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-XThomas R. Dye is the author of 'Politics in America, National Edition (7th Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780136132202 and ISBN 0136132200.