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American Government Readings and Cases,9780321329509

American Government Readings and Cases

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2/4/2005
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Summary

As it has since its first edition, this reader provides a strong, balanced blend of classics that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with extremely current readings and cases drawn from today's literature.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxii
PART ONE The Setting of the American System
1(172)
Constitutional Government
3(47)
Constitutional Democracy: The Rule of Law
3(7)
Second Treatise, Of Civil Government
4(6)
John Locke
Framing the Constitution: Elitist or Democratic Process?
10(31)
The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
10(21)
John P. Roche
Framing the Constitution
31(10)
Charles A. Beard
Limitation of Governmental Power and of Majority Rule
41(4)
Federalist 47, 48, 51
41(4)
James Madison
Interpreting the Constitution
45(5)
How Not to Read the Constitution
47(3)
Laurence H. Tribe
Michael C. Dorf
Federalism
50(55)
Constitutional Background: National Versus State Power
51(23)
Federalist 16, 17
53(4)
Alexander Hamilton
The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 17
57(3)
Federalist 44
60(3)
James Madison
Federalist 45
63(3)
James Madison
Federalist 39
66(5)
James Madison
The Merits of the Federal System
71(3)
James Bryce
Implied Powers and the Supremacy of National Law
74(9)
4 Wheaton 316 (1819) McCulloch v. Maryland
74(4)
9 Wheaton 1 (1824) Gibbons v. Ogden
78(5)
A Perspective on Federalism: Present and Future
83(5)
The Federal System
84(4)
Morton Grodzins
State Politics and Constitutional Government
88(7)
A Republic Subverted
89(6)
David Broder
National Power over the States: A Recurring Constitutional Debate
95(10)
529 U.S. 59 (2000) United States v. Morrison
99(6)
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
105(68)
Constitutional Background
105(7)
Anti-Federalist Paper No. 84 On the Lack of a Bill of Rights
106(2)
Speech Before the House of Representatives in 1789 Proposing Amendments to Add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution
108(4)
James Madison
The Nationalization of the Bill of Rights
112(4)
Barron v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore 32 U.S. 243 (1833)
113(3)
The Fourteenth Amendment
116(8)
Gideon v. Wainwright 372 U.S. 335 (1963)
119(5)
Freedom of Speech and Press
124(6)
The Need to Maintain a Free Marketplace of Ideas Abrams v. United States 250 U.S. 616 (1919)
126(4)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Expanding the Boundaries of Permissible Criticism of Government and Public Officials
130(6)
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan 376 U.S. 254 (1964)
130(6)
Equal Protection of the Laws: School Desegregation
136(9)
Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896)
136(3)
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
139(3)
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 349 U.S. 294 (1955)
142(3)
The Judicial Sources of Major Political Controversies over Civil Liberties and Rights
145(1)
The Establishment Clause and the Issue of School Prayer
146(8)
Engel v. Vitale 370 U.S. 421 (1962)
147(7)
School Vouchers and the Establishment Clause
154(2)
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris Supreme Court of the United States (2002)
154(2)
The Right to Abortion
156(11)
Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
157(10)
Affirmative Action
167(6)
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena 515 U.S. 200 (1995)
168(5)
PART TWO Political Parties, Electoral Behavior, and Interest Groups
173(112)
Political Parties and the Electorate
175(78)
Constitutional Background
175(8)
Federalist 10
176(5)
James Madison
Party Government
181(2)
E. E. Schattschneider
Constitutional Protection of Parties
183(2)
California Democratic Party et al. v. Jones, Secretary of State of California, et al. Supreme Court of the United States (2000)
184(1)
The Party Model of Government
185(8)
Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System
187(4)
Perspectives on American Political Parties
191(2)
Martin P. Wattenberg
Political Parties in Divided Government
193(8)
Divided We Govern
194(7)
David R. Mayhew
Functions and Types of Elections
201(11)
A Theory of Critical Elections
202(10)
V. O. Key, Jr.
Party Decline and Electoral Decay
212(6)
Politics by Other Means
212(6)
Benjamin Ginsberg
Martin Shefter
Voting Behavior: Rational or Irrational?
218(8)
Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory
219(7)
Bernard R. Berelson
Paul F. Lazarsfeld
William N. McPhee
Political Campaigns and the Electorate
226(4)
The Responsible Electorate
226(4)
V. O. Key, Jr.
