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Author Watts, Duncan.

Title Dictionary of American government and politics / Duncan Watts
Published Edinburgh [Scotland] : Edinburgh University Press, [2010]
Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2013
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Contents Abolitionists/Abolition Movement -- Abortion -- Abortion Rights Movement -- Advice and Consent -- Affirmative Action -- Afghanistan -- AFL/CIO -- African Americans -- Agenda-setting Theory -- Alito, Samuel (1950- ) -- al-Qaeda -- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -- American Dream -- American Exceptionalism -- American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL/CIO) -- American Medical Association (AMA) -- American Taliban -- Amicus Curiae Briefs -- Anti-federalists -- Arms for Hostages Scandal -- Articles of Confederation -- Asian Americans -- Attack on World Trade Center (9/11 Attacks) -- Axis of Evil -- Baby Boomers -- Bail-out -- Baker v. Carr (1962) and Reynold v. Sims (1964) -- Balanced Budget Amendment -- Bible Belt -- 'Big Mo'/'Little Mo' -- Bill of Rights -- Bills -- Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act -- Black Panther Party -- Black Power -- Block Grants -- Blogging -- Blue Dog Democrats -- Boll Weevils -- Brown v. Board of Education (1954) -- Buckley v. Valeo (1976) -- Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974 -- Budget (Federal) -- Bureaucracy -- Burger, Warren (1907-95) -- Bus Boycotts -- Bush, George H.W. -- Bush, George W.A. (1946- ) -- Bush v. Gore (2000) -- Busing
Cabinet -- California Democratic Party v. Jones (2000) -- Campaign Finance Reform -- Candidate-centred Electioneering -- Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) -- Carter, James Earl (Jimmy) (1924- ) -- Categorical Grants -- Caucus -- Census -- Chads -- Checks and Balances -- Cheney, Dick (1941- ) -- Christian Coalition -- Citizenship -- Civil Liberties and Civil Rights -- Civil Rights Legislation -- Civil Rights Movement -- Civil War (1861-65) -- Clinton and Impeachment -- Clinton, Bill (1946- ) -- Clinton, Hillary (1947- ) -- Clinton v. Jones (1997) -- Clinton v. New York City (1998) -- Closed Primary -- Coalition of the Willing -- Coercive Federalism -- Cold War -- Concurrent Powers -- Confederacy -- Confederations -- Congress -- Congressional Budget Office (CBO) -- Congressional Committee Chairpersons -- Congressional Committees -- Congressional District -- Congressional Elections -- Conservatism -- Constitution -- Constitutional Amendment -- Constitutional Conventions -- Constitutional (Philadelphia) Convention -- Containment -- Contract with America -- Co-operative Federalism -- Court-packing Scheme -- Courts -- Creative Federalism -- Credit Crunch (or Squeeze) -- Crisis Management -- Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Declaration of Independence (4 July 1776) -- Defense Department -- Democracy -- Democratic Party -- Democratic Republicans -- Desegregation -- Devolutionary Federalism -- Dictionary of American Government and Politics -- Direct Action -- Direct Democracy -- Disability Rights -- Dissenting Opinions -- District of Columbia -- Diversity -- Double Jeopardy -- Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) -- Dual Federalism -- Due Process Clause -- Egalitarianism -- Eisenhower, Dwight (1890-1969) -- Election Campaigns -- Elections -- Electoral College -- Electoral System -- Electronic Media -- Electronic Voting Machines -- Emancipation Proclamation -- Emergency Economic Stabilization Fact -- EMILY's List -- Enumerated Powers -- Environmental Politics -- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) -- Equality -- Establishment Clause -- Ethnicity and Race -- Executive -- Executive Agreements -- Executive Office of the President -- Executive Orders -- Executive Privilege -- Exit Polls
Fair Deal -- FECA Legislation -- Federal Courts -- Federal Election Commission -- Federal Government -- Federal Reserve Banks -- Federalism -- Federalist Papers -- Federalist Society -- Federalists -- Fifteenth Amendment -- Fifth Amendment -- Filibuster -- Financial Crisis and Global Recession (2007-09) -- First Amendment -- Flag Desecration -- Focus Groups -- Ford, Gerald (1913-2006) -- Foreign Policy -- Founding Fathers -- Fourteenth Amendment (1868) -- Free Exercise Clause -- Freedom of Information -- Front-loading of Presidential Primaries -- Frost Belt -- Furman v. Georgia (1972) -- Gay Rights -- Gender/Gender Gap -- General Revenue Sharing (GRS) -- Gerrymandering -- Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) -- Gingrich, Newt (1943- ) -- Gitlow v. New York (1925) -- Giuliani, Rudolph (1944- ) -- Globalisation and Anti-globalisation Protest -- Gore, Al (1948- ) -- Governors -- Grants-in-aid -- Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) -- Great Depression -- Great Society -- Green Movement -- Green Parties -- Gregg v. Georgia (1976) -- Guant√°namo, Bay -- Gulf War -- Gun Politics
