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    Readings in American Politics Analysis and Perspectives

    ISBN-10: 0393912825
    ISBN-13: 9780393912821
    Author(s): Ken Kollman
    Description: 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  More...
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 551
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.716
    Language: English

    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.

    Preface
    About the Editor
    Fundamentals
    The Second Treatise of Government
    The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups
    "The Tragedy of the Commons"
    The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process
    The Constitution and the Founding
    The Federalist, No. 10
    The Federalist, No. 51
    The Antifederalist, No. 1
    How Democratic Is the American Constitution?
    Federalism
    The Federalist, No. 39
    Federalism: Origin, Operation, Significance
    United States v. Lopez (1995)
    "The Katrina Breakdown," from On Risk and Disaster
    Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics
    Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
    District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)
    Congress
    Congress: The Electoral Connection
    Home Style: House Members in Their Districts
    The Difference Women Make: The Policy Impact of Women in Congress
    Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives
    The Presidency
    Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan
    "Bargaining and Presidential Power"
    Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public
    Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action
    Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership
    The Bureaucracy
    Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It
    "Congressional Oversight Overlooked: Police Patrols versus Fire Alarms"
    The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928
    The Judiciary
    The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring about Social Change?
    Marbury v. Madison (1801)
    Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
    Bush v. Gore (2000)
    Public Opinion
    The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know?
    The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
    The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
    Participation
    Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America
    The Private Roots of Public Action
    Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
    Interest Groups
    The Organization of Interests: Incentives and the Internal Dynamics of Political Interest Groups
    Outside Lobbying: Public Opinion and Interest Group Strategies
    Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference
    Political Parties
    Why Parties? The Origin and Transformation of Party Politics in America
    The American Voter
    Elections
    The End of Inequality: One Person, One Vote and the Transformation of American Politics
    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
    Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches
    The Media
    Soft News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in the New Media Age
    Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide
    Economic Policy
    The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
    Capitalism and Freedom
    Social Policy
    Agendas and Instability in American Politics
    Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age
    Foreign Policy
    Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World
    The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11
    Acknowledgments

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