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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 themost recent trends in American politics and society throughexplanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes– adding valuable context for students by considering theseprocedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developmentsin American politics and society – exploring one of the mostturbulent political arenas witnessed in decades Features new chapters on environmental politics and the Obamapresidency Shifts its focus from the gap between public expectations andgovernment performance to the increasingly divisive ideologicalclimate of America’s political system Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerousillustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features,including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxeshighlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background tocontemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latestdevelopments 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 Challenge of American History

The Challenge of American History

  • Author: Louis P. Masur
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801862229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 331
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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.

Polish-American Politics in Chicago, 1880-1940

Polish-American Politics in Chicago, 1880-1940

  • Author: Edward R. Kantowicz
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226423807
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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The "new immigrants" who came from southern and eastern Europe at the turn of the century have rarely been the subject of detailed scholarly examination. In particular, Poles and other Slavic groups have usually been written about in a filiopietist manner. Edward Kantowicz fills this gap with his incisive work on Poles in Chicago. Kantowicz examines such questions as why Chicago, with the largest Polish population of any city outside of Poland, has never elected a Polish mayor. The author also examines the origins of the heavily Democratic allegiance of Polish voters. Kantowicz demonstrates that Chicago Poles were voting Democratic long before Al Smith, Franklin Roosevelt, or the New Deal. Kantowicz has made extensive use of registration lists and voting records to construct a statistical picture of Polish-American voting behavior in Chicago. He draws on church records and census records to provide a detailed description of Chicago's many Polish neighborhoods. He also has studied the city's Polish-language press as well as the few manuscript collections left by Polish-American politicians. These collections, together with data gleaned from interviews with individuals who were acquainted with these figures, are used to sketch profiles of the political leaders of Polonia's capital. Kantowicz focuses on the goals which the Polish-American community pursued in politics, the issues they deemed important, and the functions which politics served for them. He links this analysis to observations on the homeland and the reasons for which the Poles emigrated. In this context he is able to draw conclusions about the nature of the ethnic politics in general. His work will appeal to a variety of readers: urban and twentieth-century historians, political scientists, and sociologists.

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
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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.

American Politics

American Politics

The Promise of Disharmony

  • Author: Samuel P. Huntington
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674030213
  • Category: History
  • Page: 303
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A study of the gap between the promise and practice of American democracy examines the historical national unity derived from the democratic ideal and the frustration of that ideal by political institutions and hierarchies

Transactions, American Philosophical Society (vol. 70, Part 8, 1980)

Transactions, American Philosophical Society (vol. 70, Part 8, 1980)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9781422374924
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American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Mark J. Rozell,Ted G. Jelen
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610693787
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1311
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This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. • Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs • Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future • Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society • Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority • Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture

Latin American Politics

Latin American Politics

An Introduction

  • Author: David Close
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144260137X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 306
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Highlighting eleven different topics in separate chapters, the thematic approach of Latin American Politics offers students the conceptual tools they need to analyze the political systems of all twenty Latin American nations. Such a structure makes the book self-consciously comparative, allowing students to become stronger analysts of comparative politics and better political scientists in general.

Education Directory

Education Directory

  • Author: United States. Office of Education
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
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