9780205840380

Politics in America, Texas Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205840380

  • ISBN10:

    0205840388

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/20/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

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 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

 

VI. TEXAS POLITICS

19. The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics

20. The Texas Constitution

21. Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas

22. The Texas Legislature

23. The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy

24. The Texas Judiciary

25. Local Government in Texas

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