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Classic ideas and current issues in American government /
Meena Bose, John J. DiIulio, Jr.
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2007.
description
xvii, 547 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0618456449, 9780618456444
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imprint
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2007.
isbn
0618456449
9780618456444
catalogue key
6195194
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Topic Correlation Chart1. American Government and the Constitution1.1 The Second Treatise on Government (1690), John Locke1.2 The Declaration of Independence (1776)1.3 The Articles of Confederation (1781)1.4 The Federalist No.10 and No.51 (1787-1788), James Madison1.5 Anti-Federalists, Cato No. 3 (1787) and Brutus No. 2 (1787)1.6 The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)1.7 I Have a Dream (1963), Martin Luther King, Jr.1.8 Constitutional Reform and Effective Government (1992), James L. Sundquist2. Federalism2.1 The Federalist No. 39 (1788), James Madison2.2 McCulloch v. State of Maryland (1819)2.3 Hard Road Ahead: Block Grants and the "Devolution Revolution" (1995), Richard P. Nathan2.4 Keeping the Compound Republic: How Many Communities? (2001), Martha Derthick3. American Political Culture3.1 Democracy in America (1835-1840), Alexis de Tocqueville3.2 Bowling Alone: America''s Declining Social Capital (1995), Robert D. Putnam3.3 Lift Every Voice: A Report on Religion in American Public Life (2001), The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Section 104 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996)4. Public Opinion4.1 The Phantom Public (1925), Walter Lippmann4.2 Election Results, Rally Effects, and Democratic Futures(2003), John J. DiIulio, Jr.4.3 Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (2005), Morris P. Fiorina5. Political Participation5.1 The Responsible Electorate (1966), V.O. Key, Jr.5.2 The Myth of the Vanishing Voter (2001), Michael P. McDonald and Samuel L. Popkin5.3 Engaging Youth: Combating the Apathy of Young Americans Toward Politics (2003), Kevin Mattson5.4 Martin P. Wattenberg, Where Have All the Voters Gone? (2002), Martin P. Wattenberg6. Political Parties and Interest Groups6.1 The Nader Calculation (2004), William Schneider; Nader Is Left with Fewer Votes, and Friends, After ''04 Race (2004), Scott Shane6.2 Dynamics of the Party System: Alignment and Realignment of Political Parties in the United States (1983), James L. Sundquist6.3 The Social Basis of Politics (2004), Stephen J. Wayne6.4 The Semisovereign People: A Realist''s View of Democracy in America (1960), E.E. Schattschneider6.5 Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform (1987), Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Alan S. Murray7. Elections and Campaigns7.1 Theories of Retrospective Voting (1981), Morris P. Fiorina7.2 The Setting: Valence Politics in Modern Elections (1993), Donald E. Stokes and John J. DiIulio, Jr.7.3 Even with Campaign Finance Law, Money Talks Louder Than Ever (2004), Glen Justice7.4 Reforming the Electoral System (2004), Stephen J. Wayne8. The Media8.1 Whereas, He Is an Old Boy, If a Young Chief, Honor Him (1994), Maureen Dowd8.2 Spin Cycle: How the White House and the Media Manipulate the News (1998), Howard Kurtz8.3 President''s Criticism of Media Resonates, But Iraq Unease Grows (2003), The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press8.4 Media Research Center Report: The Liberal Media (2004), Rich Noyes9. Congress9.1 The Federalist No. 57 (1788), Alexander Hamilton or James Madison9.2 The Federalist No. 63 (1788), Alexander Hamilton or James Madison9.3 Congress: The Electoral Connection (1974), David R. Mayhew9.4 Home Style: House Members in Their Districts (1978), Richard F. Fenno, Jr.9.5 Policymaking in Congress. Congress as Watchdog Asleep on the Job? (2007), David Nather; Intelligence Panel''s Mission Corroded by Air of Distrust (2004), Helen Fessenden; Senate Races Against the Nuclear Clock on Judges (2005), David Nather; Congress Skirts Issue with Sham Disaster Plan (2004), Norman Ornstein10. Presidency10.1 The Federalist No. 70 (1788), Alexander Hamilton10.2 Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents (1990), Richard E. Neustadt10.3 The Presidential Difference (2004), Fred I. Greenstein10.4 The Two Presidencies (1966), Aaron Wildavsky,11. Bureaucracy11.1 Improving Government Performance: An Owner''s Manual (1993), John J. DiIulio, Jr., Gerald Garvey, and Donald F. Kettl11.2 The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (2004)11.3 Government by Proxy: A Faithful Overview (March 2003), John J. DiIulio, Jr.11.4 Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It (1989), James Q. Wilson12. The Judiciary12.1 The Federalist No. 78 (1788), Alexander Hamilton12.2 Marbury v. Madison (1803)12.3 A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law (1997), Antonin Scalia12.4 Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution (2005), Stephen Breyer13. