Conflict and Consensus in American Politics Election Update

Author: Stephen J. Wayne
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111802718
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS IN AMERICAN POLITICS uses its titled theme to underscore both real life politics as well as the theory behind how American Politics is supposed to work. The book's organizational framework, as well as features in each chapter, makes these connections clear to students of American Government and offer, therefore, an accurate and positive view of how and why politics and government in the U.S. work. Throughout this text, the topics of American Politics are viewed through the lens of practice and theory with the prism of conflict and consensus shading the discussions of policy issues and political consequences. Rich with pedagogy, and supported by an unsurpassed ancillary package for both instructor and student, CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS IN AMERICAN POLITICS offers a realistic introduction to politics by authors who bring distinctive expertise to bear on each topic. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Judicial Conflict and Consensus

Author: Sheldon Goldman
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813163218
Format: PDF, ePub
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These original essays by major scholars of judicial behavior explore the frequency, intensity, and especially the causes of conflict and consensus among judges on American appellate courts. Together, these studies provide new insights into judges' attitudes and values, role perceptions, and small group interactions.

The Bachelet Government

Author: Silvia Borzutzky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813034751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Bachelet Government is the first book to examine the policies, political issues, and conflicts of Bachelet's administration, and the first to provide analyses of the challenges, successes, and failures experienced by the Concertacion since 1989.

The American Political Party System

Author: John S. Jackson
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815726384
Format: PDF
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From party polarization, elections, and internal party politics, to the evolution of the U.S. presidency, John S. Jackson's new book has something for everyone interested in American politics. Beginning with a discussion of the creation of the U.S. government to the formation of today's political powerhouses, Jackson provides a narrative sweep of American party history like none other. Unique to this book is a detailed breakdown of the evolution of political parties from 1832 to the current era. Jackson explains how the reform era came to be, as well as how it produced the polarized party era we have today. In doing so, he guides the reader to an appreciation of where U.S. party politics originated and the aspirations of those who helped create the current system. Jackson also examines the internal mechanisms and personalities of the Democratic and Republican parties. He compares multiple presidential elections, thus telling a broader story of the unfolding of today's party polarization and gridlock. He also explores the theoretical meaning of the changes observed in the parties from the responsible party model perspective. The themes of continuity and change are set in the context of group-think versus rational decisionmaking. Specific focus is given to political elites who are sophisticated about politics and who make strategic decisions, but are also bound by their humanity and occasionally fail to see the right deci-sion due to their own personal biases. This book will be particularly useful for those who want to explore polarization, the responsible parties model, the rational actor model, and anyone who wants to better understand elections, party politics, and the evolution of the presidency.

American Political Parties Under Pressure

Author: Chapman Rackaway
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319608797
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book addresses the changing electoral and political circumstances in which American political parties found themselves during the 2016 election, and the strategic adaptations this new pressure may require. The respective establishments of both major political parties have found themselves facing serious challenges. Some observers wondered if realignment was in progress, and whether the parties could survive. Both grounded in research and accessible to more than just academics, this book provides important insights into how political parties can move forward from 2016.

The New Politics of North Carolina

Author: Christopher A. Cooper
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469606585
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Political scientist V. O. Key in 1949 described North Carolina as a "progressive plutocracy." He argued that in the areas of industrial development, public education, and race relations, North Carolina appeared progressive when compared to other southern states. Reconsidering Key's evaluation nearly sixty years later, contributors to this volume find North Carolina losing ground as a progressive leader in the South. The "new politics" of the state involves a combination of new and old: new opportunities and challenges have forced the state to change, but the old culture still remains a powerful force. In the eleven essays collected here, leading scholars of North Carolina politics offer a systematic analysis of North Carolina's politics and policy, placed in the context of its own history as well as the politics and policies of other states. Topics discussed include the evolution of politics and political institutions; the roles of governors, the judicial branch, interest groups, and party systems; and the part played by economic development and environmental policy. Contributors also address how geography affects politics within the state, region, and nation. Designed with students and interested citizens in mind, this collection provides an excellent introduction to contemporary North Carolina politics and government. Contributors: Hunter Bacot, Elon University Christopher A. Cooper, Western Carolina University Thomas F. Eamon, East Carolina University Jack D. Fleer, Wake Forest University Dennis O. Grady, Appalachian State University Ferrel Guillory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sean Hildebrand, Western Carolina University Jonathan Kanipe, Town Manager, Catawba, North Carolina H. Gibbs Knotts, Western Carolina University Adam J. Newmark, Appalachian State University Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Ruth Ann Strickland, Appalachian State University James H. Svara, Arizona State University Timothy Vercellotti, Rutgers University

Consensus and Conflict

Author: Seymour Martin Lipset
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412820226
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first of two volumes of Seymour Martin Lipsit's major papers deals with social and political conflict and, to a lesser extent, the way in which value systems and political institutions maintain order and consensus. Together these papers expound Lipset's thesis that, although all complex societies are characterized by a high degree of internal tension and conflict, consensual institutions and values are necessary conditions for their persistence.

Cooperation Conflict and Consensus in the Organization of American States

Author: C. Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403978832
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines conflict resolution efforts in Latin America by the Organization of American States (OAS) over the past fifty years by exploring the relationship of the United States with other member states within the context of the OAS. The book focuses on the impact of institutional factors on the influence that member states are able to wield within the organization. This innovative theoretical approach yields general insights into organizational behaviour and interstate relations within an international organization. The examination of thirty-one cases provides a wealth of empirical data and facilitates cross case comparisons.