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 ...show morethe 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. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 8TH 09
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