Review for American Politics Comp. Exams

  AMERICAN POLITICS comp exam prep. time…

Interest Groups:

Pipes and Flutes for Interest Groups

Interest Groups Maim the Median Voter

An Interest Group Walks into a Comp. Exam

Participation:

Democracy Doubts Citizens, But Then Lets Go.

Democracy: By Huh? and Duh?

Why Americans Don’t Vote

Beyond Socioeconomic Status (SES)

The American Voter, then.

Divided Government Means Lower Voter Turnout

Federalism:

Block-Republicans, Categorical-Democrats?

E.E. Schattschneider’s “scope of conflict”

What is Federalism?

Culture:

Are Democrats and Republicans “two boxers, swinging wildly”?

America’s Liberal Tradition: Hartz and Tocqueville

Tocqueville and a Spoonful of Wasabi

The Machiavellian Hypothesis: The Fox, Lion, Archer, Mask and Fortuna

American Exceptionalism as a Guide

Presidency:

Polk Spreads Itch for War to Future Presidents

Tulis and the Rhetorical Presidency

Ranking Presidents: Success and Failure

2012 Unitary Executive: Presidential Power and Agency

The Imperial Presidency

Hamilton’s “Dissimilitude” was Shot by the President of the United States

Campaigns:

Party Extremists are more likely to Lose an Election

Researching Political Campaigns

Elections:

Californian Votes Have More Power Than Most (better get alternative explanations!)

Article Review: The Two Faces of Issue Voting

The Rhythm and Lore of Electoral Behavior

BREAK: Poetry: American Politics

Supreme Court:

The Supreme Court in the Tripartite

Marshall’s 4th Model of Supreme Court Decision Making

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

Consider…

Webs called Culture

Corruption: A Definition

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