Here is the Reading List for the Course:

Introduction to Political Theory

Pericles. 431 B.C.E. “Pericles’Funeral Oration.” http://brfencing.org/h101lectures/Welcome_files/Pericles.pdf

(E):Plato – The Republic

(E):Aristotle – Politics

(E):Machiavelli – The Prince

(E):Thomas Hobbes – Leviathan

(E):John Locke – Two Treatises of Government

(S): Ch. 14 – Critical Thinking Exercises

The Scientific Method

(R): Ch. 2 – Theories: Classic and Modern

(S): Ch. 4 – Some Quantitative Methods in Political Science

(A): Key, V.O. 1958. “The State of the Discipline.” The American Political Science Review, Vol. LII, No. 4.

Miller, D.W. 2001. “Storming the Palace in Political Science.” http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i04/04a01601.htm

Kaska, Gregory. 2001. “Perestroika: For An Ecumenical Science of Politics.” http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/Perestroika/Kaska.htm

(A): DeLeon, Peter. 1998. “Introduction: The Evidentiary Base For Policy Analysis: Empiricist Versus Postpositivist Positions.” Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, (109-113)

(A): Lin, Ann Chih. 1998. “Bridging Positivist and Interpretivist Approaches to Qualitative Methods.” Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1 (162-180)

(A): Johnson, Burke and Onwuegbuzie, Anthony. 2004. “Mixed Methods Research: A Research Paradigm Whose Time Has Come.” Educational Researcher, Vol. 33, No. 7, pp. 14-26.

Wolfs, Frank. “Introduction to the Scientific Method.” http://teacher.pas.rochester.edu/phy_labs/appendixe/appendixe.html

(A): Smith, Markus. 2004. “Voting Propensity Study.”

Regimes and States

(R): Ch. 5 – Democracy, Totalitarianism, and Authoritarianism

(R): Ch. 3 – Nations, States, and Governments

(A): Arendt, Hannah. 1968. Imperialism: Part Two of the Origins of Totalitarianism.

Madison, James. 1788. “The Federalist No. 47.” http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa47.htm

Madison, James. 1788. “The Federalist No. 51.” http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa51.htm

Individuals and the Constitution

(R): Ch. 4 – Individuals and the Constitution

(S): Ch. 12– Book Reviews and Article Critiques

Barr and Comey. 2003 & 2004. “Threat to Civil Liberties or Constitutional Shield?” http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/1824/1868749/pdf/debate_22.pdf

(A): Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113) 1973.

(A): Friedenberg, Edgar. 1978. “Our Class-Biased Bill of Rights.” Civil Liberties Review, Oct/Nov.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. "Economic Bill of Rights (2nd Bill of Rights)." http://www.fdrheritage.org/bill_of_rights.htm

Levinson, Sanford. “Our Broken Constitution.” The Los Angeles Times, October 16, 2006.http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2006/101606_latimes.html

Saad, Lydia. 2007. “Public Divided on ‘Pro-Choice vs. ‘Pro-Life’ Abortion Labels.” http://www.gallup.com/poll/27628/Public-Divided-ProChoice-vs-ProLife-Abortion-Labels.aspx

Political Ideologies

(R): Ch. 6 – Political Ideologies

(E): John Stuart Mill – On Liberty (pg. 246-276)

(E): Karl Marx – Communist Manifesto

Power and Social Class

(A): Davis, Kingsley & Moore, Wilbert. 1944. “Some Principles of Stratification.” American Sociological Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, (Apr.), pp. 242-249.

