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Keeping the Republic free pdf "Keeping the Republic" now with a free supplement analyzing the midterm elections! Coming in July, this valuable supplement will provide an insider's guide to the 2010 midterm elections. "Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief Edition": Too often, brief texts sacrifice the flavor of the full edition with an outside author condensing material on the altar of fewer pages. Once examples are cut, what's left is a drabber book heavy on concepts and devoid of color. This brief is different. Authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright have kept the same strong, cohesive narrative and focus on core concepts that form the basis of Keeping the Republic - and do the streamlining and writing themselves. The themes of power and citizenship so crucial to the full text are found here in abundance, along with an array of engaging stories and cases to keep students reading. Reflecting changes through the 2008 elections, thorough and extensive updating and analysis of new scholarship are evident in every chapter. Key features include 'What's at Stake?' chapter-opening vignettes that spotlight the 'who, what, and how' of American politics, 'Profiles in Citizenship' that inspire students with personal interviews with political luminaries such as Sandra Day O'Connor and Rahm Emmanuel, and 'Consider the Source' boxes that help students critically read and digest political information. Other study aids include bolded key terms, chapter summaries, suggested resources, and a glossary. "Clued in to Politics": Beyond asking students to analyze a reading, how do you actually get them to do it? With their popular clues method, Barbour and Streb train students to: consider the source, lay out the argument, uncover the evidence, evaluate the conclusion, and sort out the political implications. With their contextual headnotes and clues questions, every reading helps develop lasting habits of critical thinking. Around 80 brief selections - 36 new to this edition - are drawn from the wide range of media from which students glean political information. "Lone Star Politics": Texas is in a bit of a dilemma - it is a rapidly growing state saddled with a constitution that was written by conservative farmers in 1876. Texas's government struggles to meet the needs of an increasingly diversified population and the challenges of an economy driven by large multi-national corporations, many on the cutting edge of the information age. How has Texas developed and flourished over the years, but failed to fully respond to these changes? "Lone Star Politics": explicitly focuses on the disconnect between the outsized myth of Texas with its legendary political history and the reality of the state's day-to-day governance to help explain who gets what resources and how they are distributed. The engaging and accessible writing style makes this a book that students of all levels will actually want to read. And when they do, they'll get both description and analysis, a balance of institutions and behavior, as well as comparisons of Texas with other states. 'Texas vs. _______' feature boxes use narrative, tabular data, and critical thinking questions to show how Texas works differently from the rest of the country, while 'Texas Legends' boxes show how certain celebrated figures and institutions influence Texans and their identity as well as shape Texas politics today.

About Christine Barbour

Christine Barbour teaches in the political science department and the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University, where she has become increasingly interested in how teachers of large classes can maximize what their students learn. At Indiana, Professor Barbour has been a Lilly Fellow, working on a project to increase student retention in large introductory courses, and a member of the Freshman Learning Project, a university-wide effort to improve the first-year undergraduate experience. She has served on the New York Times College Advisory Board, working with other educators to develop ways to integrate newspaper reading into the undergraduate curriculum. She has won several teaching honors, but the two awarded by her students mean the most to her: the Indiana University Student Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty and the Indiana University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award. When not teaching or writing textbooks, Professor Barbour enjoys playing with her dogs, traveling with her coauthor, and writing about food. She is the food editor for Bloom Magazine of Bloomington and is a coauthor of Indiana Cooks! (2005) and Home Grown Indiana (2008). She is currently working on another cookbook and a book about local politics, development, and the fishing industry in Apalachicola, Florida. Gerald C. Wright has taught political science at Indiana University since 1981. An accomplished scholar of American politics, and the 2010 winner of the State Politics and Policy Association's Career Achievement Award, his books include Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States (1993), coauthored with Robert S. Erikson and John P. McIver, and he has published more than fifty articles on elections, public opinion, and state politics. Professor Wright has long studied the relationship among citizens, their preferences, and public policy. He is currently conducting research with grants from the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation on the factors that influence the equality of policy representation in the states and in Congress. He is also writing a book about representation in U.S. legislatures. He has been a consultant for Project Vote Smart in the past several elections. Professor Wright is a member of Indiana University's Freshman Learning Project, a university-wide effort to improve the first-year undergraduate experience by focusing on how today's college students learn and how teachers can adapt their pedagogical methods to best teach them. In his nonworking hours, Professor Wright also likes to spend time with his dogs, travel, eat good food, and play golf. Julie Harrelson-Stephens is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of North Texas. She has co-edited, with Rhonda L. Callaway, Exploring International Human Rights: Essential Readings and has been published in Conflict and Terrorism, PS: Political Science and Politics, Human Rights Review, and International Interactions. Her primary research interests include human rights, regime theory, and terrorism. Ken Collier is associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has is the author of Between the Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs and is currently conducting research on presidential speechwriting. He has published articles in such journals as White House Studies, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, and Social Science Quarterly. Steven Galatas is associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and holds a PhD from University of Missouri. He has published articles in Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Party Politics, PS: Politics and Political Science, and Politics and Policy. His research and teaching concerns comparative elections, voting behavior, and campaign finance. Greg Giroux was previously a senior writer with CQ-Roll Call Group, specializing in politics and elections. He has been a major contributor to the past six editions of CQ's Politics in America, the almanac that profiles all members of Congress and their constituencies. Giroux joined CQ in 1996 and served as editorial assistant and researcher at the CQ Weekly magazine prior to joining the political reporting staff in 1998. Giroux is a graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

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Author : Christine Barbour
Publisher : CQ Press
Data Published : 15 July 2010
ISBN : 1608716597
EAN : 9781608716593
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : Brief ed Edition
Published In: United States, 15 July 2010
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