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Faultlines : debating the issues in American politics

Author: David T Canon; John J Coleman; Kenneth R Mayer
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David T Canon; John J Coleman; Kenneth R Mayer
ISBN: 0393924858 9780393924855
OCLC Number: 53971945
Description: vii, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Political culture : a place for religion in politics? : The faith-based initiative two years later : examining the potential, progress and problems / Stanley Carlson-Thies, Barry Lynn --
2. Constitutional amendments and structural change : What's wrong with Constitutional amendments? / Kathleen M. Sullivan --
Submitted statement before the subcommittee on the Constitution, March 28, 1998 / George Allen --
3. New federalism and devolution : Our discriminating court / Jeffrey Rosen --
Are federalism and the states really anti-civil rights as liberals often claim? / Marci Hamilton --
4. Civil liberties : the tradeoff between security and freedom : Casualties of war / The Progressive [editors] --
1984 in 2003? / Ramesh Ponnuru --
5. Affirmative action in higher education : Dissent in Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger, et al. (2003) / Justice Clarence Thomas --
Brief of the Clinical Legal Education Association as amicus curiae supporting respondents, in Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger, et al. (2003) / Timothy A. Nelsen, Frances P. Kao, Eric J. Gorman, Amy M. Gardner --
6. Representation in Congress : the politics of pork : A nation at war : paying for the war; Senate rolls a pork barrel into war bill / David Firestone --
Rolling out the pork barrel / Sean Paige --
Roll out the barrel : the case against the case against pork / Jonathan Cohn --
7. An imperial presidency? : The imperial presidency redux / Arthur Schlesinger Jr. --
Too much history / Noemie Emery --
Congress goes AWOL / John Isaacs --
8. Evaluating bureaucratic performance : can government be run like a business? : What government agencies do and why they do it? / James Q. Wilson --
Department of State : status of achieving key outcomes and addressing major management challenges / General Accounting Office --
9. The Judicial nomination process : The role of the Senate in judicial confirmation / Stephen B. Presser --
The right's judicial juggernaut / Jack Newfield --
10. Ballot initiatives : voice of the people or the powerful? : Dangerous initiatives : a snake in the grass roots / David S. Broder --
Revitalizing democracy / Lino A. Graglia --
Taking (back) the intiative / David Sarasohn --
. 11. The electoral college : reform it or leave it alone? : Not the people's choice / Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. --
No need to repeal the electoral college / Norman Ornstein --
Reform the electoral college, don't toss it / James Glassman --
12. Political parties : which way for the democrats? : Deciphering the democrats' debacle / Ruy Teixeira --
Democrats go off the cliff / David Brooks --
13. Interest groups : a force for change or the status quo? : The group basis of politics : notes for a theory / Earl Latham --
The hyperpluralism trap / Jonathan Rauch --
14. Regulating the media : Toxic media / Wendy Kaminer --
Toxic media versus toxic censorship / Michael Massing, Wendy Kaminer --
15. Government and the economy : tax policy and the budget : Whose tax cuts? / Robert B. Reich --
Nine simple guidelines for pro-growth tax policy / Daniel J. Mitchell --
16. Privatizing social security : who wins, who loses? : Stock market declines' effect on the social security reform debate / Andrew G. Biggs --
Can small investors survive social security privatization? / Brooke Harrington --
17. Foreign policy : nation building : Nation building / Marina Ottaway --
Bush is flunking reconstruction / Stan Crock --
A little patience please / David Pryce-Jones.
Responsibility: David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, and Kenneth R. Mayer.

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