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006) -- Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) -- Health Provision -- Hispanic Americans -- Homeland Security, Department of -- House of Representatives -- Immigration -- Impeachment -- Implied Powers -- Income Tax -- Indirect Democracy -- Individualism -- Inherent Powers -- Initiative -- Interest Groups -- Internet -- Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) -- Invisible Primaries -- Irangate: aka the Iran-Contra Affair/Scandal (1987) -- Iraq War: the First Gulf War (1990-91) -- Iraq War: the Second Gulf War (2003- ) -- Iron Triangle -- Isolationists -- Issue Advertisements (Ads) -- Issue Networks -- Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) -- Jackson, Jesse (1941- ) -- Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) -- Jim Crow -- Johnson, Lyndon (1908-73) -- Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Judges -- Judicial Activism -- Judicial Restraint -- Judicial Review -- Judiciary -- Justice Department -- Kennedy Assassination -- Kennedy, Edward (1932-2009) -- Kennedy, John (1917-63) -- Kennedy, Robert (1925-68) -- Kerry, John (1943- ) -- King, Martin Luther (1929-68) -- Kitzmiller v. Dover (2005) -- Korean War (1950-53) -- Ku Klux Klan
Lame Duck -- Lawrence v. Texas (2003) -- Legislation and Lawmaking -- Lehman Brothers' Collapse -- Lewinsky, Monica (1973- ) -- Libel -- Liberal Party (New York) -- Liberalism -- Libertarian Party -- Libertarianism -- Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65) -- Line-item Veto -- Little Mo -- Lobbying -- Local Government -- Lochner v. New York (1905) -- Logrolling -- Louisiana Purchase (1803) -- Machine Politics -- Madison, James (1751-1836) -- Majority and Minority Opinions of the Supreme Court -- Majority Leader: House of Representatives -- Majority Leader: Senate -- Manifest Destiny -- Marbury v. Madison (1803) -- March on Washington (1963) -- Marshall, John (1755-1835) -- Marshall Plan -- Marshall, Thurgood (1908-93) -- Mass Media -- McCain, John (1936- ) -- McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act -- McCarthy, Joseph (1908-57) and McCarthyism -- McCreary County v. ACLU (2005) -- Medicaid and Medicare -- Melting Pot -- Midterm Elections -- Minority Leader: House of Representatives -- Minority Leader: Senate -- Minority Opinions -- Miranda Rules -- Miranda v. Arizona (1966) -- Mondale, Walter (1928- ) -- Monroe Doctrine -- Motor Voting -- Mount Rushmore -- Movements -- Muckraking Journalists
Nader, Ralph (1934- ) -- National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) -- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) -- National Nominating Conventions -- National Organization for Women (NOW) -- National Rifle Association (NRA) -- National Right to Life Committee -- National Security Council -- National Security Directives -- Native Americans -- Necessary and Proper Clause -- Neoconservatism -- New Covenant -- New Deal -- New Democrats -- New Europe -- New Freedom -- New Frontiers -- New Social Movements (NSMs) -- New York Times v. United States (1971) -- Nixon, Richard (1913-94) -- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) -- Obama, Barack (1961- ) -- O'Connor, Sandra Day (1930- ) -- Office of Management and Budget (OMB) -- Old Europe -- Omnibus Bill -- Open Government -- Open Primary -- Open Rule -- Opinion Polls -- Originalism -- Oval Office
Pariah States -- Partisan Identification -- Party Primaries -- Patriot Act (2001) -- Paulson Plan (2008) -- Pelosi, Nancy (1940- ) -- Perot, Ross (1930- ) -- Piscataway Board of Education v. Taxman (1989) -- Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) -- Pledge of Allegiance -- Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) -- Pocket Veto -- Political Action Committees (PACs) -- Political Advertising -- Political Consultants -- Political Culture -- Political Participation -- Political Parties -- Populism/Populist Party -- Pork/Pork-barrel Politics -- Powell, Colin (1937- ) -- Preface -- Presidency, Presidents and Presidential Power -- Presidential Election Debates -- Presidential Elections -- Presidential Pardon -- Presidential Press Conferences -- Press -- Press Conferences -- Pressure Groups -- Primaries -- Proclamations -- Progressive Era -- Prohibition (or Temperance) Movement -- Prohibition Party -- Pro-life Movement -- Proposition -- Quantitative Easing
