Struggle for Democracy, The (8th Edition)

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This critical thinking approach to American government asks students to evaluate the quality of democracy in America today within a unique framework that offers a holistic view of our system. The eighth edition of this best-selling text has been completely updated through the 2006 midterm elections. Continuing to offer its lively, critical thinking approach to the course, The Struggle for Democracy is organized around two themes: "Using the Democracy Standard" and "Using the Framework." The first theme, woven throughout the narrative of the entire book, asks students to evaluate the health and vitality of American democracy today against a "democratic ideal" that is carefully defined in the first chapter. The text's second theme, "Using the Framework," asks students to look at the structures underlying our political system-such as the economy, society, cultural values, technology-and examine how these structures affect, and are affected by, our political system.

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The Struggle for Democracy
Edward S. Greenberg · Benjamin I. Page

Critical thinking has always been at the heart of The Struggle for Democracy. Edward Greenberg and Benjamin Page specifically designed this text to help students become analytical thinkers, effective citizens, and to help them think holistically about American government and politics. To emphasize critical thinking, the authors organized this text around two principal themes to provide a structure for students’ learning: Evaluating Democracy and Using the Framework.

New to the Eighth Edition

Mapping American Politics boxes encourage critical thinking and visually demonstrate important political phenomena that may challenge students’ assumptions. Using colorful weighted maps called “cartograms,” this feature shows, for example, the actual representation of states

Comparative/Global sections appear throughout and compare key attributes of our political system such as constitutional rules, political culture, the economy, diversity, and immigration to those of other countries.

Detailed Timelines have been developed for many chapters, situating key concepts in historical context.

Completely updated to include in-depth discussion of the 2006 midterm campaigns and elections, appointments to and decisions by the Supreme Court, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the war on terrorism, the powers of the president and Congress, Hurricane Katrina, and much more!

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About the Author:

Edward S. Greenberg is a professor of political science and the director of the Political and Economic Change Program in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He is author or coauthor of several books, including The Struggle for Democracy, The American Political System, and Workplace Democracy.  Greenberg has been the recipient of three major grants from the National Science Foundation and two from the National Institutes of Health, and is currently engaged in a study, funded by NIH, that examines the effect of corporate restructuring on employees, including their mental and physical health and their social and political outlooks.

 

Ben Page is the Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.  He is one of the nation’s leading students of American public opinion, and his landmark book, The Rational Public, won the Converse Award from the American Political Science Association in recognition of its singular contributions to the discipline.  His new book, The Foreign Policy Disconnect, uses longitudinal survey data to show that the American People and their leaders are not always on the same page.

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