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The New American Democracy
Morris P. Fiorina •Paul E. Peterson •Bertram Johnson •William G. Mayer


The New American Democracy, 5th Edition, emphasizes the central role of elections in our political system and our evolution from a pluralist to a more popular democracy–and how both have profoundly changed the way American politics operates.

New to the Fifth Edition

  • The addition of a new co-author, William Mayer brings to the book additional expertise and a new perspective on key areas such as media and politics, and public opinion.
  • Expanded coverage! Several important topics, such as the relationship between the president and Congress, campaign finance reform, religious freedom, and globalization have increased in coverage.
  • Completely updated! Includes in-depth discussion of the 2006 midterm campaigns and elections, as well as updated chapter-opening vignettes, examples, data, and references throughout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205291083
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1

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 Pursuitof 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 The Foundations of the New American Democracy
Ch. 1 The New American Democracy 2
Ch. 2 Establishing a Constitutional Democracy 34
Ch. 3 Federal, State, and Local Government 68
Ch. 4 Americans: Who They Are and What They Believe 96
II The Ingredients of the New American Democracy
Ch. 5 Public Opinion 132
Ch. 6 Citizen Participation 166
Ch. 7 Interest Group Participation in American Democracy 198
Ch. 8 Political Parties 230
Ch. 9 The Media 262
Ch. 10 Choosing the President 300
Ch. 11 Choosing the Congress 340
III Government in the New American Democracy
Ch. 12 The Congress in Operation 376
Ch. 13 The Presidency: Powers and Practice 416
Ch. 14 The Bureaucracy 448
Ch. 15 The Courts 482
IV Elections and Public Policy
Ch. 16 Civil Liberties 515
Ch. 17 Civil Rights 548
Ch. 18 Domestic Policy 578
Ch. 19 Economic Policy: Prosperity, Deficits, and Taxes 612
Ch. 20 Foreign and Defense Policy 644
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