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American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0618802894
ISBN-13: 9780618802890
Edition: 7th 2008
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Description: American Politics is designed for professors who wish to supplement their main American Government text with a comprehensive reader. Cigler and Loomis offer a broad selection of classic and current selections--both historical source documents and  More...

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List price: $129.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

American Politics is designed for professors who wish to supplement their main American Government text with a comprehensive reader. Cigler and Loomis offer a broad selection of classic and current selections--both historical source documents and critical journalistic writings--accompanied by useful analytical essays on current political issues.

Constitutional Foundations
The Constitution and Founding
A Tradition Born of Strife
The Founding Fathers: An Age of Realism
The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
The Federalist, No. 51
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
The Federalist, No. 39
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
The Katrina Breakdown
The Federalism Debate: Why the Idea of National Education Standards Is Crossing Party Lines
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Near v. Minnesota (1931)
From the Saturday Press to the New York Times
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Lawrence and Garner v. Texas (2003)
Rights, Liberties, and Security: Recalibrating the Balance After September 11
Brown v. Board of Education (1954; 1955)
Substituting Symbol for Substance: What Did Brown Really Accomplish?
Affirmative Action: Don't Mend It or End It--Bend It
Joint Statement of Constitutional Law Scholars, Reaffirming Diversity: A Legal Analysis of the University of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases
People and Politics
Public Opinion
Is "Popular Rule" Possible?
Can We Trust the Polls?
The Iraq Syndrome
Participation and Civic Engagement
Finding the Lost Voters
Voting Rites: Why We Need a New Concept of Citizenship
Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital
Politics and the "DotNet" Generation
Political Parties
The Case for the Importance of Political Parties
A Tale of Two Electorates: The Changing American Party Coalitions, 1952-2000
Thinking About Political Polarization
Campaigns and Elections
Race for the Nomination: In Search of Reform
McConnell v. The Federal Election Commission (2003)
Attack Ads Are Good for You
The Mass Media
Lowering the Political Hero to Our Level
American News Consumption During Times of National Crisis
The Press and Misperceptions About the Iraq War
Interest Groups
The Federalist, No. 10
Lobbyists--Why the Bad Rap?
Associations Without Members
Drugmakers Go Furthest to Sway Congress
Institutions
Congress
If, As Ralph Nader Says, Congress Is "the Broken Branch," How Come We Love Our Congressmen So Much?
The Changing Textbook Congress
The New World of U.S. Senators
The Broken Branch
Where the Republicans Went Astray
The Presidency
The Power to Persuade
Myth of the Presidential Mandate
Power Surge: The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush
Bureaucracy
"Political Hacks" versus "Bureaucrats": Can't Public Servants Get Some Respect?
Constraints on Public Managers
From Ouagadougou to Cape Canaveral: Why the Bad News Doesn't Travel Up
The True Size of Government
The Supreme Court
The Federalist, No. 78
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
What Am I?
A Potted Plant?
The "Kennedy Court"
Public Policy
Policymaking
Stories
Regulation: The New Pork Barrel
The Politics and Realities of Medicare
America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy
Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq

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