edition, students will find discussion of the Obama administration’s early successes and setbacks, of how Congress fared under Democratic majorities, of the 2010 midterm election results, and of the lasting and lingering effects of the Great Recession, health care reform passage, two ongoing wars, the BP oil spill, and a fast-changing mass media climate. Bright, bold colors give the book’s new interior design a jumpstart. Bigger photos visually grab students, but it’s the innovative treatment of key terms, the ability to discern the chapter’s structure from clear headings, and the colorful, but cohesive layout of the features that compel students to read every page. Successful teachers know that pedagogy matters in the classroom. Barbour and Wright have carefully crafted each sidebar, box, and profile to further students’ analytic sensibilities and develop critical thinking skills. • What’s at Stake?-What’s at Stake Revisited vignettes bookend each chapter asking students to think about what people are struggling to get from politics and how the rules affect the outcome of that struggle. • Consider the Source unpacks a method for assessing different types of political information: look for bias, lay out the argument, uncover evidence, and sort out political implications. • Who are We? graphically displays a wealth of demographic data. Students evaluate charts, figures, and maps to explore the effect diversity plays on our ideas of government’s role in our lives. • Profiles in Citizenship feature advice about the various ways students can enter public life and make a difference. Insight from figures such as Sandra Day O’Connor, Bill Richardson, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Maher captivate students’ imagination. • Who, What, How, and WHEN timelines show how key issues in our politi-cal history wax and wane as power shifts and opportunities arise. Instructors will also appreciate the additional elements strategically placed throughout the text that support close and engaged reading: • Marginal glossary definitions allow students to easily reference key terms. • Thinking Outside the Box questions challenge students’ assumptions and provoke thoughtful responses and discussion. • To Sum Up sections at the end of chapters include a list of key terms, bulleted list summaries, quiz questions, and suggestions of print, video, and online resources that students might read, watch, or click on.

Keeping The Republic

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 9781506362168
Genre : Political Science
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.

Keeping The Republic Power And Citizenship In American Politics Brief Edition Seventh Edition

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 1506349951
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Keeping The Republic

Author : Mitch Daniels
ISBN : 9781101552148
Genre : Political Science
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Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the delegates had created. His reply to the crowd: "A republic, if you can keep it." Now America's most respected governor explains just how close we've come to losing the republic, and how we can restore it to greatness. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has been called "the most presidential man in America." He has brought more change to his state in a few years than most see in decades. During his tenure, Daniels turned a $700 million deficit into a billion dollar surplus, balanced Indiana's budget even during the recession, converted its once unattractive business climate into one of the strongest for private sector job growth. The Hoosier state is now a model of good and efficient governance. Its public sector payroll is now the smallest per capita in the nation. And yet services have improved across the board. Even its Bureau of Motor Vehicles -- the ultimate symbol of dysfunctional bureaucracy - has been rated the best in the country. Daniels has done this by focusing on government's core responsibilities, cutting taxes, empowering citizens, and performing what he calls an "old tribal ritual" - spending less money than his state takes in, while distinguishing between skepticism towards big government and hostility towards all government. Unfortunately few politicians have the discipline or courage to follow his lead. And worse, many assume that Americans are too intimidated, gullible or dim-witted to make wise decisions about their health care, mortgages, the education of their kids, and other important issues. The result has been a steady decline in freedom, as elite government experts -- "our benevolent betters", in Daniels' phrase -- try to regulate every aspect of our lives. Daniels bluntly calls our exploding national debt "a survival-level threat to the America we have known." He shows how our underperforming public schools have produced a workforce unprepared to compete with those of other countries and ignorant of the requirements of citizenship in a free society. He lays out the risk of greatly diminished long term prosperity and the loss of our position of world leadership. He warns that we may lose the uniquely American promise of upward mobility for all. But, the good news is that it's not too late to save America. However, real change can't be imposed from above. It has to be what he calls "change that believes in you" -- a belief that Americans, properly informed of the facts, will pull together to make the necessary changes and that they are best- equipped to make the decisions governing their own lives. As he puts it: "I urge great care not to drift into a loss of faith in the American people. We must never yield to the self-fulfilling despair that these problems are immutable, or insurmountable. Americans are still a people born to liberty. Addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."

American Difference

Author : Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger
ISBN : 9781483344362
Genre : Political Science
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Examining democracies from a comparative perspective helps us better understand why politics—or “who gets what, when, and how”—differs among democracies. In American Difference: American Politics from a Comparative Perspective, authors Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger and Michael R. Wolf take the reader through different aspects of democracy—political culture, institutions, interest groups, political parties and elections—and explore how the US is both different from and similar to other democracies. Used in conjunction with a textbook for courses in Introduction to American Politics, Introduction to Comparative Politics, or Introduction to Politics, this book will provide additional context and deepen students’ understanding of key political concepts.

Clued In To Politics

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 9781483300733
Genre : Political Science
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Clued in to Politics is a collection of 70 contemporary readings that uses unique pedagogy to model critical thinking. The editors write a contextual headnote--"why we chose this piece"--and then employ the CLUES method--Consider the source, Lay out the argument, Uncover the evidence, Evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications--to teach students how to do close reading and analysis of political information.

Keeping The Republic Interactive Ebook Lone Star Politics 3rd Ed

Author : Christine Barbour
ISBN : 1483389693
Genre : Political Science
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