eBook American Governance, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Stephen Schechter
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  • ISBN-10: 0028662555
  • ISBN-13: 9780028662558
  • DDC: 320.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1970 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2016
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Overview

While high school and college students will find in American Governance clear and authoritative depictions of ideas that are core to the U.S. system of governance, their teachers will be able to use this resource as an extension of, or even as a substitute for, the textbooks supporting government and civics classes. Public library patrons as well as readers in institutional libraries (newsrooms, government libraries, etc.) will find answers in American Governance on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

Features and Benefits

  • Approximately 700 original, peer-reviewed entries written by content specialists about America’s complete system of governance.
  • An authoritative source of scholarship on essential topics of American governance presented in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Satisfies the national standards for civics and government.
  • Includes approximately 300 images.
  • Includes primary source documents.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Stephen Schechter

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028662490 | ISBN-13: 9780028662497

Reviews

“This new work provides an in-depth focus on the system of American governance through an interdisciplinary lens.  Its more than 700 unique, peer-reviewed entries intersect with subject areas of economics, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology, which helps extend the value of the encyclopedia to a wider audience.”

— B.K. West

“This exceptional five-volume set defines governance as the “process of guiding a political system, its peoples, and their institutions” and broadly canvasses the intellectual foundations, constitutional and legal framework, and the more democratic interplay of the American citizenry in civil society. . . . The writing is consistently of first-rate scholarship, and the scope is inclusive enough to fill any related collection gaps. . . . This is a fine set, suitable for high-school and undergraduate collections.”

