American Government and Politics in the InformationAge
American Government and Politics in the InformationAge[Author removed at request of original publisher]UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LIBRARIES PUBLISHING EDITION, 2016. THIS EDITIONADAPTED FROM A WORK ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN 2011 BY A PUBLISHER WHO HASREQUESTED THAT IT NOT RECEIVE ATTRIBUTION.MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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ContentsPublisher InformationxChapter 1: Communication in the Information Age1.1 Communication, Information, and the Media31.2 News121.3 Opinion and Commentary201.4 New Media271.5 Recommended Reading351.6 Recommended Viewing36Chapter 2: The Constitution and the Structure of Government Power2.1 The First American Political System392.2 Creating and Ratifying the Constitution452.3 Constitutional Principles and Provisions592.4 The Constitution in the Information Age682.5 Recommended Reading752.6 Recommended Viewing76Chapter 3: Federalism3.1 Federalism as a Structure for Power793.2 The Meanings of Federalism863.3 Why Federalism Works (More or Less)1003.4 Federalism in the Information Age1073.5 Recommended Reading1133.6 Recommended Viewing114Chapter 4: Civil Liberties4.1 The Bill of Rights1164.2 Religion, Speech, the Press, Assembly, and Petition1234.3 Arms, Search and Seizure, Accusation, Punishment, Property, and Privacy1324.4 Civil Liberties in the Information Age147
4.5 Recommended Reading1504.6 Recommended Viewing151Chapter 5: Civil Rights5.1 Civil War Amendments and African Americans1545.2 Other Minorities, Women, Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Disabled1685.3 Civil Rights in the Information Age1845.4 Recommended Reading1905.5 Recommended Viewing191Chapter 6: Political Culture and Socialization6.1 Political Culture1956.2 Political Socialization2136.3 Political Culture and Socialization in the Information Age2286.4 Recommended Reading2356.5 Recommended Viewing237Chapter 7: Public Opinion7.1 What Is Public Opinion?2407.2 Democracy and Public Opinion2457.3 Polling the Public2497.4 Public Opinion in the Information Age2617.5 Recommended Reading2697.6 Recommended Viewing271Chapter 8: Participation, Voting, and Social Movements8.1 What Is Political Participation?2758.2 Why People Participate2908.3 Who Participates and Who Does Not2958.4 Social Movements3028.5 Participation, Voting, and Social Movements in the Information Age3108.6 Recommended Reading3188.7 Recommended Viewing319
Chapter 9: Interest Groups9.1 The Interest Group System3219.2 Lobbying: The Art of Influence3329.3 Interest Groups and the Political System3409.4 Interest Groups in the Information Age3499.5 Recommended Reading3579.6 Recommended Viewing358Chapter 10: Political Parties10.1 History of American Political Parties36110.2 Political Parties Today37310.3 Party Organization37710.4 Party in Government38110.5 Party Identification38510.6 Minor Parties38910.7 Political Parties in the Information Age40210.8 Recommended Reading41110.9 Recommended Viewing413