Government

The Emerging Field of Education Policy. Paul PetersonIn Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Norman H. Nie, Eds.. The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Routledge, New York. 2009.
Education. Paul PetersonIn P. Schuck and J. Wilson, Eds.. Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation. Public Affairs, New York. 2008.
The President’s Dominance in Foreign Policy Making. Paul PetersonIn Cohen, Jeffrey and David Nice, Eds.. The Presidency: Classic and Contemporary Readings. McGraw-Hill: New York. 2003.

This article is a revised version of “The International System and Foreign Policy” in The President, the Congress, and the Making of Foreign Policy (Norman OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994), 3-22.

While America Slept. Paul PetersonIn Dennis L. Dresain et al. American Government In a Changed World: The Effects of September 11, 2001. 2002.
U.S. Budgetary Politics at the Close of the Cold War Era. Paul PetersonIn Herbert Dittgen and Michael Minkenberg, Eds.. The American Impasse. United States Domestic and Foreign Policy after the Cold War. Pittsburgh University Press, PA, 177-197. 1996.
Budget Deficits and the Race to the Bottom. Paul PetersonIn Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn, Eds.. Report I: Whither American Social Policy?. New York: Cross-National Studies Research Program, Columbia University School of Social Work, 43-63. 1996.
Questioning by the Foreign Policy Committees. Paul Peterson, Jay P. GreeneIn Paul E. Peterson, Ed.. The Congress, The Presidency and the Making of Foreign Policy, 74-100. 1995.
Why Presidential-Congressional Conflict is Dwindling. Paul Peterson. British Journal of Political Science. 1994.
The President's Dominance in Foreign Policy Making. Paul Peterson. Political Science Quarterly, 109(2), 215-234. 1994.

Reprinted in Jeffrey Cohen and David Nice, eds., The Presidency: Classic and Contemporary Readings, Boston: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2002.

An Immodest Proposal. Paul Peterson. Daedulus, 121(4). 1992.

Reprinted in The Brookings Review, Winter, 1993, pp. 18-23 and, in abridged form, in Harper's, February, 1993, pp. 23-26.

Political Institutions and the American Economy. Paul Peterson, John ChubbIn Samuel Kernell, Ed.. Parallel Politics: Economic Policymaking in Japan and the United States. Brookings Institution Press. 1991.
The Rise and Fall of Special Interest Politics. Paul PetersonIn Mark Petracca, Ed.. The Transformation of Interest Group Politics. Westview. 1991.
American Political Institutions and the Problem of Governance. Paul Peterson, John E. Chubb In Paul E. Peterson and John Chubb, Eds.. Can the Government Govern?. Brookings Institution Press. 1989.
Macro-Economic Policy: Who's in Control?. Paul Peterson, Mark C. RomIn Paul E. Peterson and John Chubb, Eds.. Can the Government Govern?. Brookings Institution Press. 1989.
Can the Government Govern?. John E. Chubb, Paul Peterson. Brookings Institution Press, 320 pages. 1989.

Effective government requires that institutions be strong enough to control the efforts of organized, entrenched special interests in favor of the broader interests shared but poorly articulated by most members of society. Recent changes in our institutions and in the problems they face raise doubts about the capacity of contemporary American government to handle these parochial forces. Congress has seemingly become more fragmented, the presidency more politicized, and the bureaucracy more labyrinthine.