Race -- Race Relations -- Radical Reconstruction -- Reagan Democrats -- Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) -- Reapportionment -- Recall -- Recess Appointments -- Red Power -- Red States -- Redistricting -- References -- Referendum -- Regents of the University of California v. Baake (1978) -- Regulatory Commissions -- Rehnquist, William (1924-2005) and the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005) -- Religious Right/Christian Coalition -- Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997) -- Representative Government -- Republic -- Republican Party -- Reserved Powers -- Reverse Discrimination -- Rice, Condoleezza (1954- ) -- Roberts, John (1955- ) -- Roe v. Wade (1973) -- Rogue States -- Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) -- Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) -- Roth v. United States (1957) -- Rules Committee -- Rumsfeld, Donald (1932- )
Scalia, Antonin (1936- ) -- School Districts/Boards -- Secession -- Secretary of State -- Segregation -- Self-incrimination -- Senate -- Senatorial Courtesy -- Senators -- Separate but Equal -- Separation of Powers -- Sharpton, Alfred (Al) (1954- ) -- Sierra Club -- Signing Statements -- Social Conservatives -- Socialism -- Socialist Party of America/Socialist Party USA -- Soft Money -- Solid South -- Sovereign Immunity -- Speaker of the House -- Special Revenue Sharing (SRS) -- Split-ticket Voting -- Spoils System of Presidential Appointments -- State Department -- State Government -- State of the Union Address -- States -- States' Rights -- Strict Constructionists -- Sun Belt -- Super Delegates -- Superpower -- Supreme Court -- Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971) -- Swing States -- Symbolic Speech
Tammany Hall -- Television and Politics -- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) -- Term Limits -- Territories -- Terrorism -- Texas v. Johnson (1989) -- Think Tanks -- Third Parties -- Third Way -- Thurmond, Strom (1902-2003) -- Timmons v. Twin Cities Area New Party (1997) -- Town Meetings -- Trade Unions -- Treasury -- Triangulation -- Trickle-down Economics -- Truman Doctrine -- Truman, Harry (1884-1972) -- Turnout -- Uncle Tom -- Unfunded Mandates -- Unitary Executive Theory -- United Nations Organization (UNO) -- United States v. Lopez (1995) and United States v. Morrison (2000) -- United States v. Nixon (1974) -- University of California v. Baake (1978) -- Useful Background Information -- Veto Power -- Vice Presidency -- Vietnam War -- Virginia v. Black (2003) -- Voter Behaviour -- Voter Registration -- Voting Rights Act (1965)
Wall Street Crash (October 1929) -- War Chest -- War on Poverty -- War on Terrorism -- War Powers Act/Resolution (1973) -- Warren, Earl (1891-1974)/Warren Court -- Washington DC -- Washington, George (1732-99) -- Washington v. Glucksberg (1997) -- Watergate -- Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) -- Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989) -- Wedge Issues -- West Wing -- Whig Party -- Whips -- Whistle-blowing -- White House -- White House Office of the President -- Whitewatergate (aka Whitewater or the Whitewater scandal) -- Wickard v. Filburn (1942) -- Wildavsky's 'Two Presidencies' Thesis -- Witch-hunt -- Women's Movement: the Fight for Female Equality -- Women's Suffrage -- Wonkism -- Writ of Certiorari -- Yellow Journalism -- You Tube
Summary This Dictionary offers a fresh, up-to-date look at US government and politics, explaining and where necessary demystifying the key terms used in discussion of the political system. Major figures, events, ideas, movements and Supreme Court cases relevant to a study of the American political system are included with the aim of allowing readers to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the area. The Dictionary also raises key issues and areas of contention and academic debate. Coverage is comprehensive, with c.400 entries, each providing analysis of the subject. Terms are presented in an A-Z format with cross-referencing where appropriate
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Title page of print version
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178268378X (online)
9781782683780 (online)
(hbk.)
(hbk.)