Readings for American Government: Power and Purpose,Seventh Edition / Edition 7

Readings for American Government: Power and Purpose,Seventh Edition / Edition 7

by David T. Canon, B. Ginsberg, K. Shepsle, K. Mayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393978486

ISBN-13: 9780393978483

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This reader encourages critical thinking by adopting a point-counterpoint approach. In each chapter, two readings present opposing perspectives on contemporary political issues, such as the response to terrorism, the ban on soft money, and reform of the Social Security System. Each chapter includes an introductory headnote and discussion questions to help guide…  See more details below

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This reader encourages critical thinking by adopting a point-counterpoint approach. In each chapter, two readings present opposing perspectives on contemporary political issues, such as the response to terrorism, the ban on soft money, and reform of the Social Security System. Each chapter includes an introductory headnote and discussion questions to help guide students.

Author Biography: David T. Canon is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests are in American political institutions, especially Congress. John J. Coleman is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests are in the evolution of the American state and the relationship between changes in the political economy of the United States and its party structure. Kenneth R. Mayer is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests focus on American political institutions, especially Congress, the Presidency, and defense policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393978483
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
210

Table of Contents

Preface
1Freedom and Power: An Introduction to the Problem3
2Constructing a Government: The Founding and the Constitution27
3The Constitutional Framework: Federalism and the Separation of Powers63
4The Constitutional Framework and the Individual: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights109
5Congress: The First Branch159
6The President: From Chief Clerk to Chief Executive215
7The Executive Branch: Bureaucracy in a Democracy273
8The Federal Courts: Least Dangerous Branch or Imperial Judiciary?321
9Public Opinion371
10Elections415
11Political Parties469
12Groups and Interests515
13The Media555
14Government and the Economy: An Introduction to Public Policy591
15Government and Society631
16Foreign Policy and Democracy677
17Can the Government Govern?723
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Federalist Papers, Nos. 10, 51
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Court Cases
Acknowledgments
Index

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