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PSPA 4080 Capstone: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

Course Readings

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Abramson, P. R., & Aldrich, J. H. (2000). Challenges to the American two-party system: Evidence from the 1968, 1980, 1992, and 1996 presidential elections. Political Research Quarterly, 53(3), 495–522.

Alexander, J., & Richmond, S. A. (2007). Administrative discretion: Can we move beyond cider house rules? The American Review of Public Administration, 37(1), 51–64.

Barrett, A. W., & Barrington, L. W. (2005). Bias in newspaper photograph selection. Political Research Quarterly, 58(4), 609–618.

Barrett, A. W., & Barrington, L. W. (2005). Is a picture worth a thousand words? Newspaper photographs and voter evaluations of political candidates. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 10(4),98–113.

Bourgon, J. (2007). Responsive, responsible and respected government: Towards a new public administration theory. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 73(1), 7–26.

Bourgon, J. (2009). New directions in public administration: Serving beyond the predictable. Public Policy and Administration, 24(3), 309–330.

Bowler, S., & Donovan, T. (2006). Direct democracy and political parties in America. Party Politics, 12(5), 649–669.

Bowman, J. S., & West, J. P. (2009). State government "little hatch acts" in an era of civil service reform: The state of the nation. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 29(1), 20–40.

Brady, D., Beckfield, J., & Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2005). Economic globalization and the welfare state in affluent democracies, 1975–2001. American Sociological Review, 70(6), 921–948.

Brunell, T. L. (2005). The relationship between political parties and interest groups: Explaining patterns of PAC contributions to candidates for Congress. Political Research Quarterly, 58(4), 681–688.

Catlaw, T. J., & Jordan, G. M. (2009). Public administration and "the lives of others": Toward an ethics of collaboration. Administration & Society, 41(3), 290–312.

Cohen, F., Solomon, S., Maxfield, M., Pyszczynski, T., & Greenberg, J. (2004). Fatal attraction: The effects of mortality salience on evaluations of charismatic, task-oriented, and relationship-oriented leaders. Psychological Science, 15(12), 846–851.

Ferguson, A. (2008). We can't handle the truth. The Weekly Standard, 13(43), 12–13.

Gershtenson, J. (2003). Mobilization strategies of the Democrats and Republicans, 1956–2000. Political Research Quarterly, 56(3), 293–308.

Grynaviski, J. D. (2006). A Bayesian learning model with applications to party identification. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 18(3), 323–346.

Heaney, M. T., & McClurg, S. D. (2009). Social networks and American politics: Introduction to the special issue. American Politics Research, 37(5), 727–741.

Howell-Moroney, M. E. (2008). A mixed method look at state growth management policy. American Review of Public Administration, 38(3), 339–361.

Ireni Saban, L. (2011). Looking into the eyes of those we serve: Toward complex equality in public administration ethics. The American Review of Public Administration, 41(2), 141–1 56.

Pagano, M. A., & Perry, D. (2008). Financing infrastructure in the 21st century city. Public Works Management & Policy, 13(1), 22–38.

Quill, L. (2009). Ethical conduct and public service: Loyalty intelligently bestowed. The American Review of Public Administration, 39(3), 215–224.

Raadschelders, J. C. N. (2010). Is American public administration detached from historical context? The American Review of Public Administration, 40(3), 235–260.

Rogers, E. P., & Weber, E. (2009). Thinking harder about outcomes for collaborative governance arrangements. American Review of Public Administration, 40(5), 546–567.

Roth, A. L. (2005). ''Pop quizzes'' on the campaign trail: Journalists, candidates, and the limits of questioning. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 10(2),28–46.

Schaeffer-Grabiel, F. (2010). Sex trafficking as the "new slave trade"? Sexualities, 13(2), 153–161.

Schwart, M. A. (2010). Interactions between social movements and US political parties. Party Politics, 16(5), 587–6 07. 

Silverman, M., Taylor, H. L., Jr., & Crawford, C. (2008). The role of citizen participation and action research principles in Main Street revitalization: An analysis of a local planning project. Action Research, 6(1), 69–9 3.

Stever, J. A. (2005). Adapting intergovernmental management to the new age of terrorism. Administration & Society, 37(4), 379–403.

Stone, D. (2008). Global public policy, transnational policy communities, and their networks. Policy Studies Journal, 36(1), 19–38.

Tuckness, A. (2008). John Locke and public administration. Administration & Society, 40(3), 253–270.

Verba, S., Scholtzman, K. L., & Brady, H. E. (2000). Rational action and political activity. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 12(3), 243–268.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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