Politics in America, Texas Edition / Edition 9

Politics in America, Texas Edition / Edition 9

by Thomas R. Dye
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205840388

ISBN-13: 2900205840389

Pub. Date: 01/03/2011

Publisher: Pearson

Politics in America 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. Focusing on the millennial election year, Dye's lively and absorbing narrative examines the struggle for power—the

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Politics in America 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. Focusing on the millennial election year, Dye's lively and absorbing narrative examines the struggle for power—the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arena—and an abundance of feature boxes explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and introduce important people. One of the most well known political scientists, Tom Dye has written a balanced, and exceedingly readable book. The National Version provides complete coverage of all aspects of politics and political culture, the constitution, political participants and institutions and political outcomes with regard to personal liberty, civil rights, the economy and national security. For individuals interested in American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205840389
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
992

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.

APPENDICES:

The Declaration of Independence.
The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison.
The Federalist, No 51, James Madison.
Presidential Voting, 1789-1996.
Party Control of Congress, 1901-2001.
Notes.
Index.

Basic Version: Table of Contents follows above for Chapters 1-15 only. No separate policy chapters in this version.

Texas Edition: Table of contents follows above plus these additional chapters concerning Texas politics:
19. The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics.
20. The Texas Constitution.
21. Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas.
22. The Texas Legislature.
23. The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy.
24. Texas Judiciary.
25. Local Government in Texas.

National Version:

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