Political Parties and Campaign Finance: Constitutional Issues Regulating Political Campaigns
230(6)
Buckley v. Valeo 424 U.S. 1 (1976)
231(5)
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
236(11)
McConnell v. Federal Election Commission United States Supreme Court (2003)
236(6)
Unfree Speech: The Future of Regulatory ``Reform''
242(5)
Bradley A. Smith
A Perspective on the Act
247(6)
Myths and Realities About The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
247(6)
Thomas E. Mann
Norman J. Ornstein
Interest Groups
253(32)
Constitutional Background
253(6)
Madison's Dilemma
254(5)
Jeffrey M. Berry
The Nature and Functions of Interest Groups
259(14)
The Governmental Process
260(6)
David B. Truman
The Theory of Countervailing Power
266(4)
John Kenneth Galbraith
The End of Liberalism: The Indictment
270(3)
Theodore J. Lowi
How American Government and Politics Enhance Interest Group Power
273(4)
Interest Groups and the American Political System
274(3)
Mark J. Rozell
Clyde Wilcox
Money, PACs, and Elections
277(8)
The Misplaced Obsession with PACs
278(7)
Larry J. Sabato
PART THREE National Government Institutions
285(181)
The Presidency
287(63)
Constitutional Background: Single Versus Plural Executive
287(3)
Federalist 70
288(2)
Alexander Hamilton
The Nature of the Presidency: Power, Persuasion, and Paradoxes
290(12)
The Presidency---Focus of Leadership
291(5)
Clinton Rossiter
Presidential Power
296(4)
Richard E. Neustadt
Presidential Paradoxes
300(2)
Thomas E. Cronin
Michael A. Genovese
Presidential Politics
302(1)
Presidential Character and Style
303(10)
The Presidential Character
303(10)
James David Barber
Presidential Leadership and Political Parties
313(14)
The Presidency and Political Parties
313(14)
Sidney M. Milkis
Presidential Elections
327(4)
How to Run for President
327(4)
David Brooks
The Constitutional Presidency and Emergency Powers
331(7)
Ex Parte Merryman (April, 1861)
332(2)
Ex Parte Milligan 71 U.S. 2 (1866)
334(4)
Ex Parte Quirin (1942) as a Precedent for Military Tribunals to Try Suspected Terrorists
338(12)
A Mixed Precedent for Military Tribunals
339(3)
Tony Mauro
Ex Parte Quirin 317 U.S. 1 (1942)
342(3)
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld United States Supreme Court (2004)
345(5)
The Bureaucracy
350(14)
Constitutional Background
350(5)
Constitutional Democracy and Bureaucratic Power
351(4)
Peter Woll
The Political Roots and Consequences of Bureaucracy
355(9)
The Rise of the Bureaucratic State
356(8)
James Q. Wilson
Congress
364(62)
Constitutional Background: Representation of Popular, Group, and National Interests
364(8)
Federalist 53, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63
365(7)
James Madison
Congress and the Washington Political Establishment: Congress Emerges as a Professional Body Shaped by Reelection and Internal Power Incentives
372(13)
Congressional Government
373(5)
Woodrow Wilson
The Rise of the Washington Establishment
378(7)
Morris P. Fiorina
Committee Chairmen as Political Entrepreneurs
385(12)
Congress and the Quest for Power
386(11)
Lawrence C. Dodd
Congress and the Electoral Connection
397(29)
Speech to the Electors of Bristol
398(3)
Edmund Burke
If, as Ralph Nader Says, Congress Is ``The Broken Branch,'' How Come We Love Our Congressmen So Much?
401(7)
Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
Congress-Bashing for Beginners
408(7)
Nelson W. Polsby
Congress: The Electoral Connection
415(5)
David R. Mayhew
Home Style and Washington Career
420(6)
Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
The Judiciary
426(40)
Constitutional Background: Judicial Independence and Judicial Review
426(9)
Federalist 78
427(5)
Alexander Hamilton
Marbury v. Madison I Cranch 137 (1803)
432(3)
Powers and Limitations of the Supreme Court
435(7)
Judicial Self-Restraint
436(6)
John P. Roche
A Case Study of Judicial Self-Restraint: The Pledge of Allegiance Case and the First Amendment's Establishment Clause
442(1)
The Use of the Standing Doctrine as Procedural Self-Restraint: A Case Study
442(5)
[The Pledge of Allegiance Case] Elk Grove Unified School District et al. v. Newdow et al.
443(4)
Judicial Decision Making
447(8)
How the Supreme Court Arrives at Decisions
448(7)
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Interpreting the Constitution
455(1)
The Contemporary Debate over Constitutional Interpretation
456(10)
Constitutional Liberty and the Right to Abortion
457(5)
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Liberty, Privacy, and the Right to Abortion
462(1)
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist
Liberty and Abortion: A Strict Constructionist's View
463(3)
Justice Antonin Scalia
Appendix 1 The Declaration of Independence 466(4)
Appendix 2 The Constitution of the United States 470(19)
Credits 489


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