— Brian Odom

Table of Contents

***ENTRY LIST IS NOT FINAL***
Abolition Movement.
Abortion Rights.
Abrams v. United States.
Adams, John.
Addams, Jane.
Adequate and Independent State Grounds.
Administrative Procedure Act.
Admission of New States.
Advocacy Coalition Framework.
Affinity Organizations.
Affirmative Action.
Agenda Setting and Policy Reform.
Agrarian Democracy.
Alien and Sedition Acts.
Alienation.
Ambition.
Amending the U.S. Constitution (Process of).
American Constitutional Development from 1789-1868.
American Constitutional Development from 1868 to 1937.
American Constitutional Development from 1937 to 1980.
American Constitutional Development Since 1980.
American Dream.
American Exceptionalism.
American Revolution.
Anthony, Susan B.
Anti-Federalists.
Apathy.
Appointment and Removal Powers.
Arizona v. United States.
Arrow’s Theorem.
Article I Courts.
Article I, United States Constitution.
Article II, United States Constitution.
Article III, United States Constitution.
Article IV, United States Constitution.
Articles of Confederation.
Astroturf Groups.
Autonomy.
Baker v. Carr.
Barron v. Baltimore.
Behaviorism and Institutionalism.
Bicameralism.
Black Politics.
Black, Hugo.
Blackstone, William.
Block Grants.
Boards of Education.
Boerne v. Flores.
Boumediene v. Bush.
Bounded Rationality.
Bowling Alone.
Brandeis, Louis.
Brandenburg v. Ohio.
Brennan, William.
Breyer, Stephen.
British Constitution.
Broken Windows.
Brown v. Board of Education.
Bryan, William Jennings.
Buckley v. Valeo.
Buckley, William F. Jr..
Bureaucracy.
Burger, Warren.
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
Calhoun, John C..
Calvinism.
Campaign Finance Laws.
Campaign Finance Practices.
Capital Laws of Connecticut, 1642.
Capital Punishment.
Capitalism.
Capitalism and Democracy.
Cardozo, Benjamin.
Cato''s Letters.
Charter Schools.
Chase, Salmon P..
Checks and Balances.
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Citizenship.
Citizenship, History of.
Citizenship, Pathways to.
Civic Agency.
Civic Associations.
Civic Discourse.
Civic Dispositions.
Civic Duty.
Civic Education.
Civic Empowerment Gap.
Civic Engagement.
Civic Health Index.
Civic Identity.
Civic Participation.
Civic Responsibility.
Civic Skills.
Civic Space.
Civil Community.
Civil Disobedience.
Civil Liberties.
Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Civil Rights Movement.
Civil Society.
Civil War Amendments.
Civilian Control of the Military.
Civility.
Clinton v. Jones.
Code of Federal Regulations.
Code of the Street.
Coke, Edward.
Collective Action.
Commerce Clause.
Common Good.
Common Law.
Common Law, Legal Systems.
Commons Problems.
Communitarianism.
Community.
Community Development.
Compact and Covenant.
Compact Clause.
Compact Theory.
Concurrent and Exclusive Powers.
Congress as a Governing Institution.
Congress in the Policy Process.
Congressional Budget Office.
Congressional Elections, Law.
Congressional Oversight.
Connecticut Plan (Connecticut Compromise).
Consent.
Conservatism.
Constituency/Constituent.
Constitution.
Constitutional Authority.
Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Constitutional Criminal Procedure.
Constitutional Dialogues.
Constitutional Government.
Constitutional Interpretation.
Constitutional Interpretation by Citizens.
Constitutional Litigation.
Constitutional Protections For Media.
Constitutionalism.
Contract.
Contracts Clause.
Cooley, Thomas.
Cooper v. Aaron.
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board.
Crime and Justice Policy.
Criminal Law.
Culture Wars.
Cynicism.
De Facto and De Jure.
Decision Making.
Declaration of Independence.
Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls (1848).
Delegation of Legislative Power.
Deliberative Democracy.
Democracy.
Democrats.
Departmentalism.
Devolution.
Direct Taxes.
Dissent.
Divided Government.
Divided Powers.
Doctrine of Concurrent Majority.
Dormant Commerce Clause.
Dorr Rebellion.
Douglas, Stephen A..
Douglas, William O..
Douglass, Frederick.
Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Du Bois, W.E.B..
Duverger’s Law.
Earmarks.
Economic Policy.
Education Policy.
Election Campaigns.
Election Outcomes.
Election Process.
Election Process: Primaries.
Elections and Democracy.
Elections, Presidential.
Elections: Presidential Debates.
Electoral College.
Electoral Realignments and Turnovers.
Electoral Systems.
Eleventh Amendment.
Emancipation Proclamation.
English Bill of Rights.
Enlightenment.
Entitlements.
Entry.
Enumerated Powers.
Environmental Policy.
Environmentalism.
Equal Rights Amendment, Federal.
Equal Rights Amendment, States.
Equality.
Ex Parte McCardle.
Ex Parte Milligan.
Exclusionary Rule.
Executive Agreements.
Executive Order.
Executive Powers.
Executive Privilege.
Extended Republic, Theory of the.
Externalities.
Extraterritoriality.
Fact Checking.
Faction.
Fair Trade.
Fairness Doctrine.
Federal Budget Deficit.
Federal Budget Process.
Federal Circuit Courts.
Federal Court Jurisdiction.
Federal District Courts.
Federal Powers, Bankruptcy.
Federal Powers, Civil Rights.
Federal Powers, Commerce.
Federal Powers, General.
Federal Powers, Immigration and Naturalization.
Federal Powers, Intellectual Property.
Federal Powers, Necessary and Proper.
Federal Powers, Tax and Spend.
Federal Powers, Territories.
Federal Powers, War.
Federal Register.
