Readings in American Politics: Analysis and Perspectives / Edition 2

Readings in American Politics: Analysis and Perspectives / Edition 2

by Ken Kollman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393912825

ISBN-13: 2900393912820

Pub. Date: 09/30/2011

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

A reader with an analytical approach to American politics.Readings in American Politics introduces students to foundational works and recent scholarship that have shaped the way political scientists understand American government today. In the Second Edition, 30 percent of the readings are new, including excerpts from widely requested classics such as Home Style by

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A reader with an analytical approach to American politics.Readings in American Politics introduces students to foundational works and recent scholarship that have shaped the way political scientists understand American government today. In the Second Edition, 30 percent of the readings are new, including excerpts from widely requested classics such as Home Style by Richard Fenno and The Hollow Hope by Gerald Rosenberg—as well as recent scholarship like Michelle Swers’s The Difference Women Make and Larry Bartels’s Unequal Democracy.

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ISBN-13:
2900393912820
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
551

Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Editor xiii

1 Fundamentals

1.1 The Second Treatise of Government John Locke 1

1.2 The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups Mancur Olson 6

1.3 "The Tragedy of the Commons" Garrett Hardin 24

1.4 The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process D. Roderick Kiewiet Mathew McCubbins 38

2 The Constitution and the Founding

2.1 The Federalist, No. 10 James Madison 51

2.2 The Federalist, No. 51 James Madison 58

2.3 The Antifederalist, No. 1 Brutus 62

2.4 How Democratic Is the American Constitution? Robert A. Dahl 71

3 Federalism

3.1 The Federalist, No. 39 James Madison 77

3.2 Federalism: Origin, Operation, Significance William H. Riker 83

3.3 United States v. Lopez (1995) 97

3.4 "The Katrina Breakdown," from On Risk and Disaster Jonathan Walters Donald F. Kettl 107

4.1 Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics Michael Dawson 113

4.2 Brown v. Board of Education (1954) 128

4.3 District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) 133

5 Congress

5.1 Congress: The Electoral Connection David Mayhew 149

5.2 Home Style: House Members in Their Districts Richard F. Fenno 162

5.3 The Difference Women Make: The Policy Impact of Women in Congress Michele L. Swers 167

5.4 Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives Gary W. Cox Mathew D. McCubbins 172

6 The Presidency

6.1 Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan Richard E. Neustadt 193

6.2 "Bargaining and Presidential Power" Charles M. Cameron 202

6.3 Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public Brandice Canes-Wrone 208

6.4 Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action William G. Howell 229

6.5 Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership Samuel Kernell 243

7 The Bureaucracy

7.1 Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It James Q. Wilson 253

7.2 "Congressional Oversight Overlooked: Police Patrols versus Fire Alarms" Mathew D. Mccubblns Thomas Schwartz 267

7.3 The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928 Daniel Carpenter 282

8 The Judiciary

8.1 The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring about Social Change? Gerald N. Rosenberg 287

8.2 Marbury v. Madison (1801) 294

8.3 Lawrence v. Texas (2003) 303

8.4 Bush v. Gore (2000) 314

9 Public Opinion

9.1 The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? Arthur Lupia Mathew D. Mccubbins 327

9.2 The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion John R. Zaller 340

9.3 The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies Bryan Caplan 345

10 Participation

10.1 Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America Steven Rosenstone John Mark Hansen 351

10.2 The Private Roots of Public Action Nancy Burns Kay Schlozman Sidney Verba 369

10.3 Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community Robert D. Putnam 386

11 Interest Groups

11.1 The Organization of Interests: Incentives and the Internal Dynamics of Political Interest Groups Terry M. Moe 391

11.2 Outside Lobbying: Public Opinion and Interest Group Strategies Ken Kollman 404

11.3 Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference Katherine Cramer Walsh 419

12 Political Parties

12.1 Why Parties? The Origin and Transformation of Party Politics in America John H. Aldrich 421

12.2 The American Voter Angus Campbell Philip E. Converse Warren E. Miller Donald E. Stokes 445

13 Elections

13.1 The End of Inequality: One Person, One Vote and the Transformation of American Politics Stephen Ansolabehere James M. Snyder 453

13.2 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 462

13.3 Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches Nolan McCarty Keith Poole Howard Rosenthal 474

14 The Media

14.1 Soft News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in the New Media Age Matthew A. Baum 491

14.2 Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide Shanto Iyengar 495

15 Economic Policy

15.1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money John Maynard Keynes 505

15.2 Capitalism and Freedom Milton Friedman 510

16 Social Policy

16.1 Agendas and Instability in American Politics Frank R. Baumgartner Bryan D. Jones 517

16.2 Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age Larry M. Bartels 529

17 Foreign Policy

17.1 Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World Walter Russell Mead 539

17.2 The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11 John Yoo 543

Acknowledgments 553

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