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Readings in American Politics introduces students to foundational works and recent scholarship that have shaped the way political scientists understand American government today. In the Second Edition, 30 percent of the readings are new, including excerpts from widely requested classics such as Home Style by Richard Fenno and The Hollow Hope by Gerald Rosenberg'¬ ;as well as recent scholarship like Michelle Swers'¬"s The Difference Women Make and Larry Bartels'¬"s Unequal Democracy.
Table of Contents
|About the Editor||p. xiii|
|The Second Treatise of Government||p. 1|
|The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups||p. 6|
|"The Tragedy of the Commons"||p. 24|
|The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process||p. 38|
|The Constitution and the Founding|
|The Federalist, No. 10||p. 51|
|The Federalist, No. 51||p. 58|
|The Antifederalist, No. 1||p. 62|
|How Democratic Is the American Constitution?||p. 71|
|The Federalist, No. 39||p. 77|
|Federalism: Origin, Operation, Significance||p. 83|
|United States v. Lopez (1995)||p. 97|
|"The Katrina Breakdown," from On Risk and Disaster||p. 107|
|Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics||p. 113|
|Brown v. Board of Education (1954)||p. 128|
|District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)||p. 133|
|Congress: The Electoral Connection||p. 149|
|Home Style: House Members in Their Districts||p. 162|
|The Difference Women Make: The Policy Impact of Women in Congress||p. 167|
|Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives||p. 172|
|Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan||p. 193|
|"Bargaining and Presidential Power"||p. 202|
|Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public||p. 208|
|Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action||p. 229|
|Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership||p. 243|
|Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It||p. 253|
|"Congressional Oversight Overlooked: Police Patrols versus Fire Alarms"||p. 267|
|The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928||p. 282|
|The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring about Social Change?||p. 287|
|Marbury v. Madison (1801)||p. 294|
|Lawrence v. Texas (2003)||p. 303|
|Bush v. Gore (2000)||p. 314|
|The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know?||p. 327|
|The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion||p. 340|
|The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies||p. 345|
|Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America||p. 351|
|The Private Roots of Public Action||p. 369|
|Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community||p. 386|
|The Organization of Interests: Incentives and the Internal Dynamics of Political Interest Groups||p. 391|
|Outside Lobbying: Public Opinion and Interest Group Strategies||p. 404|
|Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference||p. 419|
|Why Parties? The Origin and Transformation of Party Politics in America||p. 421|
|The American Voter||p. 445|
|The End of Inequality: One Person, One Vote and the Transformation of American Politics||p. 453|
|Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)||p. 462|
|Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches||p. 474|
|Soft News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in the New Media Age||p. 491|
|Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide||p. 495|
|The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money||p. 505|
|Capitalism and Freedom||p. 510|
|Agendas and Instability in American Politics||p. 517|
|Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age||p. 529|
|Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World||p. 539|
|The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11||p. 543|
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