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Gateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government

Gateways to Democracy  An Introduction to American Government Author John G. Geer
ISBN-10 9781305562400
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 688
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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 text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Visualization Modeling and Graphics for Engineering Design

Visualization  Modeling  and Graphics for Engineering Design Author Dennis K. Lieu
ISBN-10 9781305537682
Release 2015-07-13
Pages 1086
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Created for the next generation of engineering professionals, VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, Second Edition, combines coverage of traditional drafting essentials and the cutting-edge technology and methods today's professionals need to master for career success. This versatile text provides a strong grounding in fundamentals including core design skills, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, sketching and drawing, and industry- and discipline-specific applications, even while recognizing how computers have enabled visualizing and modeling techniques that have changed the engineering design process. Working from this modern perspective, the authors explore critical process phases such as creative thinking, product ideation, and advanced analysis, as well as problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills essential for today's engineers and technicians. In addition to numerous updates to reflect the latest technology and trends, the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text features a more streamlined presentation, with a mix of printed and online chapters and a highly modular structure that make it easy to customize coverage for specific courses or interests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Practicing Texas Politics

Practicing Texas Politics Author Eugene W. Jones
ISBN-10 NWU:35556017455429
Release 1986
Pages 496
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Practicing Texas Politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Practicing Texas Politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Practicing Texas Politics book for free.



Crisis Point

Crisis Point Author Trent Lott
ISBN-10 9781632864635
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 304
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With a new afterword on the 2016 election Trent Lott and Tom Daschle, two of the most prominent senators of recent time, served as leaders of their respective parties from the 1990s to the current century. Their congressional tenure saw the Reagan tax cuts, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Despite stark ideological differences, the two have always maintained a positive working relationship--even a warm friendship--the kind that in today's hyper-partisan climate has become unthinkable. In Crisis Point, Lott and Daschle come together to sound an alarm on the current polarization that has made governing all but impossible; never before has faith in government been so dismally low. The senators itemize damaging forces--the permanent campaign, unprecedented money, the 24/7 news cycle--and offer practical recommendations, pointing the way forward. Most crucially, they recall the American people, especially our leaders, to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, and to the necessity of debate but also the imperative of compromise--which will take vision and courage to bring back. Illustrated with personal stories from their eminent careers and events cited from deeper in American history, Crisis Point is an invaluable work--one of conscience as well as duty, written with passion and eloquence by two men who have dedicated their lives to public service and share the conviction that all is far from lost.



A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals Author William Duckworth
ISBN-10 9780495572206
Release 2009-01-13
Pages 384
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Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E covers music fundamentals in 14 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices, offering extended coverage for professors or students who desire further instruction. In addition, the text comes with an access card to Music Fundamentals in Action, a free interactive online tutorial that provides students with personalized study plans and podcasts from the author. Duckworth focuses on developing student skills by offering written and aural exercises, not only helping them to learn the basics, but also giving them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic music situations. The Music in Action boxes present opportunities for students to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals and triads. Market-leading CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a fundamental music course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Georgia s Constitution and Government

Georgia s Constitution and Government Author Richard N. Engstrom
ISBN-10 0820347183
Release 2014
Pages 128
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By state law, graduates of public colleges and universities in Georgia must demonstrate proficiency with both the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. This widely used textbook helps students to satisfy that requirement, either in courses or by examination. This brief and affordable study aid begins with a discussion of the ways that state and local governments, in providing services and allocating funds, affect our daily lives. Subsequent chapters are devoted to • the development of our federal system and the importance of constitutions in establishing authority, distributing power, and formalizing procedures • how the various state constitutions differ from each other, even as they all complement the U.S. Constitution • how constitutions in Georgia have been amended or replaced • Georgia's governmental institutions at the state, county, and city levels • elections in Georgia, including the basic ground rules for holding primaries, general elections, and runoffs Key terms and concepts are covered throughout the book, as well as important court cases at the national and state level. In addition, helpful lists, diagrams, and tables summarize and compare such information as • the structure of Georgia's court system • the number of constitutions each of the fifty states has had, the number of times each state's constitution has been amended, and the length of each state's current constitution • various procedures used by the states to amend their constitutions • Georgia's ten constitutions, with highlights of their major changes or features • the number of amendments voted on in Georgia from 1984 to 2012 • the executive branch officials elected by the public across states • the constitutional boards and commissions in Georgia, with details on the methods by which members are chosen • the number and types of local governments in Georgia since 1952 including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts • the major federal cases in which Georgia has been a party, on issues of discrimination, representation, freedom of speech and the press, the accused or convicted of crimes, and the right to privacy • rights and liberties, and how constitutions guarantee and protect them



Gateways to Democracy The Essentials Book Only

Gateways to Democracy  The Essentials  Book Only Author John G. Geer
ISBN-10 1285858573
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 640
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The Essentials versions of GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces readers to the American political system, 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 book helps readers see the relevance of government in their lives. The third edition provides coverage of the 2014 midterm elections as well as enhanced discussion of the politics, policies, and issues affecting Latinos in the United States.



