The New American Democracy

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9780205291083: The New American Democracy

Focusing on electoral forces, The New American Democracy offers a stimulating, analytical approach that gives students a unique understanding of their political system as it exists today.Undoubtedly one of the most respected texts in the field, the Fourth Edition of this text broadens its electoral focus to encompass full coverage of the 2004 Election. With a December release, the content will be completely updated, including such timely topics on the election results, and Middle East Foreign Policy.A new elegant, streamlined format and design will visibly reflect the analytical approach and rational choice perspective. To focus on pertinent features and return to the true focus of the book, several features have been absolved, returning the text to its core strength.The addition of two new co-authors bring more coverage in certain key areas-Bertram Johnson with expertise in InterGovernmental Relations, and D. Stephen Voss, a former journalist and race relations scholar.

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Written by THE names in American politics, this book is a thorough introduction to American Government. The New American Democracy covers all the standard topics-the Constitution, federalism, Congress, the presidency, public policy-but does so offering a rich electoral perspective. In addition to showing the new, increasingly important role of elections in American democracy, the book's vision includes a strong comparative dimension, with references to international governments throughout. Those involved in American government-would-be politicians, lawyers, teachers.

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Morris P. Fiorina is Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  He has published numerous books, including Representatives, Rolls, and Constituencies; Congress — Keystone of the Washington Establishment; and most recently Culture War: The Myth of a Polarized America.  Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in the field of political science, economics, law, and public policy, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. 


Paul E. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.  He received the Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for his book City Limits, and the Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best book on public policy for his The Price of Federalism.  Peterson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Bert Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College.  He received his B.A. from Carleton College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.  Johnson has written on federalism, intergovernmental relations, and campaign finance.


William G. Mayer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University.  He has authored numerous publications, including In Pursuit of the White House 2000: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees, "Mass Partisanship, 1946-1996," and Divided Democrats: Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections.  Mayer’s areas of study include American politics, public opinion, and the media.

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Fiorina, Morris P., Peterson, Paul E.
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1999)
ISBN 10: 0205291082 ISBN 13: 9780205291083
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