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The Transformation of American Politics - Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism

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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 mobilisation--and fuelled 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.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

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Author(s):
Pierson, Paul (editor); Skocpol, Theda (editor)
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Dimensions:
9" by 6"
Edition:
First, 2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
069112258X
ISBN-13:
9780691122588
Number of pages:
324
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
The Transformation of American Politics - Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism

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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 mobilisation--and fuelled 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.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition, First Printing
Author(s):
Pierson, Paul (editor); Skocpol, Theda (editor)
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9" by 6"
Edition:
First, 2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
069112258X
ISBN-13:
9780691122588
Number of pages:
324
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
The Transformation of American Politics - Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism

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