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  1. General Reading 11 items
    1. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Course text

    2. US foreign policy after the Cold War: global hegemon or reluctant sheriff? - Fraser Cameron, Fraser Cameron 2005

      Book Core Reading Also Recommended in addition to the course text.

    3. Political institutions in the United States - Richard S. Katz 2007

      Book Core Reading Also Recommended in addition to the course text.

    4. Politics USA - Robert J. McKeever, R. A. Maidment, John Zvesper 1999

      Book Core Reading Also Recommended in addition to the course text.

    5. The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Lawrence Goldman 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Essential historical text

    6. The Penguin history of the United States of America - Hugh Brogan 2001

      Book Further Reading For historical background

    7. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Further Reading For historical background

    8. The American political tradition and the men who made it - Richard Hofstadter 1989

      Book Further Reading For historical background

    9. The Enduring vision: a history of the American people - Paul S. Boyer, Paul S. Boyer c1993

      Book Further Reading For historical background

    10. America: a narrative history - David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall 2016

      Book Further Reading For historical background

    11. A political history of the USA: one nation under God - Bruce Kuklick 2009

      Book Further Reading For historical background

  2. Week 1: Introduction and History 11 items
    1. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapters 1-2

    2. The ideological origins of the American Revolution - Bernard Bailyn 1967

      Book Further Reading

    3. Beyond confederation: origins of the constitution and American national identity - Richard R. Beeman, Stephen Botein, Edward C. Carter, Edward C. Carter c1987

      Book Further Reading

    4. American political ideas: traditions and usages - Michael Foley c1991

      Book Further Reading

    5. The American political tradition and the men who made it - Richard Hofstadter 1989

      Book Further Reading

    6. Dangerous nation: America and the world 1600-1898 - Robert Kagan 2006

      Book Further Reading

    7. Political institutions in the United States - Richard S. Katz 2007

      Book Further Reading Chapter 1

    8. A political history of the USA: one nation under God - Bruce Kuklick 2009

      Book Further Reading

    9. American exceptionalism: a double-edged sword - Seymour Martin Lipset c1996

      Book Further Reading

    10. A brief introduction to US politics - Robert J. McKeever, Philip Davies 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

    11. The creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 - Gordon S. Wood, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1998

      Book Further Reading

  3. Week 2: Federalism and the Constitution 16 items
    1. THE FOUNDER'S GREAT MISTAKE. - Epps, Garrett1 2009

      Article Core Reading

    2. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapters 3 and 4

    3. American federalism and public policy: how the system works - Thomas Julius Anton c1989

      Book Further Reading

    4. How democratic is the Constitution? - Robert A. Goldwin, William A. Schambra, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research c1980

      Book Further Reading

    5. How federal is the Constitution? - Robert A. Goldwin, William A. Schambra 1987

      Book Further Reading

    6. Political institutions in the United States - Richard S. Katz 2007

      Book  Chapter 2

    7. Essays on the making of the Constitution - Leonard W. Levy 1987

      Book Further Reading

    8. The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Lawrence Goldman 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

    9. A brief introduction to US politics - Robert J. McKeever, Philip Davies 2006

      Book Further Reading

    10. Reforming American government: the bicentennial papers of the Committee on the Constitutional System - Donald L. Robinson, Donald L. Robinson, Committee on the Constitutional System (U.S.) 1985

      Book Further Reading

    11. Emerging conflicts in the doctrine of federalism: the intergovernmental predicament - James C. Smith c1984

      Book Further Reading

    12. The Constitution and American life - David P. Thelen 1988, c1987

      Book Further Reading

    13. The invisible constitution - Laurence H. Tribe 2008

      Book Further Reading

    14. Toward a functioning federalism - David Bradstreet Walker, David Bradstreet Walker 1981 440 0 00

      Book Further Reading

    15. Contemporary American federalism: the growth of national power - Joseph Francis Zimmerman, ProQuest (Firm) c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

  4. Week 3: The Legislature 17 items
    1. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapters 8 and 9

    2. Keeping a watchful eye: the politics of congressional oversight - Joel D. Aberbach c1990

      Book Further Reading

    3. The US Congress - Christopher J. Bailey 1989

      Book Further Reading

    4. The years of Lyndon Johnson - Robert A. Caro 2002

      Book Further Reading

    5. The broken branch: how Congress is failing America and how to get it back on track - Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, Annenberg Public Policy Center 2006

