Struggle For Democracy
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This critical thinking approach to American government asks students to evaluate the quality of democracy in America today within a unique framework that offers a holistic view of our system. The seventh edition of this best-selling text has been completely updated through the 2004 Presidential Election. Continuing to offer a lively, critical thinking approach to the course, The Struggle for Democracy is organized around two themes: "Using the Democracy Standard" and "Using the Framework." The first theme, woven throughout the narrative, asks students to evaluate the health and vitality of American democracy today against a carefully defined democratic ideal. The text's second theme, "Using the Framework," asks students to look at the structures underlying our political system-such as the economy, society, cultural values, technology-and examine how these structures affect, and are affected by, our political system.