The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

  • Publisher : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
  • Author : Ann Gostyn Serow
  • ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105131880812
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
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Presents a collection of ninety essays that cover American politics and government.

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

  • Publisher : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
  • Author : Ann Gostyn Serow
  • ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105121507078
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Political Science
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COLLECTION OF 98 ESSAYS ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE MARKET

Is Voting for Young People

Is Voting for Young People

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

The Phantom Public

The Phantom Public

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

Democratic Laboratories

Democratic Laboratories

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Author : Andrew Karch
  • ISBN-10 : 0472069683
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
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"Observers have long marveled at the spread of ideas and policies from state to state in American democracy. But why and how do politicians, professionals, and citizens in one state take inspiration from national policy debates and imitate, resist, and rework legislative models from other states? For the first time in this important new book, Andrew Karch analyzes in depth the process of policy 'diffusion' across the states, offering a nuanced and powerful framework to explain one of the most important and recurrent features of U.S. politics." ---Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University "Karch does two things with remarkable skill. First, he makes sense of the copious literature on policy diffusion and extends that literature in a very fruitful way. Second, he conducts the most thorough and methodologically sound empirical study of policy diffusion to date, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis. This book is so well written and thoughtful that it will likely stimulate a whole new wave of study of state policy and its diffusion." ---Chris Mooney, editor of State Politics and Policy Quarterly "Democratic Laboratories goes beyond standard 'diffusion of innovation' approaches to analyze the complex interaction of interstate and intrastate political forces that shapes policy change. The book is a major contribution to the study of American federalism---and a very good read." ---Kent Weaver, Brookings Institution "Andrew Karch has something new and important to say about the states as laboratories of democracies. In his masterful account we learn about the actual process of diffusion of recent health and welfare policy reforms. " ---Virginia Gray, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Democratic Laboratories is the seminal work on policy diffusion among the American states. Rigorously designed and well written, it is the new starting place for anyone interested in this important topic. The findings are copio

Stalemate

Stalemate

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

The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Arthur Meier Schlesinger
  • ISBN-10 : 0618420010
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: History
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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.