Politics in America / Edition 8

Politics in America / Edition 8

by Thomas R. Dye, Bartholomew H. Sparrow
     
 

With a focus on competition for resources, this balanced, but provocative text uses Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics—“Who gets what, when, and how”—as a framework for presenting a clear, cohesive and stimulating introduction to the American political system.

Thomas Dye, along with new co-author

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With a focus on competition for resources, this balanced, but provocative text uses Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics—“Who gets what, when, and how”—as a framework for presenting a clear, cohesive and stimulating introduction to the American political system.

Thomas Dye, along with new co-author Bartholomew Sparrow, has written a lively and absorbing narrative examining the struggle for power that is American politics: the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutions. Numerous feature boxes explore timely issues, draw cross-cultural comparisons, promote critical thinking, and provoke thoughtful opinions.

With the intense political conflict of the most expensive presidential campaign in American history and the hotly-contested primary campaigns that led to the national conventions in 2008, Politics in America’s theme of the constant competition for power and resources—“who gets what”—has never been more relevant.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136027188
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
MyPoliSciLab Series
Edition description:
National
Pages:
740
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(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.

16. Politics and the Economy.

17. Politics and Social Welfare.

18. Politics and National Security.

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