American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings / Edition 4

American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings / Edition 4

by Allan J. Cigler, Burdett A. Loomis, Burdett A. Loomis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395875382

ISBN-13: 9780395875384

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

Created to supplement any main text, this comprehensive reader offers a broad selection of classic and current documents, as well as analytical essays on current political issues.

Introductions at the opening of each chapter highlight critical reading and thinking skills and help students understand the material in the text.

  • The incorporation of

Overview

Created to supplement any main text, this comprehensive reader offers a broad selection of classic and current documents, as well as analytical essays on current political issues.

Introductions at the opening of each chapter highlight critical reading and thinking skills and help students understand the material in the text.

  • The incorporation of materials on the 2000 elections and 30% new readings engage students in the most current political topics, such as public polling, campaign finance reform, and the budget surplus.
  • Questions for Discussion reinforce students' understanding of the controversies and key points in each selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395875384
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Politics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Contents
  • I. Constitutional Foundations
  • 1. The Constitution and Founding
    1.1 Jack N. Rakove, A Tradition Born of Strife
    1.2 Charles A. Beard, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States
    1.3 John P. Roche, The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
    1.4 James Madison, The Federalist, No. 51
    1.5 Burt Solomon, What Were They Thinking?
  • 2. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
    2.1 James Madison, The Federalist, No. 39
    2.2 McCullock v. Maryland (1819)
    2.3 John D. Donahue, The Devil in Devolution
    2.4 Martha Derthick, American Federalism: Half-Full or Half-Empty?
  • 3. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
    3.1 Near v. Minnesota (1931)
    3.2 Fred Friendly, From the Saturday Press to the New York Times
    3.3 Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
    3.4 Jeffrey Rosen, Why Privacy Matters
    3.5 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
    3.6 Alexander Nguyen, The Assault
  • II. People and Politics
  • 4. Public Opinion
    4.1 Benjamin Ginsberg, Polling and the Transformation of Public Opinion
    4.2 Molly W. Sonner and Clyde Wilcox, Forgiving and Forgetting: Public Support for Bill Clinton During the Lewinsky Scandal
    4.3 David S. Broder and Richard Morin, A Question of Values
    4.4 Dana Milbank, I Hear America Ringing
  • 5. Participation
    5.1 Micah L. Sifry, Finding the Lost Voters
    5.2 Michael Schudson, Voting Rites: Why We Need a New Concept of Citizenship
    5.3 Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: America's Declining SocialCapital
  • 6. Political Parties
    6.1 Kay Lawson, Why We Still Need Real Political Parties
    6.2 Everett Carll Ladd, Of Political Parties Great and Strong
    6.3 John Kenneth White and Daniel M. Shea, Creative Party Finances in the Information Age
  • 7. Campaigns and Elections
    7.1 Burt Solomon, Presidency—Disunity for All
    7.2 Alan Ehrenhalt, Political Pawns
    7.3 Robert Dreyfuss, Rousing the Democratic Base
  • 8. The Mass Media
    8.1 Joshua Meyrowitz, Lowering the Political Hero to Our Level
    8.2 Thomas E. Patterson, Bad News, Bad Governance
    8.3 Scott Stossel, Echo Chamber of Horrors
  • 9. Interest Groups
    9.1 James Madison, The Federalist, No. 10
    9.2 Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Lobbyists—Why the Bad Rap?
    9.3 Theda Skocpol, Associations Without Members
    9.4 Allan J. Cigler and Burdett A. Loomis, From Big Bird to Bill Gates: Organized Interests and the Emergence of Hyperpolitics
  • III. Institutions
  • 10. Congress
    10.1 Kenneth A. Shepsle, The Changing Textbook Congress
    10.2 Lee H. Hamilton, Ten Things I Wish Political Scientists Would Teach About Congress
    10.3 Sarah A. Binder, Going Nowhere: A Gridlocked Congress?
    10.4 Mark Murray, King of the Roads
    10.5 Richard E. Cohen, Crackup of the Committees
  • 11. The Presidency
    11.1 Richard E. Neustadt, The Power to Persuade
    11.2 Robert A. Dahl, Myth of the Presidential Mandate
    11.3 Evan Thomas, Why Clinton Won
    11.4 Carl M. Cannon, Promises, Promises
  • 12. Bureaucracy
    12.1 Charles Peters, From Ouagadougou to Cape Canaveral: Why the Bad News Doesn't Travel Up
    12.2 James Q. Wilson, Constraints on Public Managers
    12.3 Nicholas Thompson, Finding The Civil Service's Hidden Sex Appeal
    12.4 Norman Ornstein and Thomas Donilon, The Confirmation Clog
  • 13. The Supreme Court
    13.1 Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 78
    13.2 Marbury v. Madison (1803)
    13.3 Richard A. Posner, What Am I? A Potted Plant?
    13.4 Stuart Taylor, Jr., The Tipping Point
  • IV. Public Policy
  • 14. Policymaking
    14.1 Christopher Georges, Sign It, Then Mind It
    14.2 Deborah Stone, Stories
    14.3 Pietro S. Nivola, Regulation: The New Pork Barrel
    14.4 Allen Schick, A Surplus, If We Can Keep It

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