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Democratic Debate American Politics in an Age of Change

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ISBN-10: 0547216386

ISBN-13: 9780547216386

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Bruce Miroff, Raymond Seidelman, Todd Swanstrom, Tom De Luca

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List price: $113.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Bruce Miroff earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is a professor of political science SUNY, Albany. His specialty is presidential leadership, a subject about which he wrote a two-volume study. Best known for his 1976 study of John F. Kennedy, PRAGMATIC ILLUSIONS, Dr. Miroff regularly teaches introductory American Government and has won the teaching excellence award at SUNY, Albany.

Clarissa Rile Hayward is associate professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis.Todd Swanstrom is Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Foundations
Introduction: The Democratic Debate
The Revolution and the Constitution: Origins of the Democratic Debate
The American Political Economy
Public Opinion and Political Culture: Can the People Be Fooled?
Participation
Where Have All the Voters Gone?
Campaigns: Organized Money versus Organized People
US Parties: Who Has a Vote?
The Media: Who Sets the Political Agenda?
Interest Group Politics: Elite Bias
Mass Movement Politics: The Great Equalizer
Institutions
Congress: A Vehicle for Popular Democracy?
Presidential Leadership and Elite Democracy
Bureaucracy: Myth and Reality
The Judiciary and the Democratic Debate
State and Local Politics: The Dilemma of Federalism
Policy
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Economic and Social Policy: The Democratic Connections
Foreign Policy in the National Security State