      Book Further Reading

    6. The United States Congress: people, place, and policy - Charles O. Jones 1982

      Book Further Reading

    7. Political institutions in the United States - Richard S. Katz 2007

      Book Further Reading Chapter 6

    8. Congress: structure and policy - Mathew D. McCubbins, Terry Sullivan 1987

      Book Further Reading

    9. A brief introduction to US politics - Robert J. McKeever, Philip Davies 2006

      Book Further Reading

    10. Congress: the electoral connection - David R. Mayhew, David R. Mayhew 1974

      Book Further Reading

    11. Call to order: floor politics in the House and Senate - Steven S. Smith, Steven S. Smith c1989

      Book Further Reading

    12. The decline and resurgence of Congress - James L. Sundquist, Brookings Institution c1981

      Book Further Reading

    13. The politics of Congress - David J. Vogler c1983

      Book Further Reading

    14. Congress - Peter Woll 1985

      Book Further Reading

    15. Congress and policy change - Gerald C. Wright, Leroy N. Rieselbach, Lawrence C. Dodd, Lawrence C. Dodd c1986

      Book Further Reading

    16. The American Congress - Roland Young, Roland Young 1978, c1958

      Book Further Reading

  5. Week 4: The Executive 15 items
    1. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapter 10 and 11

    2. The impossible presidency: illusions and realities of executive power - Harold M. Barger c1984

      Book Further Reading

    3. Decision points - George W. Bush 2011

      Book Further Reading

    4. The President: office and powers, 1787-1984 : history and analysis of practice and opinion - Edward S. Corwin, Randall W. Bland, Theodore T. Hindson, J. W. Peltason 1984

      Book Further Reading

    5. The presidential branch - John Hart 1987

      Book Further Reading

    6. Political institutions in the United States - Richard S. Katz 2007

      Book Further Reading Chapter 5

    7. What happened: inside the Bush White House and Washington's culture of deception - Scott McClellan c2008

      Book Further Reading

    8. Politics USA - Robert J. McKeever, R. A. Maidment, John Zvesper 1999

      Book Further Reading

    9. Presidential power: the politics of leadership from FDR to Carter - Richard E. Neustadt, Richard E. Neustadt 1980

      Book Further Reading

    10. The bridge: the life and rise of Barack Obama - David Remnick 2010

      Book Further Reading

    11. The imperial Presidency - Arthur M. Schlesinger 1973

      Book Further Reading

    12. Perspectives on the Presidency - Aaron B. Wildavsky c1975

      Book Further Reading

    13. All the president's men - Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward 1994

      Book Further Reading

  6. Week 5: Mass Media and American Politics 4 items
    1. The Oxford handbook of American public opinion and the media - Robert Y. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Jacobs 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading The following sections: Graber, D. A., & Holyk, G. G. (2011). The news industry Baum, M. A., & Jamison, A. (2011). Soft news and the four Oprah effects.

  7. Week 6: Political Candidates, Political Parties and the US Electoral System 5 items
    1. The politics of electoral systems - Michael Gallagher, Paul Mitchell 2005

      Book Further Reading Bowler, S., Donovan, T., & Van Heerde, J. (2005). The United States of America: Perpetual campaigning in the absence of competition. The politics of electoral systems, 185-205.

  8. Week 7: Election Advertising in the USA 13 items
    1. Cumulative and Long-Term Campaign Advertising Effects on Trust and Talk - Melissa R. Gotlieb, Rosanne M. Scholl, Travis N. Ridout, Kenneth M. Goldstein 29/12/2015

      Article Core Reading

    2. Separation by Television Program: Understanding the Targeting of Political Advertising in Presidential Elections - Travis N. Ridout, Michael Franz, Kenneth M. Goldstein, William J. Feltus 01/2012

      Article Further Reading

    3. The Oxford handbook of American public opinion and the media - Robert Y. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Jacobs 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading The following section: Hutchings, V., & Piston, S. (2011). Knowledge, sophistication, and issue publics

  9. Week 8: American Public Opinion (1): Political Knowledge and Partisanship 8 items
    1. The Oxford handbook of American public opinion and the media - Robert Y. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Jacobs 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Section on Hutchings, V., & Piston, S. (2011). Knowledge, sophistication, and issue publics

  10. Week 9: American Public Opinion (2): Minorities, Big Government, and the Economy 4 items
    1. The Oxford handbook of American public opinion and the media - Robert Y. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Jacobs 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Section on Panagopoulos, C., & Shapiro, R. Y. (2011). Big Government and Public Opinion. Section on Lee, T., & Willcoxon, N. (2011). Race, Public Opinion, the Media

    2. Racial Attitudes Predicted Changes in Ostensibly Race-Neutral Political Attitudes Under the Obama Administration - Kristjen B. Lundberg, B. Keith Payne, Josh Pasek, Jon A. Krosnick 04/2017

