Politics in America views politics through the lens of competition for resources--who gets what, when, and how. Through this framework, the book examines the foundations, institutions, behaviors, and policies of the American political system.
The accessible narrative provides straightforward coverage of American politics and government. The authors encourage students to talk about and think about controversial issues and public affairs surrounding their daily lives.
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“Politics in America is unbiased in its approach yet is capable of provoking discussion as it brings out both sides of student opinion.”–Joseph Mancos, Lenoir-Rhyne University
“Dye and Gaddie address my need for in-depth coverage of the subject while bending over backward to be user-friendly. Their use of chapter summaries and key words are most helpful to students unfamiliar with, and sometimes disinterested in, the topic.”–Mary Carr, Arapahoe Community College
“A visually appealing, well-written introductory text that emphasizes the who, what, and how of politics.”–Will Miller, Southeast Missouri State University
Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)
Meet the Author
ThomasR. Dye, Emeritus McKenzie Professor of Government at Florida State University, regularly taught large introductory classes in American politics and has served as president of the Southern Political Science Association, president of the Policy Studies Organization, and secretary of the American Political Science Association. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Georgia, and served as a visiting scholar at Bar-Ilan University, Israel; the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.; and elsewhere.
Ronald Keith Gaddie is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, where he regularly teaches the American Federal Government course. He is former president of the Southwestern Political Science Association; he has also been retained by corporations, trade associations, state and local governments and by plaintiffs and defendants in election law and voting rights litigation. Keith is also an award-winning radio broadcaster at NPR radio station KGOU (Norman, OK).