Content instructors trust—in a low-priced, very brief text
We the People is the best text for showing students that politics is relevant to their lives and that political participation matters—especially in the digital age. Based on the full-length text, this low-priced, very brief text offers authoritative coverage of the core topics in American politics. New coauthor Caroline Tolbert brings expertise in political behavior to deep revisions of key chapters, and new Digital Citizens boxes highlight the role of new media in politics.
About the Author
Benjamin Ginsberg is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science, Director of the Washington Center for the Study of American Government, and Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the Hopkins faculty in 1992, Ginsberg was Professor of Government at Cornell. He is the author or coauthor of 20 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; and The Captive Public. His most recent book is The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters.
Theodore J. Lowi has been John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University since 1972. He was elected President of the American Political Science Association in 1990 and was cited as the political scientist who made the most significant contribution to the field during the decade of the 1970s. Among his numerous books are The End of Liberalism, The End of the Republican Era, and The Pursuit of Justice, on which he collaborated with Robert F. Kennedy.
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.
Caroline Tolbert is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, where she regularly teaches the introductory American government course and was awarded the Collegiate Scholar Award for excellence in teaching and research. Her research explores political behavior, elections, American state politics, and the Internet and politics. Tolbert is coauthor of Digital Citizenship: The Internet Society and Participation; Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process; and Virtual Inequality: Beyond the Digital Divide. Digital Citizenship was ranked one of 20 best-selling titles in the social sciences by the American Library Association in 2007. Her latest coauthored scholarly book is Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity. She is President of the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.
Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at The State University of New York at Cortland. Best known for his work on the presidency and gun control, Professor Spitzer is the author of thirteen books, including The Politics of Gun Control and Saving the Constitution from Lawyers.
This is the textbook required for an introductory politics class. The layout is study-friendly and easy to understand, and having the vocabulary words defined in the pages’ margins is really helpful.
This is good for a textbook. I bought it for my political science class. The boring part is that, in each chapter it covers a lot of case examples (state vs. etc.) But within the first 5 chapters the reader will gain a clear understanding of how the constitution and the bill of rights came to be, and how it allows us the freedoms to do a lot of things today, that we take for granted.
The book arrived in tip top new condition with that new book smell and it’s really interesting learning the darker side of the united states history/tactics of politics.
Received the book in the condition described. Smooth transaction. No complaints. If you’re ordering books for the new semester… trust this buyer no need to worry the book will arrive as described and on time. The cover of this book does not have a glossy finish like most hardcover books. It has more of a matte finish and has an unusually soft coating when you run your hands on the hardcover feels like a thin powdery surface. Doesn’t slip out of your hands when you are in a hurry and on the go… because of that type of material used on the cover. Overall it’s a very durable book. For the upcoming semester I’m definitely going to check these guys out again, and I recommend you should too.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Ninth Essentials Edition edition (December 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393921107
- ISBN-13: 978-0393921106
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches