Politics in America, California Edition / Edition 7

Politics in America, California Edition / Edition 7

by Thomas R. Dye, Milton Clarke, Milton Clarke
     
 

For courses in American Government.

With a focus on conflict and the struggle for power and a powerful supplements package, this textbook ignites students' interest in American politics.

This balanced and exceedingly readable text uses Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics–“Who gets what, when, and how”–as a framework

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Overview

For courses in American Government.

With a focus on conflict and the struggle for power and a powerful supplements package, this textbook ignites students' interest in American politics.

This balanced and exceedingly readable text uses Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics–“Who gets what, when, and how”–as a framework for presenting a clear, concise, and stimulating introduction to the American political system. Updated with discussions of recent events in our country, well-known political scientist Tom Dye has written a lively and absorbing narrative examining the struggle for power: the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arenas. An abundance of feature boxes explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and introduce important people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132320849
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/25/2007
Series:
Politics in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
984
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.14(h) x 1.61(d)

Meet the Author

Formerly Professor of Government at Florida State University, Thomas Dye is President of the Lincoln Center for Public Service. He was University Teacher of the Year in 1987. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dye is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy. He has served as president of the Southern Political Science Association, president of the Policy Studies Organization, and secretary of the American Political Science Association. Additional information is available at www.thomasrdye.com.

Table of Contents

I. POLITICS.

1. Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How.
2. Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict.

II. CONSTITUTION.

3. The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power.
4. Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power.

III. PARTICIPANTS.

5. Opinion and Participation: Thinking and Acting in Politics.
6. Mass Media: Setting the Political Agenda.
7. Political Parties: Organizing Politics.
8. Campaigns and Elections: Deciding Who Governs.
9. Interest Groups: Getting Their Share and More.

IV. INSTITUTIONS.

10. Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill.
11. The President: White House Politics.
12. The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics.
13. Courts: Judicial Politics.

V. OUTCOMES.

14. Politics and Personal Liberty.
15. Politics and Civil Rights.
16. Politics and the Economy.
17. Politics and Social Welfare.
18. Politics and National Security.

VI. CALIFORNIA POLITICS

19. California Government and Politics in a Historical Perspective

20. Democracy CA Style

21. The CA State Legislature

22. The CA Executive and Bureaucracy

23. The CA Judiciary

24. Local Government in California

25. California Fiscal Policy

APPENDIX

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