American Experiment / Edition 1

American Experiment / Edition 1

by Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer
     
 

The editors of The American Experiment have assembled 29 lectures from outstanding teachers of American politics to offer a comprehensive overview of American government. This book can be used in place of a main or supplemental text in introductory courses as well as a layperson's guide to American government.See more details below

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The editors of The American Experiment have assembled 29 lectures from outstanding teachers of American politics to offer a comprehensive overview of American government. This book can be used in place of a main or supplemental text in introductory courses as well as a layperson's guide to American government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847679041
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Founding Principles
1What Is Politics?11
2The American Revolution27
3Federalism57
4The Federalist77
5The Federalist versus the Procedural Republic93
6The Constitutional Thought of the Anti-Federalists107
7Religion and the Founders' Intentions119
8The Framers on the Limits of Limits: The Bill of Rights and the Constitution135
9Two Challenges to Democratic Responsibility145
Pt. 2Institutions
10Congress: Representation and Deliberation171
11The Presidency and the Constitution189
12War Power and the Constitution: Chaining the Dog of War209
13Presidential Elections and Voting221
14The Least Dangerous Branch?241
15The Anti-Federalist View of Judicial Review259
16The Two Executives: The President and the Supreme Court277
17The "Fourth" Branch of Government295
18Understanding America's Two-Party System311
19The Future of American Foreign Policy327
Pt. 3Issues
20Interest Group Liberalism versus the Virtuous Statesman345
21Public Opinion and American Democracy359
22The Mass Media and American Democracy375
23Public Policy389
24The End of the Family?401
25Women, Equal Rights, and the American Regime415
26Abraham Lincoln and Democratic Statesmanship435
27Frederick Douglass's Constitution459
28The Dilemma of Race in America479
29The Dissident Criticism of America503
Index519
About the Contributors529

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