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Table of Contents
PART I – THE FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1: The Constitution - The Meal Deal: The Bargain of 1970 That Established Washington DC
Chapter 2: Federalism - The Politics of Educational Federalism: A Race to Washington
Chapter 3: Civil Rights - Affirmative Action: The University Admissions Debate and Beyond
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties- Freedom of Speech on Campus: The Fight Over Fighting Words
PART II – THE PUBLIC
Chapter 5: Public Opinion - Abortion and the Public: A Surprising Stability
Chapter 6: Campaigns – Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: Sexism in the 2008 Presidential Race
Chapter 7: Elections – The Reelection Game: An Insider’s Candid View
Chapter 8: Political Parties – Voter Technology: From Targeting to Microtargeting
Chapter 9: Interest Groups – Clinton’s Health-care Reform: Harry and Louise Go Public
Chapter 10: Interest Groups – Obama’s Health-care Reform: The White House Networks the Industry
Chapter 11: The Media – Agenda-Setting: The News of the Scandal, The Scandal of the News
PART III – THE INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 12: Congress – Legislating Global Warming: The Tragedy of the Climate Bill
Chapter 13: The Presidency - 9/11: Presidential Crisis Dominance
Chapter 14: The Bureaucracy - The Columbia and Challenger Disasters: Agency Groupthink
Chapter 15: The Supreme Court – Watergate and U.S. v. Nixon: The Supreme Court Referees