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Voices of Dissent : Critical Readings in American Politics

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780321328175

ISBN10:
0321328175
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Longman
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Summary

This distinctive readerthe only collection of critical readings on American government availabletakes students far beyond the mainstream debate between liberalism and conservatism to fundamentally challenge the status quo.Voices of Dissentprovides a systematic series of critical perspectives on American politics that goes beyond the debate between mainstream liberalism and conservatism. This text nurtures students'abilities to critically assess the "givens" of political and economic life in the United States. A recurrent theme in the selections is political economy and the tension between capitalism and democracy.

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 vi
Introduction: Why a Critical Reader? 1(8)
PART I: Structure
9(102)
Democracy and Political Economy
10(35)
This Land Is Your Land
11(11)
Jim Hightower
The Market as Prison
22(8)
Charles E. Lindblom
Why Does the Air Stink? Corporate Power and Public Policy
30(10)
Dan Clawson
Alan Neustadtl
Mark Weller
Global Ecology and the Common Good
40(5)
John Bellamy Foster
Ideology and Political Culture
45(35)
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 Greatest Nation on Earth
73(7)
Robert Jensen
Constitutional and State Structures
80(31)
American Exceptionalism and the Politics of Fragmentation
81(7)
Joshua Cohen
Joel Rogers
The Dark Side of the Constitution
88(12)
Kenneth M. Dolbeare
Linda Medcalf
The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Decline of American Democracy
100(7)
Daniel Lazare
Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident
107(4)
Howard Zinn
PART II: Politics and Institutions
111(182)
Mass Media and Politics
113(38)
It's the Media, Stupid
114(11)
Robert W. McChesney
John Nichols
News Content and Illusion: Four Information Biases That Matter
125(10)
W. Lance Bennett
The Media and the Bush Dyslexicon
135(10)
Mark Crispin Miller
Media Power Sources: TV Sets the Agenda
145(6)
Ina Howard
Parties and Elections
151(29)
Why Americans Still Don't Vote
152(10)
Frances Fox Piven
Richard A. Cloward
Finding the Lost Voters
162(7)
Micah L. Sifry
Let Them Eat War
169(6)
Arlie Hochschild
After the Deluge: Electoral Reform in the Wake of the Election of 2000
175(5)
Lani Guinier
Congress
180(34)
Congress and Big Business
181(7)
John C. Berg
Common Cause Democracy on Drugs: How a Bill Really Becomes A Law
188(8)
Senator James Jeffords (I-VT) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) Courage in Congress: Two Dissenters Explain Their Actions
196(4)
Congress and Movement-Building: Bernie Sanders and the Congressional Progressive Caucus
200(14)
William F. Grover
The Presidency
214(41)
The Limits of Presidential Power
215(5)
Michael A. Genovese
The Presidential Spectacle
220(17)
Bruce Miroff
Presidential Dynasties
237(5)
Kevin Phillips
The Bush Presidency and the Politics of Conservative Domination
242(13)
Joseph G. Peschek
Law and the Courts
255(38)
Corporations, the Law, and Democracy
256(10)
Carl Swidorski
Is Free Speech the Enemy of Democracy?
266(9)
Cass R. Sunstein
This Dangerous Patriot's Game
275(7)
Patricia J. Williams
Neo-Patriarchy and the Anti-Homosexual Agenda
282(11)
R. Claire Snyder
PART III: Politics and Vision
293(68)
Political Challenges at Home and Abroad
294(36)
For Richer: Class Inequality and Democracy
295(13)
Paul Krugman
Doing it for Ourselves: Can Feminism Survive Class Polarization?
308(5)
Barbara Ehrenreich
Black America and the Dilemma of Patriotism
313(5)
Brian Gilmore
The United States and Global Wars of Terror
318(12)
Noam Chomsky
Visions of a New Democracy
330(31)
Letter From Birmingham Jail
331(8)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reclaiming the Commons
339(7)
Naomi Klein
Why Unions Matter
346(8)
Elaine Bernard
Closing the Democracy Gap
354(7)
Ralph Nader
Resources for Further Study
361(3)
Appendix
364(20)
The Declaration of Independence
364(3)
The Constitution of the United States
367(13)
The Federalist No. 10
380(4)
Credits 384


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