Mills, C. Wright. 1956. “The Higher Circles.” http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Book_Excerpts/HigherCircles_PE.html

Mills, C. Wright. “The Mass Society.” http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Book_Excerpts/MassSociety_PE.html

Stanton, Elizabeth. 1848. “Seneca Falls Declaration, 1848.” http://facweb.furman.edu/~benson/seneca-falls.cmu

(E): John Stuart Mill - The Subjection of Women

Stanton, Elizabeth. 1895. The Woman's Bible. Read the Title Page, Preface, Introduction and Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8 of the book of Genesis only. Access the chapters by clicling here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/wmn/wb/

Carpenter et al. 1963. “The following is the public statement directed to Martin Luther King, Jr.,
by eight Alabama clergymen.” http://www.hillyardhistory.net/Martin%20Luther%20King%20-%20Letter%20by%20Alabama%20Clergymen%20%20(Apr.%2012,%201963).pdf

King, Martin Luther. 1963. “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/letter.html

King, Martin Luther. 1963. “I Have A Dream.” http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html

(A): Diclerico, R. and Hammock, A. 2007. “Law School Admissions: The Case for Affirmative Action by Sandra Day O’Connor” & “Law School Admissions: The Case Against Affirmative Action by Clarence Thomas.” As it appears in Points of View. NY:McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

Political Culture & Public Opinion

(R): Ch. 7 – Political Culture

(R): Ch. 8 – Public Opinion

Putnam, Robert. “Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital.” http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/detoc/assoc/bowling.html

(A): Miller, D.W. 1999. “Perhaps we bowl alone, but does it really matter?” Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 45, Issue 45.

(A): Niemi, R. and Weisberg, H. 2001. Controversies in Voting Behavior (4th Ed.). DC: CQ Press. Read the Robert Putnam article - “Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America.” 1995.

(A): Norris, Pippa. 1996. “Does Television Erode Social Capital? A Reply to Putnam.” Political Science and Politics, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Sept.), pp. 474-480.

“100 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BUILD SOCIAL CAPITAL.” http://www.bettertogether.org/pdfs/100Things.pdf

Elections

(R): Ch. 12 – Elections

(A): Niemi, R. and Weisberg, H. 2001. Controversies in Voting Behavior. (4th Ed.). DC: CQ Press. Read the “Why is Voter Turnout Low (and why is it declining)?”

(A): Downs, Anthony. 1957. An Economic Theory of Democracy. Harper Collins Publishers. Read pgs. 207-237. I will also have my own personal copy that you can come by and read in case the library does not have one on reserve.

(A): Pennock, Roland. 1958. “An Economic Theory of Democracy.” (a book review). The American Political Science Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, (June), 539-541.

(A): Highton, Benjamin & Wolfinger, Raymond. 2001. “The First Seven Years of the Political Life Cycle.” American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 45, No. 1, (January), pp. 202-209.

(A): Patterson, Thomas. 2004. “Young Voters and the 2004 Election.”

(A): Niemi, R. and Weisberg, H. 2001. Controversies in Voting Behavior (4th Ed.). DC: CQ Press. Read the Lau, R. and Redlawsk, D. article "Voting Correctly."

(A): Niemi, R. and Weisberg, H. 2001. Controversies in Voting Behavior (4th Ed.). DC: CQ Press. Read the Althaus, S. article "Information Effects in Collective Preferences." 1998.

International Politics

(R): Ch. 19 – Violence and Revolution

(R): Ch. 20 – International Relations

(A): Strauss, Leo. 1964. The City and Man. IL.: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

(A): Voegelin, Eric. 1952. The New Science of Politics. IL: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

(A): McCormick, John. 2000. “Political Science and Political Philosophy: Return to the Classics – No, Not Those!” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun., 2000), pp. 194-197.

Einstein, Albert and Freud, Sigmund. 1932. "An Exchange of Letters Between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud - Why War?”"
http://www.intocracy.com/letters/Einstein_and_Freud_letters%5B1%5D.pdf Scroll down and begin reading sections [7] - [15]. Skip section [16] and read the remaining in its entirety.

(A) Denotes article readings which you will be given during the first and/or second week of class
(E) Denotes readings are found in the Ebenstein textbook – Introduction to Political Thinkers
(R) Roskin et al. textbook – Political Science: An Introduction to Political Science
(S) Scott and Garrison’s Political Science Student Writers Manual