America's New Democracy / Edition 6

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Overview

Updated in a new 6th edition, America’s New Democracy provides an engaging, analytical approach to American Government that stresses the importance of elections in contemporary American politics. Written in a strong narrative voice it provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. The book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people by illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme—-that elections matter more in America’s political system today than they have in the past or do in other democracies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205806737
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/27/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 309,065
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Morris P. Fiorina is Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has published numerous books, including Representatives, Rolls, and Constituencies; Congress – Keystone of the Washington Establishment; and most recently Culture War: The Myth of a Polarized America. Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in the field of political science, economics, law, and public policy, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Paul E. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University. He received the Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for his book City Limits, and the Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best book on public policy for his The Price of Federalism. Peterson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bert Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Johnson has written on federalism, intergovernmental relations, and campaign finance.

William G. Mayer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. He has authored numerous publications, including In Pursuit of the White House 2000: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees, "Mass Partisanship, 1946-1996," and Divided Democrats: Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections. Mayer’s areas of study include American politics, public opinion, and the media.

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Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

1. Democracy in the United States

2. The U.S. Constitution

3. Federalism

II. CHANNELS OF INFLUENCE IN AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

4. American Political Culture

5. Public Opinion

6. The Media

7. Individual Participation

8. National Elections

9. Political Parties and Interest Groups

III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

10. The Congress

11. The Presidency

12. The Bureaucracy

13. The Judiciary

IV. OUTPUTS FROM AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY

14. Civil Liberties

15. Civil Rights

16. Public Policy

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