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Politics in America (National)

Politics in America (National) - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136027188

Cover of Politics in America (National) 8TH 09 (ISBN 978-0136027188)
ISBN13: 978-0136027188
ISBN10: 0136027180

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $166.00

Politics in America (National) - 8TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136027188

Thomas R. Dye and Bartholomew H. Sparrow

ISBN13: 978-0136027188
ISBN10: 0136027180

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

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 Americar'stheme of the constant competition for power and resources-''who gets what''-has never been more relevant.

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.