We the People: An Introduction to American Politics

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W. W. Norton, Dec 22, 2008 - Political Science - 756 pages
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The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include extensive coverage of the pivotal 2008 elections and important recent events and issues. Complemented by a rich package of multimedia tools for instructors and students, including an expanded DVD with more popular culture content, We the People is now more pedagogically effective than ever.

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Benjamin Ginsberg is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author or coauthor of 25 books, including Presidential Power: Unchecked and Unbalanced; Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public; Politics by Other Means; The Consequences of Consent; The Worth of War; and The Captive Public. Ginsberg received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1973. Before joining the Hopkins faculty in 1992, Ginsberg was Professor of Government at Cornell. His most recent books are The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters; What the Government Thinks of the People; and Analytics, Policy and Governance.

Theodore Jay Lowi was born in Gadsden, Alabama on July 9, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree and a doctorate in political science from Yale University. He taught at Cornell University from 1959 to 1965, returned in 1972 and remained the John L. Senior professor of American institutions until he was granted emeritus status in 2015. He was a political scientist who wrote numerous books including The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States, The Politics of Disorder, American Government: Incomplete Conquest, The Personal President, and Hyperpolitics: An Interactive Dictionary of Political Science written with Mauro Calise. He also edited The Pursuit of Justice by Robert F. Kennedy. He died on February 17, 2017 at the age of 85.

Margaret Weir is Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She has written widely on social policy in Europe and the United States. She is the author of Politics and Jobs: The Boundaries of Employment Policy in the United States and coauthor (with Ira Katznelson) of Schooling for All: Class, Race, and the Decline of the Democratic Ideal. Weir has also edited (with Ann Shola Orloff and Theda Skocpol) The Politics of Social Policy in the United States.

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