For courses in American Government.
With a focus on conflict and the struggle for power and a powerful supplements package, this textbook ignites students' interest in American politics.
This balanced and exceedingly readable text 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. Updated with discussions of recent events in our country, well-known political scientist Tom Dye has written a lively and absorbing narrative examining the struggle for power: the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutions. An abundance of feature boxes explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, promote critical thinking, and introduce important people.
Available in the following versions (to view all versions click here):
National Edition, 7e: ©2007, 740 pages, cloth, 0-13-613220-0
Brief National Edition, 2e: ©2007, 600 pages, paper, 0-13-240817-1
Texas Edition, 7e: ©2007, 1024 pages, cloth, 0-13-239528-2
Texas Brief Edition, 2e: ©2007, 824 pages, paper, 0-13-157760-3
California Edition, 7e: ©2007, 1024 pages, cloth, 0-13-232084-3
California Brief Edition, 2e: ©2007, 840 pages, paper, 0-13-613195-6
Basic Edition, 7e: ©2007, 624 pages, paper, 0-13-613226-X