Politics in America, Alternate Edition / Edition 9

Politics in America, Alternate Edition / Edition 9

by Thomas R. Dye
     
 

Updated in a new 9th edition, Politics in America provides straightforward, descriptive coverage of American politics and government. Using the Harold Lasswell definition of politics Tom Dye employs this classic, and still resonant, interpretation as the lens through which he examines the foundations, institutions, behaviors, and policies of the American

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Updated in a new 9th edition, Politics in America provides straightforward, descriptive coverage of American politics and government. Using the Harold Lasswell definition of politics Tom Dye employs this classic, and still resonant, interpretation as the lens through which he examines the foundations, institutions, behaviors, and policies of the American political system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205826254
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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

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