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The Resource American government : readings and cases, [edited by] Peter Woll

American government : readings and cases, [edited by] Peter Woll

Label
American government : readings and cases
Title
American government
Title remainder
readings and cases
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Peter Woll
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1933-
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Woll, Peter
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United States
Label
American government : readings and cases, [edited by] Peter Woll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Constitutional background : national versus state power
  • Implied powers and the supremacy of national law
  • A perspective on federalism : present and future
  • State politics and constitutional government
  • National power over the states : a recurring constitutional debate
  • Ch. 3.
  • Civil liberties and civil rights
  • Constitutional background
  • The nationalization of the Bill of Rights
  • The Fourteenth Amendment
  • Ch. 1.
  • Freedom of speech and press
  • Expanding the boundaries of permissible criticism of government and public officials
  • Equal protection of the laws : school desegregation
  • The judicial sources of major political controversies over civil liberties and rights
  • The establishment clause and the issue of school prayer
  • School vouchers and the establishment clause
  • The right to abortion
  • Affirmative action
  • Ch. 4.
  • Political parties and the electorate
  • Constitutional government
  • Constitutional background
  • Constitutional protection of parties
  • The party model of government
  • Political parties in divided government
  • Functions and types of elections
  • Party decline and electoral decay
  • Voting behavior : rational or irrational?
  • Political campaigns and the electorate
  • Political parties and campaign finance : constitutional issues regulating political campaigns
  • The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
  • Constitutional democracy : the rule of law
  • A perspective on the act
  • Ch. 5.
  • Interest groups
  • Constitutional background
  • The nature and functions of interest groups
  • How American government and politics enhance interest group power
  • Money, PACs, and elections
  • Ch. 6.
  • The presidency
  • Constitutional background : single versus plural executive
  • Framing the Constitution : elitist or democratic process?
  • The nature of the presidency : power, persuasion, and paradoxes
  • Presidential politics
  • Presidential character and style
  • Presidential leadership and political parties
  • Presidential elections
  • The constitutional presidency and emergency powers
  • Ex Parte Quirin (1942) as a precedent for military tribunals to try suspected terrorists
  • Ch. 7.
  • The bureaucracy
  • Constitutional background
  • Limitation of governmental power and of majority rule
  • The political roots and consequences of bureaucracy
  • Ch. 8.
  • Congress
  • Constitutional background : representation of popular, group, and national interests
  • Congress and the Washington political establishment : Congress emerges as a professional body shaped by reelection and internal power incentives
  • Committee chairmen as political entrepreneurs
  • Congress and the electoral connection
  • Ch. 9.
  • The judiciary
  • Constitutional background : judicial independence and judicial review
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • Powers and limitations of the Supreme Court
  • A case study of judicial self-restraint : the Pledge of Allegiance case and the First Amendment's establishment clause
  • The use of the standing doctrine as procedural self-restraint : a case study
  • Judicial decision making
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • The contemporary debate over constitutional interpretation
  • App. 1.
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • App. 2.
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Ch. 2.
  • Federalism
Control code
8944473
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
16th ed
Extent
xxii, 490 p.
Isbn
9780321329509
Lccn
2004063208
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2004063208
  • (DLC) 2004063208
Label
American government : readings and cases, [edited by] Peter Woll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Constitutional background : national versus state power
  • Implied powers and the supremacy of national law
  • A perspective on federalism : present and future
  • State politics and constitutional government
  • National power over the states : a recurring constitutional debate
  • Ch. 3.
  • Civil liberties and civil rights
  • Constitutional background
  • The nationalization of the Bill of Rights
  • The Fourteenth Amendment
  • Ch. 1.
  • Freedom of speech and press
  • Expanding the boundaries of permissible criticism of government and public officials
  • Equal protection of the laws : school desegregation
  • The judicial sources of major political controversies over civil liberties and rights
  • The establishment clause and the issue of school prayer
  • School vouchers and the establishment clause
  • The right to abortion
  • Affirmative action
  • Ch. 4.
  • Political parties and the electorate
  • Constitutional government
  • Constitutional background
  • Constitutional protection of parties
  • The party model of government
  • Political parties in divided government
  • Functions and types of elections
  • Party decline and electoral decay
  • Voting behavior : rational or irrational?
  • Political campaigns and the electorate
  • Political parties and campaign finance : constitutional issues regulating political campaigns
  • The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
  • Constitutional democracy : the rule of law
  • A perspective on the act
  • Ch. 5.
  • Interest groups
  • Constitutional background
  • The nature and functions of interest groups
  • How American government and politics enhance interest group power
  • Money, PACs, and elections
  • Ch. 6.
  • The presidency
  • Constitutional background : single versus plural executive
  • Framing the Constitution : elitist or democratic process?
  • The nature of the presidency : power, persuasion, and paradoxes
  • Presidential politics
  • Presidential character and style
  • Presidential leadership and political parties
  • Presidential elections
  • The constitutional presidency and emergency powers
  • Ex Parte Quirin (1942) as a precedent for military tribunals to try suspected terrorists
  • Ch. 7.
  • The bureaucracy
  • Constitutional background
  • Limitation of governmental power and of majority rule
  • The political roots and consequences of bureaucracy
  • Ch. 8.
  • Congress
  • Constitutional background : representation of popular, group, and national interests
  • Congress and the Washington political establishment : Congress emerges as a professional body shaped by reelection and internal power incentives
  • Committee chairmen as political entrepreneurs
  • Congress and the electoral connection
  • Ch. 9.
  • The judiciary
  • Constitutional background : judicial independence and judicial review
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • Powers and limitations of the Supreme Court
  • A case study of judicial self-restraint : the Pledge of Allegiance case and the First Amendment's establishment clause
  • The use of the standing doctrine as procedural self-restraint : a case study
  • Judicial decision making
  • Interpreting the Constitution
  • The contemporary debate over constitutional interpretation
  • App. 1.
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • App. 2.
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Ch. 2.
  • Federalism
Control code
8944473
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
16th ed
Extent
xxii, 490 p.
Isbn
9780321329509
Lccn
2004063208
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2004063208
  • (DLC) 2004063208

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