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American Politics After September 11

American Politics After September 11 - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1592601509

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American Politics After September 11 - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1592601509

James M. Lindsay

ISBN13: 978-1592601509
ISBN10: 1592601502
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: Atomic Dog

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

American Politics after September 11 focuses on the effects of September 11 on American government and the political environment. Three selections are entirely new and others have been thoroughly updated to reflect events that have occurred in the years following September 11.

Table of Contents

Preface
Using Atomic Dog Textbooks
Recommended System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements
Printing Atomic Dog Textbooks
Contributing Authors
Reading 1 - The Song Remains the Same: Is 2004 Just a Replay of 2000?

1-1Changes in the Electoral College
1-2Changes in Who Votes
1-3Changes in Voting Technology
1-4Final Thoughts

Reading 2 - And Then There Was One: The 2004 Democratic Presidential Nomination Contest

2-1The Phases of the Nomination Process
2-2Dipping a Toe in the Water: The Exploration Phase
2-3Taking the Plunge: The Invisible Primary Phase
2-4The Voters Decide: The Final Phase
2-5Why Kerry?

Reading 3 - The 2002 Election Surprise

3-1Electoral Prospects
3-2Election Results
3-3Explanations
3-4Did Voters Shift Right?
3-5Looking Ahead to 2004

Reading 4 - What Is Treason? John Walker Lindh and the U.S. Constitution

4-1From Marin County to Mazar-e-Sharif
4-2The Constitution's Treason Clause
4-3Did Lindh Commit Treason?
4-4Lindh's Indictment
4-5Striking a Plea Bargain

Reading 5 - The Middle East Is Us: Middle Easterners, Arabs, and Muslims in American Life

5-1Middle Eastern, Arab, or Muslim?
5-2Arab- and Muslim-American Opinion
5-3Looking Ahead

Reading 6 - The Pendulum Continues to Swing: Civil Liberties Three Years after September 11

6-1Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis
6-2Civil Liberties after September 11
6-3What the Public Thinks about the Threat to Civil Liberties
6-4Civil Liberties in Historical Perspective

Reading 7 - Racial Profiling Meets the War on Terrorism

7-1"Driving While Black"
7-2The Argument for Racial Profiling
7-3"Flying While Arab"
7-4Profiling and the Courts
7-5Public Assessments
7-6A Continuing Debate

Reading 8 - Apathy and Interest: The American Public Rediscovers Foreign Policy after September 11

8-1Public Opinion before September 11
8-2Consequences of Apathetic Internationalism
8-3September 11
8-4Lasting Change or Temporary Deviation?

Reading 9 - The Unloved Trumpet: The News Media Report on the War on Terrorism

9-1Coverage
9-2Access
9-3Did the News Media Do a Good Job?
9-4The Future

Reading 10 - Rallying 'Round the Flag after September 11 and the Iraq War

10-1The Rally-'Round-the-Flag Effect
10-2George W. Bush's Rally
10-3A Rally, but around Whom?
10-4September 11's Impact on 2002
10-5The Iraq War
10-6September 11's Impact on 2004

Reading 11 - Who Won and Who Lost? Interest Group Politics after September 11

11-1Winners
11-2Losers
11-3Surprise Survivors

Reading 12 - Congress after September 11

12-1The Impact of September 11
12-2A Congressional Rubber Stamp?
12-3The Return to Normalcy
12-4The Unthinkable

Reading 13 - The Bush Presidency after September 11

13-1Heightened Expectations
13-2The Bush Presidency Gains Strength
13-3President Bush Responds
13-4The Midterm Surprise
13-5The Iraq War
13-6The Future of the Bush Presidency

Reading 14 - Solution or Sideshow? The New Department of Homeland Security

14-1The Office of Homeland Security
14-2The Critics Weigh In
14-3A Course Correction
14-4The Politics of Reorganization
14-5The Organization
14-6Be Careful What You Wish For

Reading 15 - Trying Terrorists: Military Commissions and the American Legal System

15-1Why Military Commissions?
15-2Are Military Commissions Constitutional?
15-3Military Commissions Versus Civilian Courts
15-4Continued Debate

Reading 16 - Still Not Washington's Job Alone: American States and the Terrorist Threat

16-1Initial State Responses
16-2Paying for Homeland Security
16-3More Deliberate State Responses in 2002
16-4Other State Government Actions
16-5Conclusion

Reading 17 - The Mystery of the Vanishing Surplus: Who Took It and Where Did It Go?

17-1So What?
17-2The Suspects
17-3The Verdict
17-4That Ain't All

Reading 18 - Government Regulation after September 11

18-1Do Nothing
18-2Assume Private Sector Responsibilities
18-3Offer Owners Incentives
18-4Require Insurance
18-5Regulate Private Behavior
18-6Is There a Best Option?

Reading 19 - Are We Hated? America's Image in the World

19-1How Is America Viewed Abroad?
19-2Why Do They Hate Us?
19-3Should We Care?
19-4What Should Be Done?

Reading 20 - America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy

20-1The Bush Revolution
20-2September 11
20-3The Neo-conservative Myth
20-4Costs and Benefits

Appendixes
Appendix 1 - President George W. Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2001

1-1President George W. Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2001

Appendix 2 - President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002

2-1President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002

Appendix 3 - President George W. Bush's Address to the United Nations, September 12, 2002

3-1President George W. Bush's Address to the United Nations, September 12, 2002

Appendix 4 - President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003

4-1President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003

Appendix 5 - Congress Authorizes the Use of Military Force after September 11

5-1Congress Authorizes the Use of Military Force after September 11

Appendix 6 - Congress Authorizes the Use of Military Force against Iraq

6-1Congress Authorizes the Use of Military Force against Iraq

Appendix 7 - Profile of the 108th Congress

7-1Profile of the 108th Congress

Appendix 8 - Afghanistan and Iraq

8-1Afghanistan and Iraq

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