Contemporary Readings in American Government / Edition 1

Contemporary Readings in American Government / Edition 1

by John Kenneth White, Mark J. Rozell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130406457

ISBN-13: 9780130406453

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

KEY BENEFIT Very readable and interesting, this book provides analyses of contemporary U.S. government and politics issues. One or two substantial essays are devoted to each of the major political topics of the day. It is the ideal supplement to any standard American Government book. KEY TOPICS The presidency, political parties, the media, congress,

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KEY BENEFIT Very readable and interesting, this book provides analyses of contemporary U.S. government and politics issues. One or two substantial essays are devoted to each of the major political topics of the day. It is the ideal supplement to any standard American Government book. KEY TOPICS The presidency, political parties, the media, congress, the courts, foreign policy. MARKET For readers who are interested in an analysis of the major political issues of the day and how these issues affect their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130406453
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What Makes the American Polity Unique? (John Kenneth White) (original article).

I. INSTITUTIONS.

2. Introduction.

3. The Presidency: John F. Harris, “The Last Chance Presidency,” Washington Post Magazine, September 10, 2000.

4. The Vice Presidency: Richard Neustadt, “Training Time: Does It Help to Have Been Vice President?”The New Republic, June 21, 1999.

5. Congress: Richard Fenno, selection from “An Institutional Perspective on the 104th Congress,”Brookings Institution Press.

6. The Courts: Barbara Perry and Henry J. Abraham, “A 'Representative Supreme Court?” Judicature, January-February 1998.

7. George W. Bush et al., Petitioners v. Albert Gore, Jr. et al. (excerpts), December 12, 2000.

II. POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS.

8. Introduction.

9. Parties: John Kenneth White “The Republican Party and the New Absolutism” (original article).

10. Clyde Wilcox, “Campaign Finance After the 2000 Elections: A New Regime?” (original article).

11. Paul S. Herrnson, “Two Party Dominance and Minor Party Forays in American Politics” (from Herrnson and John C. Green, eds., Multiparty Politics in America Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997).

12. Interest groups. Jeffrey M. Berry, “A Look at Liberalism's Transformation: The Rise of Powerful and Well-Financed Citizen Lobbies,”Washington Post Outlook, July 11, 1999, B3.

III. MEDIA AND PUBLIC OPINION.

13. Introduction.

14. The Media: John Maltese, “The Media: The New Media and the Lure of the Clinton Scandal,” (from Rozell and Wilcox's The Clinton Scandal and the Future of American Government: Georgetown University Press, 2000).

15. Herbert J. Gans, “What Can Journalists Actually Do for American Democracy” (from Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Fall 1998.

16. Public Opinion: Michael Schudson, “America's Ignorant Voters,”Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2000.

IV. DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES.

17. Introduction.

18. Federalism: President Bill Clinton speech on federalism at Mont Tremblant, Canada. October 8, 1999.

19. Foreign Policy: George W. Bush foreign policy agenda speech at Reagan Library, November 19, 1999.

20. Tax Policy: Richard Armey, “After Years of Abuse, Americans Deserve a Flat-Tax Break Today,”Insight on the News, August 17, 1998.

21. William G. Gale, “Simple, Efficient, Fair. Or Is It?”Brookings Review, Summer 1998.

22. Education: Barbara Minor, “Why I Don't Vouch for Vouchers,”Educational Leadership, October 1998.

23. Clint Bolick, “Blocking the Exits,”Policy Review, May/June 1998.

24. Regulating Tobacco: Steven F. Goldstone, “The Failure of the Tobacco Legislation,”Vital Speeches of the Day, October 1, 1998.

25. “Fact Sheet”: Smoking and Statement of John R. Garrison (www.lungusa.org).

V. CULTURE AND POLITICS.

26. Introduction.

27. John C. Green, “Culture Clash: Social Issues in the 2000 Presidential Vote” (original essay).

28. James Davidson Hunter, “New Lines of Conflict,” from Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America, Perseus Books, 1991.

29. Mark J. Rozell, “The Two Sides of the Clinton Legacy” (original essay).

30. Mary Ann Glendon, “Refining the Rhetoric of Rights,” from Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse. Simon & Schuster, 1991.

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