American Government: Readings and Cases

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Peter Woll
HarperCollins College Publishers, 1996 - United States - 505 pages
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Contents

John Locke
4
Elitist or Democratic Process?
10
Charles A Beard
31
Limitation of Governmental Power and of Majority Rule
41
Federalist 47 48 and
51
Interpreting the Constitution
46
James Madison
57
Alexis de Tocqueville
63
Money PACs and Elections
258
Part Three
199
CHAPTER 6
269
Constitution to overcome the forces of disunity within the political sys
278
Presidential Character and Style
290
The President and the Media
301
Presidential Leadership and Political Parties
312
The Presidency in Divided Government
320

The Supremacy of National
72
A Perspective on Federalism Present and Future
77
Alice M Rivlin
94
CHAPTER 3
103
Freedom of Speech and Press
112
The Skokie Case
118
Smith v Collin 1978
126
Brown v Board of Education of Topeka 1955
132
The Right to Abortion
143
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
154
Regents of the University of California v Bakke 1978
163
Equal Protection Voting Rights and Racial
177
Part
183
E E Schattschneider
191
Political Parties in Divided Government
193
Functions and Types of Elections
200
Party Decline and Electoral Decay
211
Rational or Irrational?
218
Political Campaigns and the Electorate
226
CHAPTER 5
231
Theodore Lowi
239
Pressure Group Politics
245
Thomas Cronin
328
Peter WoU
334
The Courts and Administrative Agencies
346
Congress
357
Congress and the Washington Political Establishment
366
Lawrence C Dodd
375
Congress and the Media
386
Congress and the Electoral Connection
394
Nelson W Polsby
402
Richard Morin and David S Broder
409
Richard F Fenno Jr
419
Norman Omstein
425
Interpreting Legislative
432
CHAPTER 9
439
Powers and Limitations of the Supreme Court
447
Judicial Decision Making
454
Interpreting the Constitution
46
The Contemporary Debate over Constitutional
463
William J Brennan Jr
470
APPENDIX I
481
The Constitution of the United States
487
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