Synopses & Reviews
This book is distinctive because it will be a political science oriented introduction to The Federalist Papers. As most of the editions have introductions by historians, and some of them quite good, there is no readily available edition with a political science focus. Such a focus would not ignore the historical dimensions of the founding and that particular era, but would supplement this historical background with a concentration on the key questions political scientists tend to ask when reading and teaching The Federalist Papers. Questions of power, separation, blending, federalism, and structural design and how they impact the practice of government, questions we political scientists ask, will be the central feature of this edition. The primary audience for this edition would be courses in American Political Thought, American Government (most of which include components of the Federalist Papers) plus courses on the Presidency, Congress, The Judiciary, and Federalism.
About the Author
Michael A. Genovese received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1979. He currently holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University. In 2006, he was made a Fellow at the Queens College, Oxford University. Professor Genovese has written twenty-two books, including The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, (co-authored by Thomas E. Cronin), Oxford University Press, 3rd ed 2009; The Presidency and the Challenges of Democracy (co-edited with Lori Cox Han), Palgrave, 2006, The Presidency and Domestic Policy, (with William W. Lammers), CQ Press, 2000, The Power of the American Presidency 1789-2000, Oxford University Press, 2001, The Presidential Dilemma, Longman, 2nd ed 2003, The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Facts-on File, 2004 (winner of the New York Public Library, “Best of Reference” work of 2004), and Memo to a New President: The Art and Science of Presidential Leadership, Oxford University Press, 2007. He has won over a dozen university and national teaching awards, including the Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award (1995). Professor Genovese frequently appears as a commentator on local and national television. He is also Associate Editor of the journal, White House Studies, is on the Editorial Board of the journals, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and the International Leadership Journal, has lectured for the United States Embassy abroad, and is editor of Palgrave Macmillan Publishings, “The Evolving American Presidency” book series. Professor Genovese has been The Washington Centers “scholar-in-residence” at three national political conventions and the 2008 presidential inauguration. In 2004-05, Professor Genovese served as President of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Selected Federalist Papers: Critique of the Articles of Confederation: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12 * Part 2: The Federalist Papers: A New Order: 23, 24, 31 * Part 3: The Federalist Papers: The Constitution: Introduction--37, 39; Powers--41-42, 45; Separation of Powers--47-51; House of Representatives--52-61; Senate--62-66; Executive--67-77; Judiciary--78-83