Описание: Do policymakers heed the voices of the American public or only the lobbyists in Washington? Why do they take action on health reform, but not gun control? Why does policymaking usually move slowly, and sometimes not at all? Artists of the Possible takes on these questions, analyzing sixty years of domestic policy history to provide a new understanding of what drives policymaking in all three branches of government. The results are surprising: public policy does not address the public's largest concerns. The amount of policy-and its liberal or conservative direction-emerges instead from coalition building and compromises among political elites. Elections, public opinion, and media coverage have little impact, no matter the issue area. Even changes in Washington's partisan balance and ideological divides fail to reliably produce shifts in policy direction. This data-rich, exhaustively researched work overturns our most basic assumptions about how policy is made, challenging the notion that our government is of, by, and for the people.
Автор: Lee E Russell Название: The US Marine Corps since 1945 ISBN: 085045574X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780850455748 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1352 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Part of the highly illustrated "Elite" series, this book looks at the US Marine Corps since 1945, describing organization, uniforms and equipment.
Описание: Dysfunction in the contemporary Senate is driven by the deteriorating relationship between the majority and minority parties in the institution. In this environment, regular order is virtually nonexistent and unorthodox parliamentary procedures are frequently needed to pass important legislation. This is because Democrats and Republicans are now fighting a parliamentary war in the Senate to help steer the future direction of the country. James Wallner presents a new, bargaining model of procedural change to better explain the persistence of the filibuster in the current polarized environment, and focuses on the dynamics ultimately responsible for the nature and direction of contested procedural change. Wallner’s model explains why Senate majorities have historically tolerated the filibuster, even when it has been used to defeat their agenda, despite having the power to eliminate it unilaterally at any point. It also improves understanding of why the then-Democratic majority chose to depart from past practice when they utilized the nuclear option to eliminate the filibuster for one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees in 2013. On Parliamentary War’s game-theoretic approach provides a more accurate understanding of the relationship between partisan conflict and procedural change in the contemporary Senate.
Описание: This detailed study of the Wilmot Proviso controversy of the late 1840s analyzes the debate that drew the theoretical battle lines concerning slavery in the territories and that led eventually to the secession of the Southern states and the Civil War. Morrison illuminates the meaning of this crucial territorial issue by a treatment of its relationship to the politics of the Democratic party from 1845 to 1848.<BR><BR>A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Автор: Roynon Gavin Название: Chaplain at Gallipoli ISBN: 0857202251 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780857202253 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1692 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Corby William Название: Memoirs of Chaplain Life ISBN: 1297577698 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781297577697 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 2771 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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Автор: Mcclelland, Kate Название: Call the chaplain ISBN: 1848256361 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848256361 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1913 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Call the Chaplain is a passionate, first-hand account of life as a hospital chaplain, accompanying people of all ages and backgrounds as they experience some of the most intense moments of their lives. Kate McClelland`s stories of the highs and lows of working in a busy hospital reflect moments of love, loss, hope, joy, grace and forgiveness.