1. Introducing Government in America. I. CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS. 2. The Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties and Public Policy. 5. Civil Rights and Public Policy. II. PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 6. Public Opinion and Political Action. 7. The Mass Media and the Political Agenda. 8. Political Parties. 9. Nominations and Campaigns. 10. Elections and Voting Behavior. 11. Interest Groups. III. THE POLICYMAKERS. 12. Congress. 13. The Presidency. 14. The Congress, the President, and the Budget: The Politics of Taxing and Spending. 15. Federal Bureaucracy. 16. The Federal Courts. IV. POLICIES. 17. Economic Policymaking. 18. Social Welfare Policymaking. 19. Policymaking for Health Care and the Environment. 20. Foreign and Defense Policymaking. V. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. 21. The New Face of State and Local Government. Appendices. Glossary. Key Terms In Spanish. Acknowledgments. Index.Martin P. Wattenberg is the author of 'Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, Election Update', published 2000 under ISBN 9780321070784 and ISBN 032107078X.