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PSC 499: Senior Capstone Syllabus

Students' Outlines Of

Nivola & Rosenbloom (eds), Classic Readings in American Politics, 3/e

by Jeremy Lewis, last revised 4 Sep. '09
Section I: Political Culture and Traditions
1: De Tocqueville, "Equality of Condition" needed
2: Louis Hartz, "Concept of a Liberal Society."
3: Charles A. Beard, "Constitution as an Economic Document."
4: Gordon S. Wood, "American Science of Politics" 
Section II: Federalism
5: James Madison, "Federalist 10."
6: Samuel Beer, "National idea in American Politics" needed
7: Morton Grodzins, "Federal System."
8: Martha Derthick, "Enduring Features of American Federalism."
9: Alexander Hamilton, "Federalist 27 & 28."
10: James Madison, "Federalist 39."
11: US Supreme Court, McCulloch v Maryland (1819)
Section III: Political Power
12: Mills, "Structure of Power in American Society"
13: Dahl, "On the Species Homo Politicus"
14: Bachrach and Baratz, "Two Faces of Power"
Section IV: Political Parties
15: Downs, Economic Theory of Democracy
16: Stokes, "Spatial Models"
17: Fiorina, "Decline of Collective Responsibility"
18: Key, "Elections as Collective Decisions"
Section V: Interest Groups & Lobbying
19: Olson, "Collective Action: The Logic"
20: Hall & Wayman, "Buying Time: Moneyed Interests ..."
21: Heclo, "Issue Networks & Executive Establishment"
22: Schattschneider, "Scope & Bias of the Pressure System"
Section VI: Congress
23: Madison, "Federalist 51"
24: Miller & Stokes, "Constituency Influence"
25: Mayhew, "Divided We Govern"
26: Polsby, "Institutionalization of the US House"
27: Fenno, "Congressmen in Committees"
Section VII: Presidency
28: Hamilton, "Federalist 69"
29: Wildavsky, "Two Presidencies"
30: Neustadt, "Power to Persuade"
31: Jones, "Separating to Govern: American Way"
32: Kearns, "Lyndon Johnson & American Dream"
Section VIII: Bureaucracy
33: James Q. Wilson, "Bureaucracy Problem"
34: Herbert Kaufman, "Red Tape"
Section IX: Judiciary
35: Corwin, "Higher Law in Amer Const Law"
36: Hamilton, "Federalist 78"
37: Murphy, "Marshalling the Court"
38: Shapiro, Presidency & Fed Courts"
39: Marbury v Madison (1803)
40: Brown v Board (1954)
41: Roe v Wade (1973)
42: Korematsu v US (1944)
Section X: Policy Process
43: Kingdon, "Agenda Setting"
44: Lindblom, "Science of Muddling Through"
45: Banfield, "Influence & Public Interest"
46: Lowi, Distribution, Regulation, Redistribution: Functions ..."