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We the People : A Concise Introduction to American Politics,9780072401882

We the People : A Concise Introduction to American Politics

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4th
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9780072401882

ISBN10:
0072401885
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2001
Publisher(s):
McGraw Hill (Tx)
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Table of Contents

Preface xii
The American Heritage
1(26)
Political Culture: The Core Principles of American Government
2(10)
Politics: The Process of Deciding Upon Society's Goals
12(10)
The Concept of a Political System and the Book's Organization
22(5)
Summary
25(1)
Major Concepts
25(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
26
Presidential Inaugural Address
1(26)
George W. Bush
Constitutional Democracy
27(32)
Before the Constitution: The Colonial and Revolutionary Experiences
29(5)
Negotiating Toward a Constitution
34(6)
Providing for a Limited Government
40(7)
Providing for Self-Government
47(8)
Constitutional Democracy Today
55(4)
Summary
56(1)
Major Concepts
57(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
57
The Mischiefs of Faction
2(57)
James Madison
Federalism
59(30)
Federalism: National and State Sovereignty
60(7)
Federalism in Historical Perspective
67(8)
Federalism Today
75(10)
The Public's Influence: Setting the Boundaries of Federal-State Power
85(4)
Summary
86(1)
Major Concepts
87(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
87
The National Idea in American Politics
3(86)
Samuel H. Beer
Civil Liberties
89(32)
Freedom of Expression
91(11)
Freedom of Religion
102(3)
The Right of Privacy
105(2)
Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes
107(10)
The Courts and a Free Society
117(4)
Summary
118(1)
Major Concepts
119(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
119
The Internet and Free Expression Reno v. ACLU (1997)
4(117)
Equal Rights
121(35)
The Struggle for Equality
122(16)
Equality Under the Law
138(6)
Equality of Result
144(9)
Superficial Differences, Deep Divisions
153(3)
Summary
153(1)
Major Concepts
154(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
155
America's Racial Divide
5(151)
William Jefferson Clinton
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
156(29)
The Nature of Public Opinion
158(7)
Political Socialization: How Americans Learn Their Politics
165(5)
Frames of Reference: How Americans Think Politically
170(10)
The Influence of Public Opinion on Policy
180(5)
Summary
182(1)
Major Concepts
183(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
183
Democracy, Information, and the Rational Public
6(179)
Benjamin I. Page
Robert Y. Shapiro
Voting and Participation
185(28)
Voter Participation
186(15)
Conventional Forms of Participation Other Than Voting
201(5)
Unconventional Activism: Social Movements and Protest Politics
206(2)
Participation and the Potential for Influence
208(5)
Summary
210(1)
Major Concepts
211(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
211
The Vanishing Voter
7(206)
Thomas E. Patterson
Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns
213(36)
Party Competition and Majority Rule: The History of U.S. Parties
215(6)
Electoral and Party Systems
221(10)
Party Organizations
231(8)
The Candidate-Centered Campaign
239(5)
Parties, Candidates, and the Public's Influence
244(5)
Summary
246(1)
Major Concepts
247(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
248
Running for Congress
8(241)
Paul S. Herrnson
Interest Groups
249(30)
The Interest-Group System
251(9)
Inside Lobbying: Seeking Influence Through Official Contacts
260(7)
Outside Lobbying: Seeking Influence Through Public Pressure
267(5)
The Group System: Indispensable But Biased
272(7)
Summary
276(1)
Major Concepts
277(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
277
The Paralyzing Effect of Group Politics
9(270)
Jonathan Rauch
The News Media
279(25)
The Development of the News Media: From Partisanship to Objective Journalism
281(6)
Freedom and Conformity in the U.S. News Media
287(4)
The News Media as Link: Roles the Press can and Cannot Perform
291(9)
Organizing the Public in the Media Age
300(4)
Summary
302(1)
Major Concepts
302(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
303
The Miscast Institution
10(294)
Thomas E. Patterson
Congress
304(38)
Congress as a Career: Election to Congress
305(7)
Congressional Leadership
312(7)
The Committee System
319(4)
How a Bill Becomes Law
323(4)
Congress's Policymaking Role
327(11)
Congress: Too Much Pluralism?
338(4)
Summary
339(1)
Major Concepts
340(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
340
Tammany Hall Goes to Washington
11(331)
Morris P. Fiorina
The Presidency
342(39)
Foundations of the Modern Presidency
344(6)
Choosing the President
350(10)
Staffing the Presidency
360(4)
Factors in Presidential Leadership
364(17)
Summary
378(1)
Major Concepts
379(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
379
The Postmodern President
12(369)
Richard Rose
The Bureaucracy
381(34)
The Federal Bureaucracy: Form, Personnel, and Activities
383(9)
Development of the Federal Bureaucracy: Politics and Administration
392(4)
The Bureaucracy's Power Imperative
396(6)
Bureaucratic Accountability
402(7)
Reinventing Government
409(6)
Summary
411(1)
Major Concepts
412(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
413
Reinventing Government
13(402)
David Osborne
Ted Gaebler
The Judiciary
415(33)
The Federal Judicial System
417(9)
Federal Court Appointees
426(3)
The Nature of Judicial Decision Making
429(9)
Judicial Power and Democratic Government
438(10)
Summary
445(1)
Major Concepts
446(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
447
Judicial Interpretation
14(434)
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Economic and Environmental Policy
448(33)
Regulating the Economy
449(8)
Government As Protector of the Environment
457(3)
Government as Promoter of Economic Interests
460(2)
Fiscal Policy: Government as Manager The Economy, I
462(11)
Monetary Policy: Government as Manager of the Economy, II
473(8)
Summary
478(1)
Major Concepts
479(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
479
Long-Term Goals for the Economy
15(466)
Alice M. Rivlin
Welfare and Education Policy
481(30)
Poverty in America: The Nature of the Problem
484(2)
The Politics and Policies of Social Welfare
486(6)
Individual-Benefit Programs
492(8)
Education as Equality of Opportunity: The American Way
500(5)
Culture, Politics, and Social Welfare
505(6)
Summary
508(1)
Major Concepts
509(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
510
Saving Social Security
16(495)
Robert D. Reischauer
Foreign and Defense Policy
511
The Roots of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy
513(6)
The Process of Foreign and Military Policymaking
519(5)
The Military Dimension of National Security Policy
524(5)
The Economic Dimension of National Security Policy
529
Summary
541(1)
Major Concepts
542(1)
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
542
A Borderless World
17
Kenichi Ohmae
The Declaration of Independence A
The Constitution of the United States A-5
Notes A-25
Glossary A-58
Credits C-1
Index I-1


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