Politics in America

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/20/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Updated in a new 9th edition, Politics in Americaprovides straightforward, descriptive coverage of American politics and government.#xA0; Using the Harold Lasswell definition of politics Tom Dye employs this classic, and still resonant, interpretation as the lens through which he examines the foundations, institutions, behaviors, and policies of the American political system.

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 Law

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



10. Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill

11. The President: White House Politics

12. The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics

13. Courts: Judicial Politics



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

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