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American Government Readings and Cases / Edition 13

American Government Readings and Cases / Edition 13


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ISBN-13: 9780321005090
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/31/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


         *Selections new to this edition are indicated with an asterisk 

1. Constitutional Government.


1. John Locke, Second Treatise, Of Civil Government.

2. John P. Roche, The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action.

3. Charles A. Beard, Framing the Constitution.

4. James Madison, Federalist 47, 48, 51.

5. Laurence H. Tribe and Michael C. Dorf, How Not to Read the Constitution.


2. Federalism.


6. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 16, 17.

7. The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 17.

8. James Madison, Federalist 44.

9. James Madison, Federalist 45.

10. James Madison, Federalist 39.

11. James Bryce, The Merits of the Federal System.

12. McCulloch v. Maryland, 4 Wheaton 316 (1819).

13. Gibbons v. Ogden, 9 Wheaton 1 (1824).

14. United States v. Morrison (2000).

15.Gonzales v. Raich, U.S. Supreme Court  (2005)*

16. David Broder, A Republic Subverted.


3. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.


17. Antifederalist Paper No. 84 On the Lack of a Bill of Rights.

18. James Madison, Speech Before the House of Representatives in 1789 Proposing Amendments to Add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution

19. Gideon v. Wainwright 372 U.S. 335 (1963).

20. Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Need to Maintain a Free Marketplace of Ideas.

21. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan 376 U.S 254 (1964).

22. Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896).

23. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 347 U.S. 483 (1954).

24. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 349 U.S. 294 (1955).

25. Engel v. Vitale 370 U.S. 421 (1962).

26. Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis, The Right to Privacy*

27. Griswold v. Connecticut,381 U.S. 479 (1965)*

28. Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973).

29. University of California Board of Regents</INST><TTL>UniversitU v. Bakke,  438 U.S. 265 (1978)*




4. Political Parties and the Electorate.


30. James Madison, Federalist 10.

31. E. E. Schattschneider, Party Government.

32. Report of the Committee of Political Parties, American Political Science Association, Toward More Responsible Two Party System.

33. Arthur Paulson, Constitutional and Political Requirements for a Responsible Two-Party System*

34. David R. Mayhew, Divided We Govern.

35. V.O. Key, Jr., A Theory of Critical Elections.

36. Bernard R. Berelson, Paul F. Lazarsfeld, and William N. McPhee, Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory.

37. V.O. Key, Jr., The Responsible Electorate.


5. Interest Groups.


38. Jeffrey M. Berry, Madison's Dilemma.

39. Buckley v. Valeo <PG></PG></TTL, <SUBTTL>424 U.S. 1 (1976

40. David B. Truman, The Governmental Process.*

41. John Kenneth Galbraith, The Theory of Countervailing Power.*

42. Theodore J. Lowi, The End of Liberalism: The Indictment.

43. Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, Interest Groups and the American Political System.

44. Larry J. Sabato, The Misplaced Obsession with PACs.


6. The Presidency.


45. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 70.

46. Clinton Rossiter, The Presidency-Focus of Leadership.

47. Richard E. Neustadt, Presidential Power.

48. James David Barber, The Presidential Character.*

49. Stephen Skowronek, Leadership by Definition: First Term Reflections on George W Bush’s Political Stance

50. Sidney M. Milkis, The Presidency and Political Parties.

51. John W. Dean, PRESIDENTIAL POWERS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY:Could Terrorism Result In A Constitutional Dictator?*


7. The Bureaucracy.


52. Peter Woll, Constitutional Democracy and Bureaucratic Power.

53. James Q. Wilson, The Rise of the Bureaucratic State.


8. Congress.


54. James Madison, Federalist 53, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63.

55. Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government (1885).

56. Morris P. Fiorina, The Rise of the Washington Establishment.

57. Lawrence C. Dodd, Congress and the Quest for Power.

58. Edmund Burke, Speech to the Electors of Bristol.

59. Richard F. Fenno, Jr., If, As Ralph Nader Says, Congress Is “The Broken Branch,” How Come We Love Our Congressmen So Much?

60. Nelson W. Polsby, Congress-Bashing for Beginners.

61. David R. Mayhew, Congress: The Electoral Connection.

62. Richard F. Fenno, Jr., Home Style and Washington Career.


9. The Judiciary.


63. William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England 1765*

64. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78.

65. Marbury v. Madison 1 Cranch 137 (1803).

66. John P. Roche, Judicial Self-Restraint.

67. William J. Brennan, Jr., How the Supreme Court Arrives at Decisions.

68. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Constitutional Liberty and the Right to Abortion.

69. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Liberty, Privacy, and the Right to Abortion.

70. Justice Antonin Scalia, Liberty and Abortion: A Strict Constructionist's View.


Appendix 1: The Declaration of Independence.


Appendix 2: The Constitution of the United States


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