Points of View Readings in American Government and Politics

ISBN-10: 0073403903

ISBN-13: 9780073403908

Edition: 11th 2008

Authors: Robert E. DiClerico, Alan S. Hammock

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The eleventh edition of "Points of View: Readings in American Government and Politics" provides instructors and students with a manageable and accessible selection of readings that present succinct, thoughtful, and diverse perspectives across a broad range of issues in American Government today. This comprehensive reader features contrasting viewpoints on current political debates and traditional topics of interest in contemporary American Government courses. By providing two opposing positions for each topic, "Points of View" challenges students to examine and appreciate differing perspectives.
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface
To the Instructor
Democracy
How Democratic Is America?
How Democratic Is America? A Response to Howard Zinn
Rebuttal to Sidney Hook
Rejoinder to Howard Zinn
The Constitution
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States
Charles Beard and the Constitution: A Critical Analysis
Federalism
Unfunded Mandates
Unfunded Mandates: Laws That Bind Us Together
The Federal Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: "Lost in the Weeds"
Gay Marriage: A Matter for the States or the Federal Government?
"States, Right?" Not in the Gay Marriage Debate
Hands Off Constitutions: This Isn't the Way to Ban Same-Sex Marriage
Public Opinion
Polling Matters
Leaders Should Not Follow Opinion Polls
Voting
Turnout in the 2004 Presidential Election
Compulsory Voting Is the Best Way to Keep Democracy Strong
Nonvoting Is Not a Social Disease
Campaigns and the Media
TV Ad Wars: How to Cut Advertising Costs in Political Campaigns
Damned Spots: A Defense of Thirty-Second Campaign Ads
Elections
Nominations
Choosing Our Choices 2004
The National Primary: An Excellent Idea
The Regional Lottery Plan: America's Missing Constitutional Link
The Electoral College
A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote
Arnold: Terminate This Gimmick
Political Parties
It's His Party: Bush Republicanism Is Here to Stay
Back to the Future: The Re-emergence of the Emerging Democratic Majority
Interest Groups
Power in America: Who Has the Power?
The Forces That Set the Agenda
Congress
Representation: Redistricting
Redistricting: A Bipartisan Sport
You Can't Compete with Voters' Feet
Representation: Legislative Role
The Legislator as Delegate
The Legislator as Trustee
The Legislator as Politico
Legislative Process: The Filibuster
It's Time to Change the Filibuster
Defending the Dinosaur: The Case for Not Fixing the Filibuster
The Presidency
How the Presidency Regained Its Balance
You Go Too Far, Mr. President: The Founders Would Disapprove
All Hail ... King George?
Bureaucracy
Downsizing the Federal Government
The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy
Courts
The Supreme Court and Judicial Review
A Jurisprudence of Original Intention
What Did the Founding Fathers Intend?
Judicial Selection
The Senate Is Supposed to Advise and Consent, Not Obstruct and Delay
Of Course Ideology Should Matter in Judicial Selection
Civil Liberties
Free Speech
Mandatory Student Fees Do Not Abridge Freedom of Speech
Mandatory Student Fees Violate Students' Right to Free Speech
Freedom of Religion
Keep "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Remove "Under God" from the Pledge
Criminal Rights
"We're in the Fight of Our Lives"
Just Make It a Fair Fight
Civil Rights
Affirmative Action
Law School Admissions: The Case for Affirmative Action
Law School Admissions: The Case Against Affirmative Action
Gender Equity
Wrestling with Title IX
We Must Preserve Equity for Women in College Athletics
Abortion
Abortion Politics: The Case for the Right to Privacy
Abortion on Demand Has No Constitutional or Moral Justification
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