Politics in America: National Version

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For all freshman/sophomore-level courses in American Government.

Politics in America uses 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. Focusing on the millennial election year, Dye's lively and absorbing narrative examines the struggle for power—the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arena—and an abundance of feature boxes explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and introduce important people. One of the most well known political scientists, Tom Dye has written a balanced, and exceedingly readable text.

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Features:

  • “What Do You Think?” boxes compell students to think critically about American politics by presenting them with a controversial issue and asking them to take a stance. After forming their opinion, students can look at the results of public opinion polls to compare their views with the rest of the country.
  • “A Conflicting View” boxes challenge students to rethink the idea of a “conventional wisdom” in American politics by presenting them with views on important topics that clash with popular opinion. Designed to be controversial, these boxes get students thinking about the “push and pull” of American politics.
  • “Politics Up Close” boxes present a close examination of the key topics in each chapter by focusing on those involved in the competition for resources. Topics include “The Christian Coalition: Organizing the Faithful” and “The American Civil Liberties Union.”
  • “People in Politics” boxes personalize American government by showing students that American political figures are real people with real backgrounds. These profiles of both historical and contemporary figures focus on their college experience, how they became involved in public life, and how they were able to impact American politics.
  • “Compared to What?” boxes encourage students to think about American politics in a global context by comparing American political processes and practices with those of countries around the world.
  • “Across the USA” maps summarize important statistical and demographic information, giving students an idea of how critical issues in American politics affect and are viewed by all fifty states.
  • “A Constitutional Note” plus Annotated U.S. Constitution. Citizens and policymakers  alike have become increasingly distressed by college graduates’ lack of knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. To address this concern, Politics in America includes both the “A Constitutional Note” feature, which discusses a constitutional issue raised in each chapter, and an annotated U.S. Constitution, which offering deeper insight into the complexity and historical connotations of this landmark document.

 

New to this Edition:

 

A new feature, “Controversy,” gets students engaged with some of the most provocative issues in American politics and encourages them to debate the issues. Topics include: “The Supremacy Clause: Marijuana for Medical Use?” “Abortion: The ‘Hot Button’ Issue,” “Should Violence Against Women Be a Federal Crime?” “Which Party Does a Better Job?” and “Are We One Nation “Under God?”
  • New“Who Gets What?” chapter summaries recap the most important concepts and details of each chapter, presenting them in the context of the book’s theme—that American politics is truly a study of “who gets what, when, and how.”
  • New topics in the Eighth Edition include:
    • The battle for the White House between Barack Obama and John McCain
    • The bitter and prolonged Democratic primary fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
    • The origins of the war in Iraq, the growing opposition to the war, and strategies for exiting the war
    • Each chapter now begins with a quote from Harold Lasswell relating that chapter’s topic to the theme of politics as “who gets what, when, and how.”
  • New topics in other existing features include:
    • What Do You Think?
      • Should We Call a New Constitutional Convention?
      • Should Government Leaders Pay More Attention to Public Opinion?
      • Which Government Does the Best Job?
      • Does Immigration Help or Hurt America?
      • When Should the United States Use Military Force?
    • Politics Up Close
      • Barack and Hillary in the Democratic Presidential Primaries
      • The Appeal of the Democratic and Republican Parties
      • 60 Minutes, News as Entertainment,
      • The Oprah Effect
      • Washington’s Most Powerful Lobbies.
    • People in Politics
      • John McCain
      • Barack Obama
      • Hillary Clinton
      • Ben Bernanke
      • General David Petraeus

  • From the Back Cover:

    DON'T JUST READ. LEARN!

    The activebook™ experience is an interactive, online, digital book that integrates multimedia resources with the textbook to greatly enhance student learning.

    THE active book™ EXPERIENCE:

    Uses the Web for what it's good at!
    An activebook™ experience takes full advantage of the online environment. Gearing Up quizzes highlight the chapter's central concepts. Our Active Examples and Active Exercises help students explore the chapter's most important points through video, audio, and text. Our Active Concept Checks allow students to test their understanding of the material at the end of major sections, with links back to appropriate coverage. Chapter Wrap-Ups include a practice quiz, which gives students a chance to test their knowledge. Dynamic content is updated as often as needed.

    Lets students learn the way they learn best!
    The activebook™ experience engages students of all learning styles through our online print, audio, and video resources. Students can annotate their activebookT11 experience and customize their view of the book's dynamic resources.

    Gives students more for less!
    The activebook™ experience gives students multimedia and interactive content, and costs less than traditional textbooks. Even though the core text is retained in print, the print component is shorter than a traditional text. The boxed material, chapter summaries, exercises, and other content that can be made dynamic reside in the online component.

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