This highly-regarded introduction to politics in America is clearly and concisely written, providing the reader with a great basis for understanding our political system. Included in this edition is a study of politics in Texas, an important facet of politics in our country. With its timely illustrations, case studies, and explanation of current controversies, it is a must-read for anyone interested in how our political system functions. This lively, absorbing narrative examines the struggle for power: the participants, stakes, processes, and the institutional arenas. This Texas edition includes additional chapters concerning politics in that state: the social and economic milieu; the Texas Constitution; interest groups, political parties and elections; the legislature; the executive branch and bureaucracy; the judiciary; and local government in Texas. For anyone interested in our American political system; especially those with an interest in Texas politics, including government workers, policymakers, and politicians.
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This title utilizes Harold Laswell's definition of politics, ("Who gets what, when and how") as a framework for presenting an introduction to the American political system. It examines the power, the participants, the stakes, the processes and the institutional arena in the USA. Feature boxes in the text contribute to the study of American politics by exploring issues, opinions and cross-cultural comparisons. This is the Texas edition.From the Publisher:
Politics in America utilizes Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics ("Who gets what, when, and how") as a framework for presenting a clear, concise, and stimulating introduction to the American political system. Dye examines the struggle for power -- the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arena -- in a well-organized format and with lively and absorbing narrative. Feature boxes add an extra dimension to the study of American politics by exploring timely issues and opinions, drawing cross-cultural comparisons, and introducing important people.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 7. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0132320827