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We The People,9780072295061

We The People

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3RD
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9780072295061

ISBN10:
0072295066
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
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MCG
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Table of Contents

Preface xvii
The American Heritage
1(25)
Political Culture: The Core Principles of American Government
3(9)
Politics: The Process of Deciding Upon Society's Goals
12(10)
The Concept of a Political System and the Book's Organization
22(4)
Summary
24(1)
Major Concepts
24(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
25(1)
The Shape of the American Ideology
Everett Carll Ladd
Constitutional Democracy
26(31)
Before the Constitution: The Colonial and Revolutionary Experiences
28(6)
Negotiating Toward a Constitution
34(4)
Providing for a Limited Government
38(7)
Providing for Self-Government
45(8)
Constitutional Democracy Today
53(4)
Summary
54(1)
Major Concepts
55(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
55(2)
The Mischiefs of Faction
James Madison
Federalism
57(28)
Federalism: National and State Sovereignty
58(7)
Federalism in Historical Perspective
65(8)
Ederalism Today
73(9)
The Public's Influence: Setting the Boundaries of Federal-State Power
82(3)
Summary
82(1)
Major Concepts
83(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
84(1)
The National Idea in American Politics
Samuel H. Beer
Civil Liberties
85(31)
Freedom of Expression
87(11)
Freedom of Religion
98(3)
The Right of Privacy
101(2)
Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes
103(9)
The Courts and a Free Society
112(4)
Summary
113(1)
Major Concepts
114(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
114(2)
The Internet and Free Expression
Equal Rights
116(33)
The Struggle for Equality
117(16)
Equality Under the Law
133(6)
Equality of Result
139(7)
Superficial Differences, Deep Divisions
146(3)
Summary
147(1)
Major Concepts
147(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
148(1)
College Admission and Equal Protection United States v. Virginia (1996)
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
149(29)
The Nature of Public Opinion
151(7)
Political Socialization: How Americans Learn Their Politics
158(5)
Frames of Reference: How Americans Think Politically
163(10)
The Influence of Public Opinion on Policy
173(5)
Summary
175(1)
Major Concepts
176(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
176(2)
Democracy, Information, and the Rational Public
Benjamin I. Page
Robert Y. Shapiro
Voting and Participation
178(26)
Voter Participation
179(14)
Conventional Forms of Participation Other Than Voting
193(5)
Unconventional Activism: Social Movements and Protest Politics
198(2)
Participation and the Potential for Influence
200(4)
Summary
201(1)
Major Concepts
202(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
203(1)
America's Declining Social Capital
Robert D. Putnam
Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns
204(35)
Party Competition and Majority Rule: The History of U.S. Parties
206(7)
Electoral and Party Systems
213(12)
Party Organizations
225(3)
The Candidate-Centered Campaign
228(6)
Parties, Candidates, and The Public's Influence
234(5)
Summary
236(1)
Major Concepts
237(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
237(2)
Running for Congress
Paul S. Herrnson
Interest Groups
239(30)
The Interest-Group System
241(9)
Inside Lobbying: Seeking Influence Through Official Contacts
250(7)
Outside Lobbying: Seeking Influence Through Public Pressure
257(5)
The Group System: Indispensable But Biased
262(7)
Summary
266(1)
Major Concepts
267(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
267(2)
The Paralyzing Effect of Group Politics
Jonathan Rauch
The News Media
269(25)
The Development of the News Media: From Partisanship to Objective Journalism
271(6)
Freedom and Conformity in the U.S. News Media
277(4)
The News Media as Link: Roles the Press Can and Cannot Perform
281(9)
Organizing the Public in the Media Age
290(4)
Summary
291(1)
Major Concepts
292(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
292(2)
The Miscast Institution
Thomas E. Patterson
Congress
294(36)
Congress as a Career: Election to Congress
295(7)
Congressional Leadership
302(6)
The Committee System
308(4)
How a Bill Becomes Law
312(4)
Congress's Policymaking Role
316(10)
Congress: Too Much Pluralism?
326(4)
Summary
327(1)
Major Concepts
328(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
328(2)
Tammany Hall Goes to Washington
Marris P. Fiorina
The Presidency
330(37)
Foundations of the Modern Presidency
333(5)
Choosing the President
338(8)
Staffing the Presidency
346(4)
Factors in Presidential Leadership
350(17)
Summary
364(1)
Major Concepts
365(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
366(1)
The Postmodern President
Richard Rose
The Bureaucracy
367(33)
The Federal Bureaucracy: Form, Personnel, and Activities
369(8)
Development of the Federal Bureaucracy: Politics and Administration
377(5)
The Bureaucracy's Power Imperative
382(5)
Bureaucratic Accountability
387(7)
Reinventing Government
394(6)
Summary
396(2)
Major Concepts
398(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
398(2)
Reinventing Government
David Osborne
Ted Gaebler
The Judiciary
400(30)
The Federal Judicial System
402(9)
Federal Court Appointees
411(4)
The Nature of Judicial Decision Making
415(8)
Judicial Power and Democratic Government
423(7)
Summary
427(1)
Major Concepts
428(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
429(1)
Judicial Interpretation
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Economic and Environmental Policy
430(32)
Regulating the Economy
431(9)
Government as Protector of the Environment
440(4)
Government as Promoter of Economic Interests
444(3)
Fiscal Policy: Government as Manager of Economy, I
447(8)
Monetary Policy: Government as Manager of Economy, II
455(7)
Summary
459(1)
Major Concepts
460(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
460(2)
Long-Term Goals for the Economy
Alice M. Rivlin
Social Welfare and Education Policy
462(31)
Poverty in America: The Nature of the Problem
464(4)
The Politics and Policies of Social Welfare
468(5)
Individual-Benefit Programs
473(9)
Education as Equality of Opportunity: The American Way
482(5)
Culture, Politics, and Social Welfare
487(6)
Summary
490(1)
Major Concepts
491(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
491(2)
Saving Social Security
Robert D. Reischauer
Foreign and Defense Policy
493(2)
The Roots of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy
495(6)
The Process of Foreign and Military Policymaking
501(4)
The Military Dimension of National Security Policy
505(6)
The Economic Dimension of National Security Policy
511(13)
Summary
523(1)
Major Concepts
524(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
524
A Borderless World
Kenichi Ohmae
The Declaration of Independence A-1
The Constitution of the United States of America A-6
Notes A-27
Glossary A-60
Acknowledgements A-79
Index I-1


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