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ISBN-10 0205826997ISBN-13 9780205826995
ISBN-10 0205840388ISBN-13 9780205840380
Author(s): Thomas R. Dye; L. Tucker Gibson; Clay Robison
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 992

In 1936, Harold Lasswell defined politics as a struggle over the allocation of values and resources in a society.  More precisely, he defined politics as a contest over “who gets what, when, and how” —  a competition for resources.  In Politics in America, Tom Dye employs this classic, and still resonant, definition as the lens through which he examines the foundations, institutions, behaviors, and policies of the American political system.

Written in an accessible, almost folksy style — and tinged with some old-fashioned, conservative snark —  Dye’s text provides straightforward, descriptive coverage of American politics and government. 

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