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights13.1 Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)13.2 Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe (2000)13.3 Brown v. Board of Education (1954)13.4 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)13.5 Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)
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Summaries
Long Description
This reader offers succinct overviews of classic ideas and foundations of American government framed by contemporary issues and writings. Students are introduced to the classic debates, institutions, and individuals that shape American politics through key primary documents and shown how these issues remain at the core of policy making today.The included readings highlight questions about contemporary topics such as homeland security and affirmative action without losing touch with the timeless dilemmas of liberty, equality, and power.
Main Description
This reader offers succinct overviews of classic ideas and foundations of American government framed by contemporary issues and writings. Students are introduced to the classic debates, institutions, and individuals that shape American politics through key primary documents and shown how these issues remain at the core of policy making today. The included readings highlight questions about contemporary topics such as homeland security and affirmative action without losing touch with the timeless dilemmas of liberty, equality, and power.
Table of Contents
Topic Correlation Chart
American Government and the Constitution
The Second Treatise on Government (1690)
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Articles of Confederation (1781)
The Federalist No.10 and No.51 (1787–1788)
Anti-Federalists, Cato No. 3 (1787) and Brutus No. 2 (1787)
The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
I Have a Dream (1963)
Constitutional Reform and Effective Government (1992)
Federalism
The Federalist No. 39 (1788)
McCulloch v. State of Maryland(1819)
Hard Road Ahead: Block Grants and the "Devolution Revolution" (1995)
Keeping the Compound Republic: How Many Communities? (2001)
American Political Culture
Democracy in America (1835–1840)
Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital (1995)
Lift Every Voice: A Report on Religion in American Public Life (2001), The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Section 104 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996)
Public Opinion
The Phantom Public (1925)
Election Results, Rally Effects, and Democratic Futures(2003)
Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (2005)
Political Participation
The Responsible Electorate (1966)
The Myth of the Vanishing Voter (2001)
Engaging Youth: Combating the Apathy of Young Americans Toward Politics (2003)
Martin P. Wattenberg, Where Have All the Voters Gone? (2002)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The Nader Calculation (2004)
Dynamics of the Party System: Alignment and Realignment of Political Parties in the United States (1983)
The Social Basis of Politics (2004)
The Semisovereign People: A Realist's View of Democracy in America (1960)
Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform (1987)
Elections and Campaigns
Theories of Retrospective Voting (1981)
The Setting: Valence Politics in Modern Elections (1993)
Even with Campaign Finance Law, Money Talks Louder Than Ever (2004)
Reforming the Electoral System (2004)
The Media
Whereas, He Is an Old Boy, If a Young Chief, Honor Him (1994)
Spin Cycle: How the White House and the Media Manipulate the News (1998)
President's Criticism of Media Resonates, But Iraq Unease Grows (2003), The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Media Research Center Report: The Liberal Media (2004)
Congress
The Federalist No. 57 (1788)
The Federalist No. 63 (1788)
Congress: The Electoral Connection (1974)
Home Style: House Members in Their Districts (1978)
Policymaking in Congress. Congress as Watchdog Asleep on the Job? (2007)
Intelligence Panel's Mission Corroded by Air of Distrust (2004)
Senate Races Against the Nuclear Clock on Judges (2005)
Congress Skirts Issue with Sham Disaster Plan (2004)
Presidenc
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