Gateways to Democracy: An Introduction to American Government
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Authors : John G. Geer; Richard Herrera; Wendy J. Schiller; Jeffrey A. Segal



4th Edition

©2018 , Published

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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the "gateways" that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works, and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy, the t... more


To promote student engagement, chapter-opening vignettes spotlight individuals who have successfully navigated their own way in politics. The important role of the vignette for the instructor is to show students how people like them have made a difference in American political and social life. Vigne... more

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A dedicated focus on diversity and participation reflects the changing demographic infrastructure in America today.

A new Election 2016 feature gives context to the chapter's subject. Topics include the changing and frustrated electorate, the role of the media, and the partisan inclinations of Lati... more