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America's New Democracy, Election Update, Penguin Academics Series (Penguin Academics)by Morris P Fiorina
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America’s New Democracy, Fourth Edition
Morris P. Fiorina • Paul E. Peterson • Bertram Johnson • D. Stephen Voss • William G Mayer _____________________________________________________________________________
For more than 60 years, instructors and their students have looked to Penguin trade paperbacks for state-of-the-art scholarship, accessibility, and fair prices. Longman, Penguin’s sister company, aims to meet those same expectations with textbooks in our series, Penguin Academics.
We’ve created the Penguin Academics series with ease of use in mind–the books are conveniently portable and highly readable, with engaging typefaces and interior designs. Concise yet thorough in their coverage of the basics, Penguin Academics titles are ideal for use either by themselves or in combination with other books. A list of related Penguin paperbacks can be found at the back of this and every Penguin Academics title.
Written in a strong narrative voice and brimming with examples of interest to students, the new edition of America’s New Democracy provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. Illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme—-that elections matter more in America’s political system today than they have in the past or do in other democracies-—the book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people.
New to the Fourth Edition
• New feature, “Election Voices,” explores the various sides of important, current public policy debates on such topics as the constitutionality of the death penalty, arguments for and against new restrictions on lobbying, and the complex matter of U.S. energy policy.
• The most recent developments in American politics are presented, including the public’s rapidly changing media consumption habits, the “frontloaded” 2008 presidential primary calendar, and the Bush administration’s policies on wiretapping and other surveillance.
• Up-to-date coverage of the actions of the 110th Congress includes the continuing debate on immigration policy, Congress’s failure to pass a budget in 2006, and the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandals.
• In-depth analysis of the new face of the Supreme Court treats the Court’s 2007 decisions on so-called “partial birth abortion” and the Clean Air Act.
• Cutting-edge political science research includes new work on term limits (Chapter 3), media bias (Chapter 5), structural barriers to voting (Chapter 6), the effects of judicial elections (Chapter 12), and the polarization of Congressional voting (Chapter 15).
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
I. FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY.
II. CHANNELS OF INFLUENCE IN AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY.
III. THE INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY.
IV. OUTPUTS FROM AMERICA’S NEW DEMOCRACY.
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