The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity Book
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The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity


  • Author : Ann Gostyn Serow
  • Publisher : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131880812

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The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity Book Description :

Presents a collection of ninety essays that cover American politics and government.

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity Book

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity


  • Author : Ann Gostyn Serow
  • Publisher : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105121507078

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The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity Book Description :

COLLECTION OF 98 ESSAYS ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE MARKET

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity Book

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity


  • Author : Ann Gostyn Serow
  • Publisher : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045957167

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The American Polity Book

The American Polity


  • Author : Everett Carll Ladd
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 803
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4906777

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The American Political Tradition Book
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The American Political Tradition


  • Author : Richard Hofstadter
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-12-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307809667

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The American Political Tradition Book Description :

The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him—Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples—Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.

The Phantom Public Book

The Phantom Public


  • Author : Walter Lippmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351477451

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The Phantom Public Book Description :

In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of "direct democracy," Walter Lippmann's The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever. It reveals Lippmann at a time when he was most critical of the ills of American democracy. Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism as a serious and distinctive intellectual option, one with considerable precursors in the American past. Lippmann's demythologized view of the American system of government resonates today.The Phantom Public discusses the "disenchanted man" who has become disillusioned not only with democracy, but also with reform. According to Lippmann, the average voter is incapable of governance; what is called the public is merely a "phantom." In terms of policy-making, the distinction should not be experts versus amateurs, but insiders versus outsiders. Lippmann challenges the core assumption of Progressive politics as well as any theory that pretends to leave political decision making in the hands of the people as a whole.In his biography Walter Lippmann and the American Century, Ronald Steel praised The Phantom Public as "one of Lippmann's most powerfully argued and revealing books. In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory." This volume is part of a continuing series on the major works of Walter Lippmann. As more and more Americans are inclined to become apathetic to the political system, this classic will be essential reading for students, teachers, and researchers of political science and history.

Is Voting for Young People  Book

Is Voting for Young People


  • Author : Martin P. Wattenberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-10-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317347026

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Is Voting for Young People Book Description :

This book focuses on the root causes of the generation gap in voter turnout—changes in media consumption habits over time. It lays out an argument as to why young people have been tuning out politics in recent years, both in the United States and in other established democracies.

Stalemate Book

Stalemate


  • Author : Sarah A. Binder
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2004-05-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0815709099

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Stalemate Book Description :

Gridlock is not a modern legislative condition. Although the term is said to have entered the American political lexicon after the 1980 elections, Alexander Hamilton complained about it more than two hundred years ago. In many ways, stalemate seems endemic to American politics. Constitutional skeptics even suggest that the framers intentionally designed the Constitution to guarantee gridlock. In Stalemate, Sarah Binder examines the causes and consequences of gridlock, focusing on the ability of Congress to broach and secure policy compromise on significant national issues. Reviewing more than fifty years of legislative history, Binder measures the frequency of deadlock during that time and offers concrete advice for policymakers interested in improving the institutional capacity of Congress. Binder begins by revisiting the notion of "framers' intent," investigating whether gridlock was the preferred outcome of those who designed the American system of separated powers. Her research suggests that frequent policy gridlock might instead be an unintended consequence of constitutional design. Next, she explores the ways in which elections and institutions together shape the capacity of Congress and the president to make public law. She examines two facets of its institutional evolution: the emergence of the Senate as a coequal legislative partner of the House and the insertion of political parties into a legislative arena originally devoid of parties. Finally, she offers a new empirical approach for testing accounts of policy stalemate during the decades since World War II. These measurements reveal patterns in legislative performance during the second half of the twentieth century, showing the frequency of policy deadlock and the legislative stages at which it has most often emerged in the postwar period. Binder uses the new measure of stalemate to explain empirical patterns in the frequency of gridlock. The results weave together the effects of institutions and electio

Classic Ideas and Current Issues in American Government Book

Classic Ideas and Current Issues in American Government


  • Author : Meenekshi Bose
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN 10 : 0618456449

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Classic Ideas and Current Issues in American Government Book Description :

This reader offers succinct overviews of classic ideas and foundations of American government framed by contemporary issues and writings. Students are introduced to the classic debates, institutions, and individuals that shape American politics through key primary documents and shown how these issues remain at the core of policy making today. The included readings highlight questions about contemporary topics such as homeland security and affirmative action without losing touch with the timeless dilemmas of liberty, equality, and power.