Politics in America: Basic Version

Politics in America: Basic Version

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For all freshman/sophomore-level courses in American Government.Politics in America 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. Focusing on the millennial election year, Dye's lively and absorbing narrative examines the struggle for power--the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arena--and an abundance of feature boxes explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and introduce important people. One of the most well known political scientists, Tom Dye has written a balanced, and exceedingly readable text.show more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 213.36 x 264.16 x 22.86mm | 1,383.45g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130420182
  • 9780130420183

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.show more

About Thomas R. Dye

Thomas R. Dye, formerly Professor of Government at Florida State University, is President of the Lincoln Center for Public Service. He regularly taught large introductory classes in American politics and was University Teacher of the Year in 1987. He received his B. A. and M.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy, including The Irony of Democracy; Politics in States and Communities; Understanding Public Policy; Who's Running America; American Polities in the Media Age; Power in Society; Politics, Economics, and the Public; and American Federalism: Competition Among Governments. His books have been translated into many languages, including Russian and Chinese, and published abroad. He has served as president of the Southern Political Science Association, president of the Policy Studies Organization, and secretary of the American Political Science Association. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Georgia, and served as a visiting scholar at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi, and is listed in most major biographical directories.show more

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