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Politics in America, National Version

ISBN-10: 0131534505

ISBN-13: 9780131534506

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas R. Dye, Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison

List price: $122.60
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"Politics in America, National Version," presents a clear, concise, and stimulating introduction to the American political system. It focuses on the struggle for power, describing the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arenas. This new edition includes the recent terrorist attacks on America, the " war on terror" , and its impact on the American psyche. The "National Version" of this book describes politics, the Constitution, the participants, the institutions, and the outcomes of our political system. For anyone interested in American politics, as well as those who are involved in the political arena, government, and policy-making.
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Book details

List price: $122.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 744
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

Thomas R. Dye is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He received his B.S. and M.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy. Dye 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 is the recipient of the Harold Laswell Award for career contributions to the study of public policy and the Donald C. Stone Award for career contributions to the study of federalism. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2001 from Penn State's College of Liberal Arts. Dye has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Georgia. He served as visiting scholar at Bar-Elan University, Israel, and the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

L. TUCKER GIBSON, JR.,is professor of political science at Trinity University, where he teaches introductory courses in American national and state governments as well as courses on U.S. legislatures, political parties, and interest groups.nbsp; He has served on the Civil Service Commission of the city of San Antonio, assisted local governments across central and couth Texas in redistricting their governmental bodies, and conducted public opinion research for political candidates, businesses, and corporations.nbsp; Gibson is the coauthor ofPolitics in America: Texas Edition. nbsp; CLAY ROBISONcovered state government and politics in Texas for almost 40 years as a journalist, first for theSan Antonio Light, and then for theHouston Chronicleand the San Antonio Express-News.nbsp; He covered many of the personalities and events that significantly impacted Texas government.nbsp; Robison is the coauthor ofPolitics in America: Texas Edition.

Politics
Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How
Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict
Constitution
The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power
Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power
Participants
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
Institutions
Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill
The President: White House Politics
The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics
Courts: Judicial Politics
Outcomes
Politics and Personal Liberty
Politics and Civil Rights
Politics and the Economy
Politics and Social Welfare
Politics and National Security