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Readings in American Government

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780534592691

ISBN10:
0534592694
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 8/1/2002.
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Summary

Written by Mack C. Shelley, Jamie Swift, and Steffen W. Schmidt, this reader is updated to include the latest issues in American political debate. You will find numerous readings that deal with controversial issues, legal conflicts, and ethical judgment calls directly related to academia and students. Some topics include diversity on trial, politicians on the web, campaign reform, and war in cyberspace. These topics will generate an exciting and productive debate on important issues facing Americans which will ultimately enhance students?' critical thinking skills, the ability to engage in group or teamwork projects, active learning motivation, and communication skills, as well as foster a liberal education and stimulate positive, informed citizenship. Two to four articles per chapter.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-STABILITY AND CHANGE
Cultural Decline and Political Dependency, Robert J
Bresler
Terrorism: The 21st-Century War, Llewellyn D
Howell
The Great Cultural Divide, Robert J
Bresler
Energy Security is American Security, Senator John Kerry
CHAPTER TWO: THE CONSTITUTION
Southwest shall secede from U
Prof
predicts, Frank Zoretich
Government's Legitimate Role in a Free Society, Walter E
Williams
CHAPTER THREE: FEDERALISM
Lynching Past and Present: Race and the Death Penalty, Steven Hawkins
Extreme Sportsmen, Charlie LeDuff
Searching for Democracy Again, Steffen W
Schmidt
CHAPTER FOUR: CIVIL LIBERTIES
Faith and Diversity in American Religion, Alan Wolfe
A Nasty Business, Bruce Hoffman
CHAPTER FIVE: CIVIL RIGHTS: EQUAL PROTECTION
The Year in Hate, Intelligence Report
Class Assignment, Tim Walker
CHAPTER SIX: CIVIL RIGHTS: BEYOND EQUAL PROTECTION
At last, support for U
military women in Saudi Arabia, Tom Teepen
Ensuring Patient Rights, Greg Scandlen
CHAPTER SEVEN: PUBLIC OPINION
Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time, Paul Loeb
Looking Inward, Freshmen Care Less About Politics and More About Money, Alex P
Kellogg
CHAPTER EIGHT: INTEREST GROUPS
ACTION ALERT: National ID Cards from DMV? Protect Your Privacy! Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Semester of Our Discontent, Frankie J
Petrosino
Social Security: A Crisis that Doesn't Exist? Andrew G
Biggs
CHAPTER NINE: POLITICAL PARTIES
Towards a More Responsible Two-Party System, Committee on Political Parties, American Political Science Association
2000 Democratic Party Platform
Republican Party Platform
CHAPTER TEN: CAMPAIGNS, CANDIDATES, AND ELECTIONS
Angry Investors Could Be Political Wild Card, Jamie Dettmer
Lessons of the 2000 Election, John Samples, Tom G
Palmer, and Patrick Basham
CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE MEDIA
The Media and Politics: It's More Than the News, Steve Bell
The Last Word, Paul M
Rodriguez
CHAPTER TWELVE: THE CONGRESS
A New Century of American Leadership, Tom Daschle
The Military Tribunal Authorization Act of 2002, United States Senate Bill
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE PRESIDENCY
State of the Union – 2002, President George W
Bush
State of the Union – 1999, President Bill Clinton
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE BUREAUCRACY
What Does It Take to Lose a Contract? Kelly Patricia O'Meara
Executive Order Establishing Office of Homeland Security, President George W
Bush
The Futility of Homeland Defense, David Carr
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: THE JUDICIARY
Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried as Adults? Laurence Steinberg
Bush v
Gore, U
Supreme Court case
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: DOMESTIC POLICY
The Energy We Overlook, Robert U
Ayres
Dust in the Wind, John C
Ryan
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: ECONOMIC POLICY
Why Madonna Should Cry for Argentina, Tony Smith
Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don't: New Perspectives on Anti-Globalization, Steffen W
Schmidt
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICY
Green Wars: Environmentalism As a National Security Issue, Paul Benjamin
Can We Count on Missile Defense? Craig Eisendrath, Gerald E
Marsh, and Melvin A
Goodman
Pearl Harbor Speech, President Franklin D
Roosevelt
CHAPTER NINETEEN: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
President Proposes Fiscal Year 2003 Budget, National Governors Association
Condo Canyon in South Florida, Steffen W
Schmidt
CHAPTER TWENTY: MONEY AND POLITICS
Millions spent to influence Iowa legislators, John McCormick and Jonathan Roos
Enron, Preaching Deregulation, Worked the Statehouse Circuit, Leslie Wayne
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: POLITICS IN CYBERSPACE
Cyberhate Revisited, Intelligence Report
Robo Warriors and Millennial Weapons, J
Michael Waller


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