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Voices of dissent : critical readings in American politics

Author: William F Grover; Joseph G Peschek
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats

'Voices of Dissent' takes students far beyond the mainstream debate between liberalism and conservatism to fundamentally challenge the status quo.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Grover; Joseph G Peschek
ISBN: 9780205697977 0205697976
OCLC Number: 268788594
Description: viii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: (* new to this edition) Contents Preface Introduction: Why a Critical Reader? PART I: STRUCTURE Chapter 1: Democracy and Political Economy *1. Frances Moore Lappe, "The Straightjacket of Thin Democracy" 2. Susan George, "A Short History of Neo-Liberalism" 3. Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, Mark Weller, "Why Does the Air Stink? Corporate Power and Public Policy" *4. Bill McKibben, "Deep Economy: Reimagining Growth and Progress" Chapter 2: Ideology and Political Culture 5. Jennifer L. Hochschild, "What is the American Dream?" 6. Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton, "Liberal Individualism and the Crisis of Citizenship" *7. Ira Chernus, "The Theology of American Empire" 8. Robert Jensen, "The Greatest Nation on Earth" Chapter 3: Constitutional and State Structures 9. Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, "American Exceptionalism and the Politics of Fragmentation" 10. Kenneth M. Dolbeare and Linda Medcalf, "The Dark Side of the Constitution" 11. Brooke Allen, "Our Godless Constitution" 12. Howard Zinn, "Some Truths are not Self-Evident" PART II: Politics and Institutions Chapter 4: Mass Media and Politics 13. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, "It,s the Media, Stupid" 14. W. Lance Bennett, "News Content and Illusion: Four Information Biases That Matter" 15. Norman Solomon, "The Military-Industrial-Media Complex" *16. Bill Moyers, "Life on the Plantation" Chapter 5: Parties and Elections 17. Thomas Frank, "What,s the Matter with America?" 18. FairVote, "The Shrinking Electoral Battleground" 19. Arlie Hochschild, "Let Them Eat War" *20. Katrina vanden Heuvel, "Just Democracy" Chapter 6: Congress 21. John C. Berg, "Congress and Big Business" 22. Common Cause, "Democracy on Drugs: How a Bill Really Becomes Law" 23. Matt Taibbi, "Four Amendments and a Funeral: Inside the House of Horrors that is Congress" 24. William F. Grover and Patricia Siplon, "Congressional Inertia: Iron Triangles Old and New" Chapter 7: The Presidency: 25. Michael A. Genovese, "The Limits of Presidential Power" 26. Bruce Miroff, "The Presidential Spectacle" 27. Jennifer Van Bergen, "The 'Unitary Executive, and the Threat to Democratic Government" *28. Joseph G. Peschek, "The American Presidency After George W. Bush" Chapter 8: Law and the Courts *29. Jeffrey Rosen, "Supreme Court, Inc." 30. Mark Tushnet, "Democracy Versus Judicial Review" 31. Patricia J. Williams, "This Dangerous Patriot,s Game" 32. R. Claire Snyder, "Neo-Patriarchy and the Anti-Homosexual Agenda" PART III: Politics and Vision Chapter 9: Political Challenges at Home and Abroad *33. Barbara Ehrenreich, "This Land is Their Land" *34. Walter Benn Michaels, "Race, Gender and Class in U.S. Politics" 35. Brian Gilmore, "Black America and the Dilemma of Patriotism" *36. Michael T. Klare, "Garrisoning the Global Gas Station" Chapter 10: Visions of a New Democracy 37. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter From Birmingham Jail" 38. Naomi Klein, "Reclaiming the Commons" 39. Jared Bernstein, "All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy" *40. Chalmers Johnson, "Is Imperial Liquidation Possible for America?" Resources for Further Study Appendix The Declaration of Independence The Constitution of the United States The Federalist No. 10
Responsibility: William F. Grover, Joseph G. Peschek.


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