Reading List, POLS 288.  This is organized by course unit and file name.  The files are available in the unit folders in the Resources section of Sakai.  You will also find there the course bibliography, with full citations for these files.  See the note on these readings in the assignments page. 

Unit One:  Power, An Introduction.

Abolition_mvt  

Mott Green 

A_Climate_of_Corporate_Control (chaps. 1, 2, +) 

The Melian Dialogue

Bacevich_end_of_military_history

farmer_pathologies_of_power. 

Unit Two: Political Philosophy and Power

Locke_Second_Treatise

Machiavellia_Prince

Unit Three:  Political Power in the USA

polarized_pol_usa

obama_campaign_data

donors_funds_sidestep

oligarchy_usa

freshmen_money

gun_control_slow

Unit Four:  The Color Line

The Color Line

Alexander_Moyers_transcript

Alexander_NJC

stand_your_ground

Unit Five:  Equality

solow_review

Milanovic_review

krugman_nyrb_review

Stiglitz_tax_reform

Unit Six:  International Power

China_Drought_Arab_Spring

Sharp_FDTD

decade_of_war_lessons_learned

Why_Civil_Resistance

kagan_myth_decline

kagan_review_bacevich

Hammes_Offshore

Unit Seven:  Finance

money_talks

banking_systems

housing_mort_pol

wealth_disappear

austerity_wolfe

Unit Eight:  Power and Humor

This unit will consist mainly of video presentations and class discussions.