Principles and Practice of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 1604264632

ISBN-13: 9781604264630

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Samuel Kernell, Steven S. Smith

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Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections, Kernell and Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government. This collection effectively examines the strategic behavior of key players in American politics, showing that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 8/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 689
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
About the Editors
Designing Institutions
From the Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life
The Constitutional Framework
The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action
Anti-Federalist No. 3
Federalist No. 10
Federalist No. 51
Federalism
Federalism as an Ideal Political Order and an Objective for Constitutional Reform
Federalism: Battles on the Front Lines of Public Policy
A Separate Peace
Civil Rights
Immigration and the Future of Identity Politics in the United States
American Diversity and the 2000 Census
Civil Liberties
From Republic.com 2.0
Miranda v. Arizona
Roe v. Wade
The Real World of Constitutional Rights: The Supreme Court and the Implementation of the Abortion Decisions
The Puzzling Case of the Abortion Attitudes of the Millennial Generation
Congress
Congress, the Troubled Institution
The Transition to Democratic Leadership in a Polarized House
Congressional Committees in a Continuing Partisan Era
The Presidency
From Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan
The Gatekeeper: Rahm Emanuel on the Job
From Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership
How Cable Ended the Golden Age of Presidential Television: From 1969 to 2006
The Bureaucracy
The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure
Bush and the Bureaucracy: A Crusade for Control
From The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance
The Judiciary
From A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law
From Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
Federalist No. 78
Congress and the Politics of Judicial Appointments
The Voting Behavior of George W Bush's Judges: How Sharp a Turn to the Right?
Public Opinion
Analyzing and Interpreting Polls
Dynamic Representation
America's Ignorant Voters
From Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America
Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
From The Reasoning Voter: Communication and Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns
Party Polarization in National Politics: The Electoral Connection
From Air Wars: Television Advertising in Election Campaigns 1952-2008
The Triumph of Diversity: Barack Obama, Race, and the 2008 Presidential Election
Political Parties
From Why Parties? The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America
Partisanship and Voting Behavior, 1952-1996
Parties as Problem Solvers
Interest Groups
The Scope and Bias of the Pressure System
The Evolution of Interest Groups
Buying Time: Moneyed Interests and the Mobilization of Bias in Congressional Corrimittees
News Media
The Market and the Media
Project for Excellence in Journalism The New Washington Press Corps: As Mainstream Media Decline, Niche and Foreign Outlets Grow
Free Falls, High Dives, and the Future of Democratic Accountability
Constitution of the United States
Credits
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