The challenge of democracy

The challenge of democracy Author Kenneth Janda
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027306656
Release 1995-01-31
Pages 837
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In Defense of Negativity

In Defense of Negativity Author John G. Geer
ISBN-10 0226285006
Release 2008-07-29
Pages 218
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Americans tend to see negative campaign ads as just that: negative. Pundits, journalists, voters, and scholars frequently complain that such ads undermine elections and even democratic government itself. But John G. Geer here takes the opposite stance, arguing that when political candidates attack each other, raising doubts about each other’s views and qualifications, voters—and the democratic process—benefit. In Defense of Negativity, Geer’s study of negative advertising in presidential campaigns from 1960 to 2004, asserts that the proliferating attack ads are far more likely than positive ads to focus on salient political issues, rather than politicians’ personal characteristics. Accordingly, the ads enrich the democratic process, providing voters with relevant and substantial information before they head to the polls. An important and timely contribution to American political discourse, In Defense of Negativity concludes that if we want campaigns to grapple with relevant issues and address real problems, negative ads just might be the solution.



Business Communication Process Product

Business Communication  Process   Product Author Mary Ellen Guffey
ISBN-10 9781305957961
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 1056
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BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, 9E prepares readers for success in today's digital workplace. This book introduces the basics of communicating effectively in the workplace, using social media in a professional environment, working in teams, becoming a good listener, and developing individual and team presentations. Authors Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Loewy also offer a wealth of ideas for writing resumes and cover letters, participating in interviews, and completing follow-up activities. Optional grammar coverage in each chapter, including a comprehensive grammar guide in the end-of-book appendix, helps readers improve critical English language skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior Author
ISBN-10 130566390X
Release 2016
Pages 374
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Organizational Behavior has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Organizational Behavior also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Organizational Behavior book for free.



Emerge With Computers

Emerge With Computers Author Kenneth Baldauf
ISBN-10 0840056036
Release 2009-12-15
Pages
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In technology education today, there's a major disconnect between lecture halls and textbooks and the way students want to learn. Emerge with Computers bridges that gap by creating an environment that encourages students to do what comes naturally to them: surf the Web. Focused on Computer Concepts, Issues, and Skills in a wiki-style, online format, EMERGE WITH COMPUTERS covers a breadth of topics and contains RSS feeds to current articles, internal and external hyperlinks, videos, and more! EMERGE WITH COMPUTERS promotes discovery learning in a way that an 800 page textbook never could.



The Enduring Democracy

The Enduring Democracy Author Kenneth Dautrich
ISBN-10 9781337092982
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 608
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THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, 5th Edition, helps readers understand that debates and events being played out in American politics today have occurred before in different forms -- and that our government endures. Updates include coverage of the 2016 election results and the challenges facing the new administration; a consideration of racial tensions and the political and policy responses to address them; an analysis of the policy agenda in the final two years of the Obama administration; a primer on how the polls, parties, and other elements of the political environment have been shaped by the 2016 election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as important down-ballot races; new perspectives on President Obama's executive orders on immigration and gun control; and the most current domestic and foreign policy events, including incidents of gun violence and the growth of ISIS. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Electing the Senate

Electing the Senate Author Wendy J. Schiller
ISBN-10 9781400852680
Release 2014-12-21
Pages 256
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From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents, state legislators, political parties, and U.S. senators during the age of indirect elections. Wendy Schiller and Charles Stewart find that even though parties controlled the partisan affiliation of the winning candidate for Senate, they had much less control over the universe of candidates who competed for votes in Senate elections and the parties did not always succeed in resolving internal conflict among their rank and file. Party politics, money, and personal ambition dominated the election process, in a system originally designed to insulate the Senate from public pressure. Electing the Senate uses an original data set of all the roll call votes cast by state legislators for U.S. senators from 1871 to 1913 and all state legislators who served during this time. Newspaper and biographical accounts uncover vivid stories of the political maneuvering, corruption, and partisanship—played out by elite political actors, from elected officials, to party machine bosses, to wealthy business owners—that dominated the indirect Senate elections process. Electing the Senate raises important questions about the effectiveness of Constitutional reforms, such as the Seventeenth Amendment, that promised to produce a more responsive and accountable government.



Texas Politics Today 2017 2018 Edition

Texas Politics Today 2017 2018 Edition Author Mark Jones
ISBN-10 9781337517423
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 448
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TEXAS POLITICS TODAY is the standard in its coverage of Texas institutions, policies, and politics. It combines a comparative approach with tightly integrated learning objectives and questions addressing the Texas GOVT2306 Core Objectives. The text closes the gap between theory and practice with its Insiders and Politics in Practice features. The text reveals the inner workings of Texas elites, interest groups, campaign megadonors, and policy makers. The authors tapped their resources among political activists and officeholders to provide students with exclusive essays written by essayists ranging from the governor to campaign consultants to marijuana advocates, showing students how real-world politics operates in Texas. Texas Politics Today stimulates critical thinking and civic participation with a special focus on current political issues ranging from immigration, LGBT politics, gun control policies, abortion laws, and Latino politics to the culture wars in education. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Contemporary Congress

The Contemporary Congress Author Burdett A. Loomis, Professor, University of Kansas
ISBN-10 9781538101575
Release 2018-01-15
Pages 256
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In an era of heightened partisanship and increased polarization, the seventh edition of The Contemporary Congress offers a clear and concise introduction to legislative processes. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses, Loomis and Schiller construct a comprehensive portrait of the U.S. Congress.



Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life Author James Hollis
ISBN-10 1101216697
Release 2005-05-05
Pages 288
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What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.