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American Government Readings and Cases

ISBN-10: 0205116140
ISBN-13: 9780205116140
Edition: 19th 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Peter Woll
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Book details

List price: $73.80
Edition: 19th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This best-selling book in American government puts readers directly in touch with the great authors and political leaders who have shaped#x13;and are shaping#x13;American government. American Government: Readings and Cases has been the bestselling American government reader for over 40 years. This anthology continues to provide a strong, balanced blend of classic selections that illustrate and amplify important concepts in American government, along with current readings and cases drawn from today's headlines.

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The Setting of the American System
Constitutional Government
Topic: Constitutional Democracy: The Rule of Law
Second Treatise, Of Civil Government
Topic: Framing the Constitution: Elitist or Democratic Process?
The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
Framing the Constitution
Topic: Limitation of Governmental Power and of Majority Rule
Federalist 47, 48, 51
Topic: Interpreting the Constitution
How Not to Read the Constitution
Federalism
Topic: Constitutional Background: National Versus State Power
Federalist 16, 17
Federalist 44
Federalist 45
Federalist 39
The Merits of the Federal System
Topic: Implied Powers and the Supremacy of National Law
4 Wheaton 316 (1819)
9 Wheaton 1 (1824)
Topic: National Power over the States: A Recurring Constitutional Debate
United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 59 (2000)
Topic: What State Actions Are Beyond Federal Regulation? California�s Medical Marijuana Law
U.S. Supreme Court (2005)
Topic:Gibbons v. OgdenRevisited: Federalism and the Commerce Clause
317 U.S. 111 (1942)*
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Topic: Constitutional Background
Antifederalist Paper No. 84, On the Lack of a Bill of Rights
Topic: The Nationalization of the Bill of Rights: The Fourteenth Amendment
372 U.S. 335 (1963)
Topic: Freedom of Speech and Press
The Need to Maintain a Free Marketplace of Ideas, Abrams v. United States 250 U.S. 616 (1919)
Topic: Expanding the Boundaries of Permissible Criticism of Government and Public Officials
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan 376 U.S 254 (1964)
Topic: Equal Protection of the Laws: School Desegregation
Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896)
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 349 U.S. 294 (1955)
Topic: The Constitutional Right to Vote
Gomillion v. Lightfoot, 364 U.S. 339 (1960)
Topic: The Judicial Sources of Political Controversies over Civil Liberties and Rights: The Establishment Clause and the Issue of School Prayer
Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962)
Topic: The Right to Privacy
The Right to Privacy
Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965)
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
Topic: Affirmative Action
University of California Board of Regents v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978)
Topic: Gun Control: The First Major Gun Control Case
District of Columbia v. Heller, United States Supreme Court, 2008 *
Political Parties, Electoral Behavior, and Interest Groups
Political Parties and the Electorate
Topic: Constitutional Background
Federalist 10
Party Government
Topic: The Party Model of Government
Government by Discussion
Topic: The American Party System
Report of the Committee of Political Parties, American Political Science Association,Toward More Responsible Two Party System
Topic: Political Parties in Divided Government
Divided We Govern
Topic: Functions and Types of Elections
A Theory of Critical Elections
Topic: Voting Behavior: Rational or Irrational?
Democratic Practice and Democratic Theory
Topic: Political Campaigns and the Electorate
The Responsible Electorate
Interest Groups
Topic: Constitutional Background
Madison's Dilemma
Topic: First Amendment Barriers to the Regulation of Interest Groups and Political Parties
Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976)
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, United States Supreme Court, 2010
The Democratic Paradox of Campaign Finance Reform
Topic: Group Theory: The Nature and Functions of Interest Groups
The Governmental Process
The Role of Interest Groups in Government
Topic: Money, PACs, and Elections
The Misplaced Obsession with PACs
National Government Institutions
The Presidency
Federalist 70
George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency*
Topic: The Nature of the Presidency: Power, Persuasion, and Paradoxes
The Presidency -- Focus of Leadership
Presidential Power
Topic: Presidential Politics: Presidential Character and Style
The Presidential Character
Topic: The Constitutional Presidency and Emergency Powers
Ex Parte Milligan 71 U.S. 2 (1866)
Topic: Presidential Power, Due Process, and the Separation of Powers in the Time of the War on Terror
Boumediene v. Bush, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, 2008
The Bureaucracy
Constitutional Democracy and Bureaucratic Power
Topic: The Political Roots and Consequences of Bureaucracy
The Rise of the Bureaucratic State
Congress
Topic: Constitutional Background: Representation of Popular, Group, and National Interests
Federalist 53, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63
Topic: Congress and the Washington Political Establishment
Congressional Government
The Rise of the Washington Establishment
Topic: Committee Chairmen as Political Entrepreneurs
Congress and the Quest for Power
Topic: Congress and the Electoral Connection
Speech to the Electors of Bristol
Congress: The Electoral Connection
Home Style and Washington Career
Why I�m Leaving the Senate*
The Judiciary
Commentaries on the Laws of England 1765
Federalist 78
Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137 (1803)
Judicial Self-Restraint
Counsel for Defendant Borden inLuther v. Borden (1849),Why Courts Cannot Fairly Decide Political Questions
Luther v. Borden, 48 U.S. 1 (1849)
How the Supreme Court Arrives at Decisions
The Obligation to Follow Precedent*
In Re Slaughter-House Cases, 83 U.S. 36 (1873)*
Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court:McDonald v. Chicago (2010)
McDonald v. Chicago, United States Supreme Court (2010)
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States

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