Lanahan Federalism Readings

Lanahan Federalism Readings

Richard Hofstadter (The American Political Tradition) #8
Man is inherently selfish and government should work for him
C. Wright Mills (The Power Elite) #12
The triumvirate of military ,corporations, and politicians runs the country
Zweigenhaft/Domhoff (Diversity in the Power Elite) #13
The Power Elite still exists, but it’s changing as the social landscape changes
Robert Dahl (Who Governs?) #14
Pluralism: people can become involved in government if they so please
James Madison (Federalist 51) #15
Men are bad and the only way to ensure they don’t **** up is to separate the powers
James Madison (Federalist 39 and 46) #18
The government is federal, not national, meaning it’s a group of sovereign states
Daniel Elazar (American Federalism) #19
State and Federal government are constantly shifting powers, but both always have powers
Andrew Karch (Democratic Laboratories) #20
States are the laboratories for things that could spread to other states or nationwide
Richard Hofstadter
The American Political Tradition
C. Wright Mills
The Power Elite
Zweigenhaft/Domhoff
Diversity in the Power Elite
Robert Dahl
Who Governs?
Daniel Elazar
American Federalism
Andrew Karch
Democratic Laboratories
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