American Government

ISBN-10: 0073379832

ISBN-13: 9780073379838

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Mitchel Gerber
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Description: Over 40 selections of enduring intellectual value--classic articles, book excerpts, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions--that have shaped the study of American government and our contemporary understanding of it.

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List price: $63.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

American Political Culture and Ideology
Two Treatises of Government(1690)1 “The great andchief endtherefore, of Mens uniting into Commonwealths, and putting themselves under Government,is the Preservation of their Property.”
Democracy in America(1835)5 “The people reign in the American political world as the Deity does in the universe.”
Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life(University of California Press, 1985)9 “Individualism lies at the very core of American culture.”
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community(Simon & Schuster, 2000)14 “In our empirical account of recent social trends in this book, therefore, this distinction will be less prominent than I would prefer. On the other hand, we must keep this conceptual differentiation at the back of our minds as we proceed, recognizing that bridging and bonding social capital are not interchangeable.”The Constitutional Foundation of American Government 19
Federalist,Nos. 47, 48, and 51 (1788)20 “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States(Macmil lan, 1935)23 “The overwhelming majority of members, at least five-sixths, were immediately, directly, and personally interested in the outcome of their labors at Philadelphia, and were to a greater or less extent economic beneficiaries from the adoption of the Constitution.”
“The Intellectual Origins of the American Constitution,”National Forum: The Phi Kappa Phi Journal(Fall 1984)27 “[T]hey were men intensely interested in ideas and especially concerned with making theoretical sense of what they were doing. They were participants in a rich, dynamic political culture that helped determine the nature of the Constitution they created.”The Evolution of American Federalism 31
McCulloch v. Maryland,U.S. Supreme Court (1819)32 “If any one proposition could command the universal assent of mankind, we might expect it would be this: that the government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action.”
“Federalism, Nationalism, and Democracy in America,”American Political Science Review(March 1978)36 “What is interesting about American federalism today is not its particular allocation of functions or powers between levels of government, but rather what it is adding to our national system of representation.”
“Opening the Third Century of American Federalism: Issues and Prospects,”The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science(May 1990)42 “Nevertheless, within this deteriorating constitutional and political fram
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