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About the Author
Steffen W. Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University. He grew up in Colombia, South America, and has studied in Colombia, Switzerland, and France. He obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, in public law and government. Schmidt has published six books and over seventy articles in scholarly journals, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year award. He is a pioneer in the use of Web-based and real-time video courses and is a member of the American Political Science Association?s section on Computers and Multimedia. He is on the editorial board of the POLITICAL SCIENCE EDUCATOR. Schmidt also has a political talk show on WOI radio, where he is known as Dr. Politics.Mack C. Shelley, II, is a professor of political science and statistics at Iowa State University. After receiving his bachelor?s degree from American University in Washington, D.C., he went on to graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a master?s degree and a Ph.D. He taught for two years at Mississippi State University prior to arriving at Iowa State in 1979. In 1993, he was elected co-editor of the POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL. Shelley has also published numerous articles, books, and monographs on public policy, including THE PERMANENT MAJORITY: THE CONSERVATIVE COALITION IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS; BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE RESEARCH ENTERPRISE: A GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE (with William F. Woodman and Brian J. Reichel); and AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: THE CONTEMPORARY AGENDA (with Steven G. Koven and Bert E. Swanson).BBarbara A. Bardes is professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Kent State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She served as a faculty member in political science and dean of Mundelein College at Loyola University of Chicago. In 1993, she was appointed dean of Raymond Walters College of the University of Cincinnati where she served until 2003. Bardes has written articles on public and foreign policy and women and politics. She also has co-authored Declarations of Independence: Women and Political Power in 19th Century American Novels, Thinking About Public Policy, Public Opinion: Measuring the American Mind, and American Government and Politics Today. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio in the quaint hamlet of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
Table of Contents
1. The Foundations of American Government. 2. Forging a New Government: The Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. 6. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media. 7. Interest Groups and Political Parties. 8. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting Behavior. 9. The Congress. 10. The Presidency. 11. The Bureaucracy. 12. The Judiciary. 13. Domestic and Economic Policy. 14. Foreign Policy. Appendix A: Declaration of Independence. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix C: The Federalist Papers, No. 10 and No. 51. Glossary.
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