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American Politics and Society

American Politics and Society

  • Author: David McKay
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118261909
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 520
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Now in its eighth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring one of the most turbulent political arenas witnessed in decades Features new chapters on environmental politics and the Obama presidency Shifts its focus from the gap between public expectations and government performance to the increasingly divisive ideological climate of America’s political system Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

Contemporary American Politics and Society

Contemporary American Politics and Society

Issues and Controversies

  • Author: Robert Singh
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761940968
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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`For those who still believe that politics is normally, naturally, about economics, Rob Singh has gathered the evidence and dialed the wake-up call: seven major instances of an ongoing culture war meet a common analytic framework here in a lively and informative fashion' - Byron E Shafer, University of Wisconsin

The Modern Political Campaign

The Modern Political Campaign

Mudslinging, Bombast, and the Vitality of American Politics

  • Author: Richard K. Scher
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765637819
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Political campaigns in the United States have been . favorite targets of critics since our nation's origin. "Too long," "too expensive," "too negative," "too personal," "unbecoming to our democracy" -- these criticisms were made in the nineteenth century just as they are made today; but are they compelling?This short book takes a fresh look at the American style of campaign politics, past and present, warts and all, to argue that campaigns reflect both our popular culture and the place of politics in our national life. In the end, the purpose of campaigns is to draw voters' attention to a candidate or issue, even though politics is not of immediate interest to many or most citizens. That is what campaigns do and always have done in America -- and there is little reason to think that a more cerebral approach to politics would be more effective.Reflective, analytical, and firmly committed to democratic values, this book challenges citizens to trade cynicism for realism -- to take a clear-eyed look at our politics and ourselves, and appreciate both for what they are.

Society, politics, and the market revolution, 1815-1848

Society, politics, and the market revolution, 1815-1848

  • Author: Sean Wilentz,American Historical Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 21
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Interest Groups in American Politics

Interest Groups in American Politics

Pressure and Power

  • Author: Anthony J. Nownes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136658068
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 316
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Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the political system at all levels of government – federal, state, and local – and in all aspects of political activity, from election campaigns to agenda setting to lawmaking to policy implementation. Rather than an anomaly or distortion of the political system, it is a normal and healthy function of a pluralist society and democratic governance. Nonetheless, Nownes warns of the dangers of unwatched interest group activity, especially in the realms of the electoral process and issue advocacy. Interest Groups in American Politics, Second Edition, is grounded by the role of information in interest group activity, a theme that runs through the entire book. This much anticipated revision of Nownes’s text retains a student friendly tone and thoroughly updates the references to interest group research, as well as adds a new chapter on the connections between interest groups and political parties. Numerous figures and tables throughout the book help students visualize important trends and information.

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,John G. West,Iain S. MacLean
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781573561303
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 389
  • View: 4747
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Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

Politics, Discourse, and American Society

Politics, Discourse, and American Society

New Agendas

  • Author: Roderick P. Hart
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742500716
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 268
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What is the purpose of public talk in a democratic society? Do the American people interact with their government in distinctive ways? Are the nation s mass media helpful or harmful to the democratic experience? In Politics, Discourse, and American Society, some of the nation s best young scholars take us beyond conventional perspectives to present original work on how politics is transacted in American society and how public communication affects those transactions. They also lay out directions for future research, thereby putting fresh ideas on the scholarly agenda. The authors ask whether the American president is genuinely powerful, if lawsuits have become a way of changing the nation s politics, whether public opinion polling is really objective, and whether politics can still be distinguished from pop culture."

Religion and Politics in the United States

Religion and Politics in the United States

  • Author: Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1538105144
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2799
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Religion and Politics in the United States has been fully updated with material from current scholarship to cover recent American politics and elections. Using an evidenced-based, social-scientific approach to religion, this text shows how religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large.

Social and Political Thought of American Progressivism

Social and Political Thought of American Progressivism

  • Author: Eldon J. Eisenach
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603843546
  • Category:
  • Page: 352
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Eisenach's selection of primary sources illustrates the origins, ambitions, and political legacy of the American Progressivism movement (1844-1932), while his Introduction offers a history of the movement and a brief discussion of recent historiographical debates.

Black Nationalism in American Politics and Thought

Black Nationalism in American Politics and Thought

  • Author: Dean E. Robinson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521626279
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 171
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Revisits the arguments supporting separate black statehood from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

  • Author: Gregg Lee Carter
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313386714
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1096
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

  • Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444355074
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 9453
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Richard M. Valelly
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199912114
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 152
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American politics seems to grow more contentious and complicated by the day, and whether American democracy works well is hotly debated. Amidst all this roiling partisan argument and confusing claims and counterclaims, there has never been a greater need for an impartial primer on the basics of the American political system. This Very Short Introduction gives readers a concise, accessible, and sophisticated overview of the vital elements of American democracy, emphasizing both how these elements function, their historical origins, and how they have evolved into their present forms. Richard Valelly covers all facets of America's political system: the bicameral Congress and the place of the filibuster, the legislative-executive process, the role of the Supreme Court, political parties and democratic choice, bureaucracy, the partisan revival, and the political economy. He offers as well an original analysis of the evolution of the American presidency and a fascinating chapter on the effects of public polling on political decision-making and voter representation. Valelly shows that the American political system is, and always has been, very much a work in progress--unfolding within, and also constantly updating, an eighteenth-century constitutional framework. In a refreshingly balanced and judicious assessment, he explores the strengths of American democracy while candidly acknowledging both gaps in representation and the increasing income inequality have sparked protest and intense public discussion. Finally, Valelly considers the remarkable persistence, for more than two centuries, of the basic constitutional forms established in 1787, despite the dramatic social changes that have reshaped virtually all aspects of American life. For anyone wishing to understand the nuts and bolts of how our political system works--and sometimes fails to work--this Very Short Introduction is the very best place to start. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Keeping the Republic

Keeping the Republic

Power and Citizenship in American Politics

  • Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506362168
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 760
  • View: 1457
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought

Law, Power, and Ideology

  • Author: Scott Bowman
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271044132
  • Category: Political Science
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Understanding American government and politics

Understanding American government and politics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9781847792389
  • Category:
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Politics and the Novel in India

Politics and the Novel in India

  • Author: Yogendra Kumar Malik,Carl Lieberman
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: 9789004042438
  • Category: Indic fiction
  • Page: 155
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Religion, Race, and the American Presidency

Religion, Race, and the American Presidency

  • Author: Gaston Espinosa
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742563480
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 376
  • View: 7882
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The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and religious voting constituencies, including African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, women, the non-religious, and more. Drawing upon survey data, interviews, and case studies, this book examines the complicated relationships between recent American presidents and key racial and religious groups. The paperback edition features a new capstone chapter on the 2008 elections.

Let Justice Roll

Let Justice Roll

Prophetic Challenges in Religion, Politics, and Society

  • Author: Neal Riemer
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847681938
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 231
  • View: 2493
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Written by prominent scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this diverse collection of essays discusses the contemporary relevance of the prophetic mode and challenges in the areas of religion, politics, and society. The contributors critically investigate the creative interaction between the religious and secular domains and explain how the prophetic mode can provide solutions to pressing problems such as war, oppression, poverty, hunger, and discrimination. The essays explore possibilities of achieving an integration of prophetic ethics, social scientific understanding, and democratic and constitutional statecraft and they describe how the prophetic mode currently manifests itself in political philosophy, history, religion, and literature.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

  • Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135963150
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2050
  • View: 2486
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.