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The Transformation of American Politics : Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism / Paul Pierson, Theda Skocpol.

Contributor(s): Pierson, Paul [editor.] | Skocpol, Theda [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives ; 122.Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2011]Copyright date: ©2007Edition: Course Book.Description: 1 online resource : 42 line illus. 10 tables.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400837502.Subject(s): Conservatism -- United States | Federal government -- United States | Political participation -- United States | Politics, Practical -- United States | Pressure groups -- United States | Konservativismus | Politische Beteiligung | Regierung | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / GeneralDDC classification: 320.973 Online resources: Click here to access online | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Chapter One. American Politics in the Long Run / Pierson, Paul / Skocpol, Theda -- PART ONE. The Shifting Political Landscape -- Chapter Two. The Rise and Reconfiguration of Activist Government / Pierson, Paul -- Chapter Three. Government Activism and the Reorganization of American Civic Democracy / Skocpol, Theda -- Chapter Four. Parties, Electoral Participation, and Shifting Voting Blocs / Campbell, Andrea Louise -- PART TWO. Conservatives on the Rise -- Chapter Five. Seizing Power / Zelizer, Julian E. -- Chapter Six. Economic Insecurity, Party Reputations, and the Republican Ascendance / Smith, Mark A. -- Chapter Seven. Conservative Mobilization against Entrenched Liberalism / Teles, Steven M. -- PART THREE. Policy and Politics in the New American Polity -- Chapter Eight. The Transformed Welfare State and the Redistribution of Political Voice / Mettler, Suzanne -- Chapter Nine. The Policy Effects of Political Polarization / Mccarty, Nolan -- Chapter Ten. Tax Politics and the Struggle over Activist Government / Hacker, Jacob S. / Pierson, Paul -- Conclusion -- Chapter Eleven. Political Development and Contemporary American Politics / Pierson, Paul / Skocpol, Theda -- References -- Index -- Backmatter
Title is part of eBook package:PUP eBook-Package 2000-2015Title is part of eBook package:Princeton eBook Package Backlist 2000-2013Title is part of eBook package:Princeton eBook Package Backlist 2000-2014Summary: The contemporary American political landscape has been marked by two paradoxical transformations: the emergence after 1960 of an increasingly activist state, and the rise of an assertive and politically powerful conservatism that strongly opposes activist government. Leading young scholars take up these issues in The Transformation of American Politics. Arguing that even conservative administrations have become more deeply involved in managing our economy and social choices, they examine why our political system nevertheless has grown divided as never before over the extent to which government should involve itself in our lives. The contributors show how these two closely linked trends have influenced the reform and running of political institutions, patterns of civic engagement, and capacities for partisan mobilization--and fueled ever-heightening conflicts over the contours and reach of public policy. These transformations not only redefined who participates in American politics and how they do so, but altered the substance of political conflicts and the capacities of rival interests to succeed. Representing both an important analysis of American politics and an innovative contribution to the study of long-term political change, this pioneering volume reveals how partisan discourse and the relationship between citizens and their government have been redrawn and complicated by increased government programs. The contributors are Andrea Louise Campbell, Jacob S. Hacker, Nolan McCarty, Suzanne Mettler, Paul Pierson, Theda Skocpol, Mark A. Smith, Steven M. Teles, and Julian E. Zelizer.
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Chapter One. American Politics in the Long Run / Pierson, Paul / Skocpol, Theda -- PART ONE. The Shifting Political Landscape -- Chapter Two. The Rise and Reconfiguration of Activist Government / Pierson, Paul -- Chapter Three. Government Activism and the Reorganization of American Civic Democracy / Skocpol, Theda -- Chapter Four. Parties, Electoral Participation, and Shifting Voting Blocs / Campbell, Andrea Louise -- PART TWO. Conservatives on the Rise -- Chapter Five. Seizing Power / Zelizer, Julian E. -- Chapter Six. Economic Insecurity, Party Reputations, and the Republican Ascendance / Smith, Mark A. -- Chapter Seven. Conservative Mobilization against Entrenched Liberalism / Teles, Steven M. -- PART THREE. Policy and Politics in the New American Polity -- Chapter Eight. The Transformed Welfare State and the Redistribution of Political Voice / Mettler, Suzanne -- Chapter Nine. The Policy Effects of Political Polarization / Mccarty, Nolan -- Chapter Ten. Tax Politics and the Struggle over Activist Government / Hacker, Jacob S. / Pierson, Paul -- Conclusion -- Chapter Eleven. Political Development and Contemporary American Politics / Pierson, Paul / Skocpol, Theda -- References -- Index -- Backmatter

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The contemporary American political landscape has been marked by two paradoxical transformations: the emergence after 1960 of an increasingly activist state, and the rise of an assertive and politically powerful conservatism that strongly opposes activist government. Leading young scholars take up these issues in The Transformation of American Politics. Arguing that even conservative administrations have become more deeply involved in managing our economy and social choices, they examine why our political system nevertheless has grown divided as never before over the extent to which government should involve itself in our lives. The contributors show how these two closely linked trends have influenced the reform and running of political institutions, patterns of civic engagement, and capacities for partisan mobilization--and fueled ever-heightening conflicts over the contours and reach of public policy. These transformations not only redefined who participates in American politics and how they do so, but altered the substance of political conflicts and the capacities of rival interests to succeed. Representing both an important analysis of American politics and an innovative contribution to the study of long-term political change, this pioneering volume reveals how partisan discourse and the relationship between citizens and their government have been redrawn and complicated by increased government programs. The contributors are Andrea Louise Campbell, Jacob S. Hacker, Nolan McCarty, Suzanne Mettler, Paul Pierson, Theda Skocpol, Mark A. Smith, Steven M. Teles, and Julian E. Zelizer.

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