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Voices of Dissent : Critical Readings in American Politics,9780321078391

Voices of Dissent : Critical Readings in American Politics

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9780321078391

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Pub. Date:
6/1/2001
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

This distinctive reader is the only collection of truly critical readings on American government available. Its approach takes readers beyond the mainstream debate between liberalism and conservatism and stimulates them to think deeply about the American political system.

Author Biography

William F. Grover is Professor of Political Science at Saint Michael's College in Vermont Joseph G. Peschek is Professor of Political Science at Hamline University in Minnesota

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: Why a Critical Reader? 1(6)
Part I: Structure 7(116)
Democracy and Political Economy
9(36)
This Land is Your Land
10(11)
Jim Hightower
The Market as Prison
21(8)
Charles E. Lindblom
Why Does the Air Stink? Corporate Power and Public Policy
29(11)
Dan Clawson
Alan Neustadtl
Mark Weller
Global Ecology and the Common Good
40(5)
John Bellamy Foster
Ideology and Political Culture
45(50)
What is the American Dream?
46(14)
Jennifer L. Hochschild
Liberal Individualism and the Crisis of Citizenship
60(9)
Robert N. Bellah
Richard Madsen
William M. Sullivan
Ann Swidler
Steven M. Tipton
Power of Majority Opinion in America Over Thought
69(4)
Alexis De Tocqueville
The Common Good
73(11)
Noam Chomsky
It's the Media, Stupid
84(11)
Robert W. McChesney
John Nichols
Constitutional and State Structures
95(28)
American Exceptionalism: The Politics of Fragmentation
96(7)
Joshua Cohen
Joel Rogers
The Dark Side of the Constitution
103(12)
Kenneth M. Dolbeare
Linda Medcalf
How the Constitution is Paralyzing American Democracy
115(5)
Daniel Lazare
Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident
120(3)
Howard Zinn
Part II: Institutions and Processes 123(148)
Congress
125(36)
Congress and Big Business
126(7)
John C. Berg
RIP for Democratic Politics
133(8)
Benjamin Ginsberg
Martin Shefter
Let the Lobby Boys In
141(7)
David Maraniss
Michael Weisskopf
Congress and Movement-Building: Bernie Sanders and the Congressional Progressive Caucus
148(13)
William F. Grover
The Presidency
161(38)
The Limits of Presidential Power
162(5)
Michael A. Genovese
The Presidential Spectacle
167(15)
Bruce Miroff
Star Wars II: Here We Go Again
182(10)
Michelle Ciarrocca
William D. Hartung
Perilous Restoration: The Election of 2000 and the Presidency of George W. Bush
192(7)
Joseph G. Peschek
Law and the Courts
199(29)
Corporations, the Law, and Democracy
200(12)
Carl Swidorski
Is Free Speech the Enemy of Democracy?
212(8)
Cass R. Sunstein
Race, the Courts, and Justice
220(4)
Patricia J. Williams
Women's Rights and the Cultural Defense Argument
224(4)
Nina Schuyler
Parties and Elections
228(43)
Why Americans Still Don't Vote
229(10)
Frances Fox Piven
Richard A. Cloward
Finding the Lost Voters
239(7)
Micah L. Sifry
America's Forgotten Majority
246(12)
Joel Rogers
Ruy Teixeira
The Incredible Shrinking Sound Bite
258(8)
Kiku Adatto
Making Every Vote Count: A Case for Proportional Representation
266(5)
Douglas J. Amy
Part III: Politics and Vision 271(77)
Political Challenges at Home and Abroad
273(41)
The Shaky American Dream: The Perils of the Growing American Wealth Gap
273(12)
Holly Sklar
Betsy Leondar-Wright
Chuck Collins
Doing It For Ourselves: Can Feminism Survive Class Polarization?
285(5)
Barbara Ehrenreich
Beyond Ramps: Charity and Economic Rights in Collision
290(8)
Marta Russell
Workin' on the Chain Gang
298(7)
Walter Mosley
Global Agenda: The WTO, Globalization, and the Threat to Democracy
305(9)
William Greider
Personal Responsibility and Democratic Citizenship
314(34)
Letter from Birmingham Jail
315(7)
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Possibility of Hope
322(7)
Howard Zinn
Why Unions Matter
329(8)
Elaine Bernard
After the Deluge: Electoral Reform in the Wake of the Election of 2000
337(4)
Lani Guinier
Closing the Democracy Gap
341(7)
Ralph Nader
Resources for Further Study 348(5)
APPENDIX 353(23)
The Declaration of Independence
353(3)
The Constitution of the United States
356(15)
The Federalist No. 10
371(5)
Credits 376


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