Federal Reserve.
Federal Sovereign Immunity.
Federalism in American History.
Federalism in the Public Policy Process.
Federalism, Theory of.
Federalist, The.
Federalists.
Feminism.
Field, Stephen.
Fifteenth Amendment.
Filibuster.
Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
Focusing Events.
Fourteenth Amendment.
Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship Clause.
Fourteenth Amendment: Due Process Clause.
Fourteenth Amendment: Enforcement Clause.
Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection Clause.
Fourteenth Amendment: Privileges or Immunities Clause.
Fourth Amendment.
Framing.
Frankfurter, Felix.
Franklin, Benjamin.
Free Rider Problems.
Free Trade and Tariffs.
Freedom of Association.
Freedom of Contract.
Freedom of Information Act.
Freedom of Press.
Freedom of Religion, Establishment.
Freedom of Religion, Free Exercise.
Freedom of Speech.
Freedom of Speech: Advocacy.
Freedom of Speech: Commercial Advertising.
Freedom of Speech: Obscenity and Pornography.
Freedom of Speech: Public Property, Employees, and Subsidies.
Freedom of Speech: Schools.
Freedom of Speech: Symbolic.
Free-Market Economics, Theory of.
Fries''s Rebellion.
Fuller, Melville.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.
Gag Rule.
Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Gender Discrimination.
General Welfare Clause.
Geographic Mobility and Sorting.
Gerrymander.
Get Out the Vote.
Gettysburg Address.
Gibbons v. Ogden.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader.
Globalization.
Governance.
Government.
Government, Size of.
Great Society.
Gridlock.
Gross Domestic Product.
Gun Control.
Habeas Corpus.
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld.
Hamilton, Alexander.
Hand, Learned.
Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections.
Hate Speech.
High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr..
Home Rule Charters.
Hughes, Charles Evans.
Human Fallibility.
Hume, David.
Immigration.
Immigration and Nationality Act and Amendments.
Immigration Policy, History of.
Impeachment.
Incorporation of the Bill of Rights.
Incumbency.
Indian Bill of Rights.
Individualism.
Inequality in American History.
Initiative, Referendum, and Recall.
INS v. Chadha.
Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD).
Instructions.
Interest Groups.
Interests, Permanent and Aggregate.
Intergovernmental Relations.
International Law.
International Organizations.
International Tribunals.
Interposition.
Issue Networks.
Jackson, Andrew.
Jacksonian Democracy.
Jay, John.
Jefferson, Thomas.
Jim Crow.
Judgment.
Judicial Decision Making.
Judicial Federalism.
Judicial Impact.
Judicial Implementation.
Judicial Independence.
Judicial Opinions.
Judicial Review.
Judicial Review by State Courts.
Judicial Review: Administrative Agencies.
Judicial Selection.
Judicial Supremacy.
Judiciary in the Policy Process.
Jurisdiction.
Jury.
Justice.
Justiciability.
Katzenbach v. Morgan.
Kennedy, Anthony M.
Kent, James.
Keynesianism.
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Latino Immigration Politics.
Leadership.
Leadership and Women.
Legislative Committees and Caucuses.
Legislative Intent.
Legislative Supremacy.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Movements.
Letter Concerning Toleration, John Locke''s.
Letter from Birmingham Jail.
Liberalism.
Libertarianism.
Liberty.
Limited Government.
Lincoln, Abraham.
Litigation Campaigns.
Lobbying and Lobbyists.
Local Government.
Lochner v. New York.
Locke, John.
Loyalists.
Madison, James.
Magna Carta.
Majority Rule.
Majority Tyranny.
Majority-Minority Election Districts.
Malcolm X.
Manifest Destiny.
Marbury v. Madison.
Marshall, John.
Marshall, Thurgood.
Martial Law.
Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee.
Massachusetts Body of Liberties, 1641.
Massachusetts Constitution, 1780.
Mayflower Compact.
McCulloch v. Maryland.
Media and Politics.
Military Draft.
Military Justice.
Millennial Generation.
Mixed Regime.
Monihan, Daniel Patrick.
Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat.
Mootness.
Moral Hazard.
Morrison v. Olsen.
Movements, Social and Political.
National Bank Controversy.
National Debt.
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius.
National Guard and Reserves.
National Security Policy.
Native Americans, Citizenship.
Native Americans, Governance.
Natural Law.
Natural Rights.
Naturalization.
Near v. Minnesota.
Negotiation.
New Deal.
New Deal Constitutional Revolution.
New Haven Fundamentals, 1643.
New Jersey Plan.
New Media.
New York Times v. Sullivan.
New York Times v. United States.
News Cycle.
News Media in the Policy Process.
Nineteenth Amendment.
Ninth Amendment.
Nonprofit Organizations.
Nonviolent Resistance.
Northern Securities Company v. United States.
Northwest Ordinance.
Nullification.
O’Connor, Sandra Day.
Obama, Barack.
Office of Management and Budget.
Open Society.
Organizational Theory.
Ostrom, Elinor.
Paine, Thomas.
Pardon.
Parliament.
Partisanship.
Party Platform.
Patriotism.
Pennsylvania Colonial Charters.
Pennsylvania Constitution, 1776.
Persuasion.
Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Plessy v. Ferguson.
Pluralism and Elitism.
Polarization.
Police Powers.
Policy Adoption.
Policy Advocacy.
Policy Agendas Project.
Policy Analysis.
Policy Change.
Policy Design.
Policy Entrepreneurs.
