Politics in America

ISBN-10: 0205950108

ISBN-13: 9780205950102

Edition: 10th 2014

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See who gets what, when, and how in American politics Politics in America examines the core foundations, institutions, behaviors, and policies of the American political system. The text views politics as a competition for resources. It encourages students to personally evaluate government’s impact by raising controversial issues, dissecting the conflicts behind them, and asking what it means for democracy. Often feisty and always stimulating, Politics in America engages students in a frank exploration of political power and encourages them to be involved in public affairs. This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions. A better teaching and learning experience This program provides a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning–The New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! Engage Students–The stunning visual design engages students in the text. Improve Critical Thinking– Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. Analyze Current Events–Coverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. Support Instructors– A full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available.
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List price: $233.13
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.278
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.

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
Politics
Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How
Politics and Political Science
Politics and Government
The Purposes of Government
The Meaning of Democracy
The Paradox of Democracy
Direct Versus Representative Democracy
Who Really Governs?
Democracy in America
Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict
Political Culture
Individual Liberty
Dilemmas of Equality
Income Inequality and Social Mobility
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Religion and Secularism in Politics
Ideologies: Liberalism and Conservatism
Dissent in the United States
Constitution
The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power
Constitutional Government in America
Troubles Confronting a New Nation
Consensus and Conflict in Philadelphia
The Economy and National Security
The Structure of the Government
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Conflict over Ratification
Amending the Constitution
Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power
Why Federalism? The Argument for a "Compound Republic"
The Original Design of Federalism
The Evolution of American Federalism
Other Political Science Theories of Federalism
Federalism Revived?
Federalism and Direct Democracy?
Money and Power Flow to Washington
Coercive Federalism: Preemptions and Mandates
Participants
Opinion and Participation: Thinking and Acting in Politics
Politics and Public Opinion
Socialization: The Origins of Political Opinions
Ideology, Gender, Race, and Opinion
Policy and Opinion
Individual Participation in Politics
Securing the Right to Vote
Voting and Nonvoting
Protest as Political Participation
Mass Media: Setting the Political Agenda?
The Power of the Media
Sources of Media Power
The Business of the Media
The Politics of the Media
Mediated Elections
Freedom Versus Fairness
Politics and the Internet
Media Effects: Shaping Political Life
Political Parties: Organizing Politics
The Power of Organization
Party Voters
American Parties: A Historical Perspective
Political Parties and Democratic Government
Where's the Party?
National Party Conventions
Third Parties in the U.S. System
Why the Two-Party System Persists
Campaigns and Elections: Deciding Who Governs
Elections in a Democracy
Power and Ambition
The Advantages of Incumbency
Campaign Strategies
Campaign Finance
The Presidential Campaign
The Voter Decides
Interest Groups: Getting Their Share and More
Interest-Group Power
The Organized Interests in Washington
Leaders and Followers
The Washington Lobbyists
PAC Power
Lobbying the Bureaucracy and the Courts
Politics as Interest-Group Conflict
Institutions
Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill
The Powers of Congress
Congressional Apportionment and Redistricting
Life on Capitol Hill
Party Fortunes in Congress
In Committee
On the Floor
Decision Making in Congress
Congressional Customs, Norms, and Ethics
The President: White House Politics
Presidential Power
Constitutional Powers of the President
Political Resources of the President
Chief Executive
Chief Legislator and Lobbyist
Global Leader
Commander-in-Chief
The Vice-Presidential Waiting Game
The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics
Bureaucratic Power
The Federal Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy and Democracy
Bureaucratic Politics
The Budget
Congressional Constraints on the Bureaucracy
Interest Groups and Bureaucratic Decision Making
Judicial Constraints on the Bureaucracy
Courts: Judicial Politics
Judicial Power
Activism Versus Self-Restraint
Structure and Jurisdiction of Federal Courts
The Special Rules of Judicial Decision Making
The Politics of Selecting Judges
Supreme Court Decision Making
Politics and the Supreme Court
Checking Court Power
Outcomes
Politics and Personal Liberty
Power and Individual Liberty
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech and the Press
Privacy, Abortion, and the Constitution
Freedom of Assembly and Petition
Protecting Property Rights
The Right to Bear Arms
Rights of Criminal Defendants
Politics and Civil Rights
The Irony of Equality
Equal Protection of the Laws
The Civil Rights Acts
Equality: Opportunity Versus Results
Hispanics in America
American Indians: Trail of Tears
The Rights of Disabled Americans
Gender Equality and the Politics of Sexual Orientation
Politics and the Economy
Politics and Economics
Economic Decision Making
Measuring the Performance of the American Economy
Government Spending, Deficits, and Debt
The Tax Burden
Tax Politics
Politics and Social Welfare
Power and Social Welfare
Poverty in the United States
Social Welfare Policy
Senior Power
Politics and Welfare Reform
Health Care in America
Obama's Health Care Transformation
Challenges to PPACA
Politics and National Security
Power Among Nations
The Legacy of the Cold War
Nuclear Threats
The War on Terrorism
The War in Iraq
The War in Afghanistan
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