Readings in American Politics Analysis and Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0393912825
ISBN-13: 9780393912821
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Ken Kollman
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List price: $51.15
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 551
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
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.

Ken Kollman is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research and teaching focus on political parties, elections, lobbying, and federal systems. He also regularly teaches the introductory American politics course at the University of Michigan. In addition to numerous articles, he has written The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States (with Pradeep Chhibber), and Outside Lobbying: Public Opinion and Interest Group Strategies.

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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