Policy Evaluation.
Policy Failure.
Policy Implementation.
Policy Learning.
Policy Process.
Policy Subsystems.
Policy Tools.
Policy Typologies.
Political Correctness.
Political Corruption.
Political Culture.
Political Efficacy.
Political Generations.
Political Ideology.
Political Interest.
Political Legitimacy.
Political Participation.
Political Party.
Political Party Systems.
Political Questions.
Political Rhetoric.
Political Socialization.
Politics.
Polity.
Popular Sovereignty.
Populism.
Pork Barrel.
Powell v. McCormack.
Power.
Preamble, United States Constitution.
Precedent.
Preclearance.
Preemption.
Preferred Freedoms.
Presidency in the Policy Process.
Presidency, The.
Presidential Signing Statements.
Presidential Succession.
Prigg v. Pennsylvania.
Printz v. United States.
Prior Restraint.
Privacy.
Private Schools.
Privatization.
Problem Identification in the Policy Process.
Progressive Movement, 1890 - 1920.
Progressive Movements in American History.
Progressive Reform in American History.
Prohibition.
Property.
Property, Common Law.
Public Administration.
Public and Private Goods.
Public Authorities.
Public Choice.
Public Education.
Public Interest.
Public Opinion.
Public Participation in the policy process.
Public Policy.
Public Policy from 1789-1868.
Public Policy from 1868-1937.
Public Policy from 1937-1980.
Public Policy since 1980.
Public Service.
Public Trust.
Publius.
Punctuated Equilibrium.
Puritanism.
Quid Pro Quo.
Race Discrimination.
Racism.
Ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
Rational Comprehensive Decision Making.
Reagan, Ronald.
Reapportionment.
Recession and Depression.
Redistricting.
Regionalization.
Regular Order.
Regulation.
Regulation of Federal Elections.
Regulation of State Elections.
Rehnquist, William.
Religion and Politics.
Representation: Accountability.
Representation: Idea of.
Representation: Redistricting.
Representation: Representatives.
Representation: The Represented.
Representation: Transparency.
Republic.
Republican Virtue.
Republicanism.
Republicans.
Resident Alien.
Respect for the Law.
Reynolds v. Sims.
Rhode Island Parliamentary Patent of 1643/44 and Acts and Orders of 1647.
Rhode Island Royal Charter of 1663.
Right to Assemble.
Right to Petition.
Right to Revolution.
Rights, Negative.
Rights, Positive.
Ripeness.
Roberts, John.
Roe v. Wade.
Roosevelt, Franklin.
Roosevelt, Theodore.
Rule of Law.
Same-Sex Marriage.
Scalia, Antonin.
Schenck v. United States.
School Choice.
School Desegregation.
School Financing.
School Governance.
School Prayer.
Science and Technology Policy.
Scottish Enlightenment.
Secession.
Second Amendment.
Sectionalism.
Sedition.
Self-Governance.
Self-Improvement.
Self-Interest.
Separation of Powers.
Seventeenth Amendment.
Shaw v. Reno.
Shays''s Rebellion.
Shelby County v. Holder.
Shield Law.
Slaughter-House Cases, The.
Slavery.
Smith, Adam.
Social Contract.
Social Entrepreneurship.
Social Justice.
South Carolina v. Katzenbach.
Sovereignty.
Special-Purpose Governments.
Spin.
Standing.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady.
Stare Decisis.
State Action.
State Constitutions.
State Constitutions, Amending Process.
State Constitutions, Amendments.
State Constitutions, Bills of Rights.
State Constitutions, History.
State Court Judges, Nineteenth Century.
State Court Judges, Twentieth Century.
State Court Jurisdiction.
State Courts, Lower.
State Courts, Supreme.
State Governors and the Executive Branch.
State Legislatures.
State Sovereign Immunity.
States.
Status Quo.
Statutes and Case Law.
Statutory Interpretation.
Stone, Harlan Fiske.
Story, Joseph.
Streams Metaphor of the Policy Process.
Street-Level Bureaucracies.
Substantive Due Process.
Suburbanization.
Supremacy Clause.
Supreme Court of the United States.
Taft, William Howard.
Takings Clause.
Taney, Roger.
Tax Expenditures.
Taxes, General.
Tea Party Movement.
Technocracy.
Tenth Amendment.
Term Limits, Legislative.
Term Limits, Presidential.
Territorial Government.
Test Oaths.
Third Parties.
Thirteenth Amendment.
Thomas, Clarence.
Tocqueville, Alexis de.
Torts.
Torture Memos.
Traynor, Roger.
Treason.
Treaty Power.
Twelfth Amendment.
Twenty-Sixth Amendment.
U.S. Bill of Rights.
U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton.
Undocumented Alien.
Unenumerated Rights.
Unitary Executive.
United States v. Butler.
United States v. Carolene Products.
United States v. Lopez.
United States v. Morrison.
United States v. Nixon.
United States v. Wong Kim Ark.
University, Role of.
Urban Planning and Zoning.
Urban Policy.
US Nationals.
Utopian Communities.
Venue Shopping in Public Policy.
Vesting Clause.
Virginia Declaration of Rights and Constitution, 1776.
Virginia Plan.
Voluntarism.
Voter Registration.
Voting Behavior.
Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Voting Rights Acts, Amendments.
Voting Rights, Constitutional.
Waite, Morrison.
War on Terrorism.
War Powers Act of 1973.
Warren, Earl.
Washington, Booker T.
Washington, DC.
Washington, George.
Webster, Noah.
Whigs.
Whiskey Rebellion.
Whistleblower Protection Policy.
White, Edward.
Whitney v. California.
Williams, Roger.
Wilson, Woodrow.
Winthrop, John.
Women''s Rights Movements.
Writ of Certiorari.
Writ of Error.
Writ of Mandamus.
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer.
Youth in Politics.
Zenger Trial.