Politics in America - Active Book

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For courses in introductory American Government.This text 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. Completely up-to-date, with results and analysis from Election 2000, this lively and absorbing narrative examines the struggle for power-the participants, the stakes, the processes and the institutional arena. A brief paperback text gives the students concepts and background, while guiding them through an abundance of interactive features that explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and introduce important people.show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 208.8 x 280.9 x 19.6mm | 1,138.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130975214
  • 9780130975218

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.show more