Politics in America, California TLC / Edition 2

Politics in America, California TLC / Edition 2

by Thomas R. Dye, Milton Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136131956

ISBN-13: 9780136131953

Pub. Date: 01/09/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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:
9780136131953
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Series:
Politics in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Politics

Chapter 1 Politics

Chapter 2 Political Culture

Part II Constitution

Chapter 3 The Constitution

Chapter 4 Federalism

Part III Participants

Chapter 5 Opinion, Participation, Campaigns and Elections (combination of Chpts 5&8)

Chapter 6 Mass Media

Chapter 7 Political Parties and Interest Groups (combination of Chpts 7&9)

Part IV

Chapter 8 Congress

Chapter 9 Presidency

Chapter 10 Bureaucracy

Chapter 11 Courts

Part V Outcomes

Chapter 12 Politics, Personal Liberty and Civil Rights (combination of Chpts 14&15)

Chapter 13 Economic and Social Welfare Politics (combination of Chpts 16&17)

Chapter 14 Politics and National Security

Part VI California

Chapter 15 California Government and Politics in a Historical Perspective

Chapter 16 Democracy CA Style

Chapter 17 The CA State Legislature

Chapter 18 The CA Executive and Bureaucracy

Chapter 19 The CA Judiciary

Chapter 20 Local Government in California

Chapter 21 California Fiscal Policy

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