      Article Further Reading

  11. Week 10: Foreign Policy 21 items
    1. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapters 18 to 20

    2. American foreign policy: a contemporary introduction - Thomas L. Brewer, Lorne Teitelbaum c1997

      Book Further Reading

    3. US foreign policy - Michael Cox, Doug Stokes c2012

      Book Further Reading

    4. US foreign policy after the Cold War: superpower without a mission? - Michael Cox, Royal Institute of International Affairs 1995

      Book Further Reading

    5. The making of US foreign policy - John Dumbrell, David M. Barrett 1997

      Book Further Reading

    6. War and Presidential power: a chronicle of congressional surrender - Thomas F. Eagleton, Thomas F. Eagleton 1974

      Book Further Reading

    7. Colossus: the rise and fall of the American empire - Ferguson 2005

      Book Further Reading

    8. Ideology and U.S. foreign policy - Michael H. Hunt 2009

      Book Further Reading

    9. Diplomacy - Henry Kissinger 1994

      Book Further Reading

    10. The Unipolar Moment - Charles Krauthammer 1990

      Article Further Reading

    11. America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber c2008

      Book Further Reading

    12. A brief introduction to US politics - Robert J. McKeever, Philip Davies 2006

      Book Further Reading

    13. Special providence: American foreign policy and how it changed the world - Walter Russell Mead, Century Foundation 2002

      Book Further Reading

    14. War, presidents, and public opinion - John E. Mueller 1973

      Book Further Reading

    15. The domestic sources of American foreign policy: insights and evidence - James M. McCormick c2012

      Book Further Reading

  12. Week 11: Contemporary US Foreign Policy 34 items
    1. American politics and society - David H. McKay 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapters 18, 19 and 20

    2. Obama Abroad: The Report Card - Joseph Lelyveld Yasmine El Rashidi Ronald Dworkin Joyce Carol Oates Sean Wilentz Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks Amy Knight John Saunders Jenny Uglow Perry Link 2012

      Article Core Reading

    3. THE CONSEQUENTIALIST. - Lizza, Ryan 2011

      Article Core Reading

    4. Bush's wars - Terry H. Anderson c2011 (electronic resource)

      Document Further Reading

    5. Days of fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House - Peter Baker June 2014

      Book Further Reading

    6. Terror and consent: the wars for the twenty-first century - Philip Bobbitt 2009

      Book Further Reading

    7. Against all enemies: inside America's war on terror - Richard A. Clarke 2004

      Book Further Reading

    8. After 9/11: cultural dimensions of American global power - Richard Crockatt 2007

      Book Further Reading

    9. America embattled: September 11, anti-Americanism, and the global order - Richard Crockatt 2003

      Book Further Reading

    10. Duty: memoirs of a Secretary at war - Robert Michael Gates 2014

      Book Further Reading

    11. America alone: the neo-conservatives and the global order - Stefan A. Halper, Jonathan Clarke 2005

      Book Further Reading

    12. Liberal order and imperial ambition: essays on American power and world politics - G. John Ikenberry 2006

      Book Further Reading

    13. The return of history and the end of dreams - Robert Kagan 2008

      Book Further Reading

    14. Trapped in the war on terror - Ian Lustick 2006

      Book Further Reading

    15. To lead the world: American strategy after the Bush doctrine - Melvyn P. Leffler, Jeffrey Legro 2008

      Book Further Reading

    16. After Bush: the case for continuity in American foreign policy - Timothy J. Lynch, Robert Singh 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

    17. Rise of the Vulcans: the history of Bush's war cabinet - Jim Mann 2004

      Book Further Reading

    18. The Obamians: the struggle inside the White House to redefine American power - Jim Mann 2012

      Book Further Reading

    19. What happened: inside the Bush White House and Washington's culture of deception - Scott McClellan c2008

      Book Further Reading

    20. The assassins' gate: America in Iraq - George Packer 2007

      Book Further Reading

    21. Confront and conceal: Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power - David E. Sanger 2012

      Book Further Reading

    22. A world of trouble: America in the Middle East - Patrick Tyler 2009

      Book Further Reading

    23. Plan of attack - Bob Woodward 2004

      Book Further Reading

    24. Bush at war - Bob Woodward 2003

      Book Further Reading

    25. State of denial - Bob Woodward 2007

      Book Further Reading

    26. Obama's wars - Bob Woodward 2011

      Book Further Reading

  13. Week 12: Trump: An American Tyrant? 6 items
    1. Trump revealed - Kranish 2017

      Book Core Reading