American Government textbook author wins APSA/ICA award.
It’s no secret that we love awards, especially when bestowed upon our authors. Please put your hands together for David L. Paletz, Professor of Political Science at Duke University. David also co-author’s American Government and Politics in the Information Age, available from Flat World Knowledge – the publishing company that gives students free and low-cost access to high-quality textbooks.
This award is given jointly by the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).
Where you can get to know David’s work: The following review of David’s textbook (coauthored by Diana Owen and Timothy Cook) was posted by EM&P on 7/12/12.
American Government and Politics in the Information Age by David Paletz, Diana Owen, and Timothy Cook is a comprehensive American government text that accounts for the significance of media and information technology in the political world. The text is a comprehensive introduction to American politics and government, and in that sense it thoroughly covers all the basics—the Constitution, federalism, civil liberties, civil rights, the three branches of government, political socialization, public opinion, political participation, elections and voting, interest groups, political parties, and public policy. However, American Government and Politics in the Information Age is pathbreaking as it goes beyond the basics of American politics and government to explain how institutions, leaders, citizens, and political processes are most commonly depicted in the media and the implications of these depictions.
American Government and Politics in the Information Age can be read entirely free online, accessed as customizable digital versions, and purchased in paperback. The digital and online versions of the textbook includes links to online resources, videos, and live content (http://bit.ly/FWK-Paletz).
The book will interest scholars and practitioners who are concerned with the ways in which communication in the information age influences the functioning of American institutions, the relationship between citizens and government, and public policy-making. It places current information age media phenomena in historical context as it considers the most recent developments in political communication. In addition, the text has a focus on civic engagement, and provides insights about participation through conventional activities, such as volunteering, as well as via traditional and social media.
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