9780618719150

Perspectives on American Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618719150

  • ISBN10:

    0618719156

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Cengage High School
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Summary

A thematically rich reader,Perspectives on American Politicsorganizes up-to-date selections into four categories--Foundations, American Politics Today, Controversies,andView from the Inside.This range of perspectives expands students' understanding and knowledge of how the American system works. The text's thirteen chapters correspond with the most frequently assigned chapters of American Government textbooks, making it an ideal supplement to any core text. New!Controversies perspective in each chapter provides students with different points of view on critical issues in American politics, using either a pro/con set of articles or one balanced article to illustrate the articles. Both the text and the Instructor's Resource Manual include ideas on how to use these articles to structure class debates. With the addition of this feature, the fifth Edition presents a greater number of readings directly related to the introductory American Government course. (Articles on international topics are interspersed throughout the other sections as appropriate.)

Table of Contents

The Constitution
Foundations
Federalist No. 10, James Madison
Federalist No. 47, James Madison
Federalist No. 48, James Madison
Federalist No. 51, James Madison
The Address and Reasons of Dissent of the Minority of the Convention of Pennsylvania to Their Constituents
American Politics Today
Second Thoughts on the Second Amendment, Wendy Kaminer
Issue and Controversy
Is the Constitution Democratic?
View from the Inside
A Brilliant Solution
Federalism
Foundations
What the Antifederalists Were For
Federalist No. 45
American Politics Today
The State of American Federalism
Issue and Controversy
The End of the Federalism Revolution
Reclaiming Federalism
View from the Inside
How Did Intergovernmental Relations Fail in the USA After Hurricane Katrina?
Civil Liberties
Foundations
On Liberty
American Politics Today
The Day After Roe
Issue and Controversy
Terrorism and the Limits of Law
View from the Inside
Is the Criminal Trial a Search for Truth?
Civil Rights
Foundations
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board of Education
Bolling v. Sharpe
American Politics Today
Affirmative Action--Don't Mend or End It--Bend It
Issue and Controversy
Border War
View from the Inside 4.6 "We Do,"
Political Culture and Public Opinion
Foundations
Democracy in America
American Politics Today
One Nation, Slightly Divisible
The Twelve Tribes of American Politics
Issue and Controversy
Polling and Democracy
View from the Inside
The Other War Room
Interest Groups
Foundations
The Scope and Bias of the Pressure System
American Politics Today
Interest Group Connections in Changing Political Environments
Issue and Controversy
Potholes on K Street, Bara Vaida
View from the Inside
High Tech Learns to Play the Washington Game
The Media
Foundations
New York Times Co. v. United States
American Politics Today
The New Media
Issue and Controversy
Bias
Victim Politics
View from the Inside
My Plame Problem--and Yours
Parties and Elections
Foundations
Why Parties?
American Politics Today
How the Democrats Won
Purple Mountains
Issue and Controversy
In Defense of the Electoral College
View from the Inside
Lesson Learned: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Election Night Coverage
The Congress
Foundations
Federalist No. 55
Federalist No. 57
American Politics Today
Congress and American Democracy: Assessing Performance
Issue and Controversy
Slaying the Dinosaur: The Case for Reforming the Senate Filibuster
Defending the Dinosaur: The Case for Not Fixing the Filibuster
View from the Inside
Great Expectations
The Presidency
Foundations
Federalist No.70
Presidential Power
American Politics Today
The Two Constitutional Presidencies
Issue and Controversy
The Tension Between Presidential Signing Statements and the Rule of Law
Presidential Signing Statements Maintain the Balance of Power
View from the Inside
September 11, 2001
The Bureaucracy
Foundations
Bureaucracy
American Politics Today
Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It
Issue and Controversy
The 9-11 Commission Report, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
View from the Inside
Taking the Initiative, or Risk Taking Inside Government
The Judiciary
Foundations
Federalist No. 78
Marbury v. Madison
American Politics Today
From Rehnquist to Roberts
Issue and Controversy
Should the Constitution Be Interpreted According to Its Original Meaning?
Justice John Paul Stevens
View from the Inside
A Novice Confronts the Supreme Court
Public Policy
Foundations
Domestic Policy Making
American Politics Today
Why Spending Has Got to Give
Issue and Controversy
The Two World Orders
View from the Inside
Policy Entrepreneurship in Congress
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