Politics In America, 2014 Elections And Updates Edition

Paperback | December 27, 2014

byThomas R. Dye, Ronald Keith Gaddie

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Politics in America introduces students to the political struggles that drive democracy, examining the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arenas that comprise the power game of American politics. Using Harold Lasswell’s classic definition of politics – “who gets what, when, and how” – as their unifying framework, authors Thomas Dye and Ronald Keith Gaddie present balanced arguments on highly sensitive issues including abortion, gun control, same-sex marriage, marijuana decriminalization, and immigration reform. In order to boost student engagement, the 2014 Elections and Updates Edition incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today’s headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data.

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Thomas R. Dye, Emeritus McKenzie Professor of Government at Florida State University, regularly taught large introductory classes in American politics and 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 h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:December 27, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: POLITICS
1. Who Gets What, When, and How
2. Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict

PART II: CONSTITUTION
3. The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power
4. Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power

PART 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

PART IV: INSTITUTIONS
10. Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill
11. The President: White House Politics
12. The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics
13. Courts: Judicial Politics

PART 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