Challenge of Democracy Brief Revised, Fourth Edition with Election Magazine
Edition: 4th 2001
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Contents 1. Dilemmas of Democracy The Purposes of Government A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Government The American Governmental Process: Majoritarian or Pluralist? 2. The Constitution The Revolutionary Roots of the Constitution From Revolution to Confederation From Confederation to Constitution The Final Product Selling the Constitution Constitutional Change An Evaluation of the Constitution 3. Federalism Theories of Federalism Representations of American Federalism The Dynamics of Federalism The Developing Concept of Federalism From New Federalism to New Age Federalism Other Governments in the Federal System Contemporary Governments in the Federal System Contemporary Federalism and the Dilemmas of Democracy Federalism and Pluralism 4. Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and the Media Public Opinion and the Models of Democracy Political Socialization Social Groups and Political Values From Values to Ideology The Process of Forming Political Opinions The Media in America Reporting and Following the News Evaluating the Media in Government 5. Participation and Voting Democracy and Political Participation Unconventional Participation Conventional Participation Participating Through Voting Explaining Political Participation Participation and Freedom, Equality, and Order Participation and the Models of Democracy 6. Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections Political Parties and Their Functions A History of U.S. Party Politics The American Two-Party System Party Ideology and Organization The Model of Responsible Party Government The Evolution of Campaigning Nominations Elections Campaigns Explaining Voting Choice Campaigns, Elections, and Parties 7. Interest Groups Interest Groups and the American Political Tradition Why Interest Groups Form Interest Group Resources Lobbying Tactics Is the System Biased? 8. Congress The Origin and Powers of Congress Electing Congress How Issues Get on the Congressional Agenda The Dance of Legislation: An Overview Committees: The Workhorses of Congress Leaders and Followers in Congress The Legislative Environment The Dilemma of Representation: Trustees or Delegates? Pluralism, Majoritarianism, and Democracy 9. The Presidency The Constitutional Basis of Presidential Power The Expansion of Presidential Power The Electoral Connection The Executive Branch Establishment The President as National Leader The President as World Leader Presidential Character 10. The Bureaucracy Organization Matters The Development of the Bureaucratic State Bureaus and Bureaucrats Administrative Policymaking: The Formal Processes Administrative Policymaking: Informal Politics Problems in Implementing Policy Reforming the Bureaucracy: More Control or Less? 11. The Courts National Judicial Supremacy The Organization of Courts The Supreme Court Judicial Recruitment The Consequences of Judicial Decisions The Courts and Models of Democracy 12. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights The Bill of Rights Freedom of Religion Freedom of Expression The Right to Bear Arms Applying the Bill of Rights to the States The Ninth Amendment and Personal Autonomy Two Conceptions of Equality The Civil War Amendments The Dismantling of School Segregation The Civil Rights Movement Civil Rights for Other Minorities Gender and Equal Rights: The Women's Movement Affirmative Action: Equal Opportunity or Equal Outcome? 13. Policymaking and the Budget Government Purposes and Public Policies The Policymaking Process: A Model Issue Networks Economic Policy and the Budget