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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 the 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 Americars"stheme of the constant competition for power and resources-"who gets what"-has never been more relevant.
Table of Contents
|Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How|
|Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict|
|The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power|
|Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power|
|Opinion and Participation: Thinking and Acting in Politics|
|Mass Media: Setting the Political Agenda|
|Political Parties: Organizing Politics|
|Campaigns and Elections: Deciding Who Governs|
|Interest Groups: Getting Their Share and More|
|Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill|
|The President: White House Politics|
|The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics|
|Courts: Judicial Politics|
|Politics and Personal Liberty|
|Politics and Civil Rights|
|Politics and the Economy|
|Politics and Social Welfare|
|Politics and National Security|
|The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics|
|The Texas Constitution|
|Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas|
|The Texas Legislature|
|The Texas Executive Bureaucracy|
|The Texas Judiciary|
|Local Government in Texas: Cities, Towns, Counties, and Special Interests|
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