Описание: From the Constitutional Convention to the Civil War to the civil rights movement, the South has exerted an outsized influence on Ameri¬can government and history while being distinctly anti-government. It continues to do so today with Tea Party politics. Southern states have profited immensely from federal projects, tax expenditures, and public spending, yet the region’s relationship with the central government and the courts can, at the best of times, be described as contentious. Nation within a Nation features cutting-edge work by lead scholars in the fields of history, political science, and human geography, who examine the causes real and perceived for the South’s perpetual state of rebellion, which remains one of its most defining characteristics.
Автор: Singh R Название: American Government and Politics ISBN: 0761940944 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761940944 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 4655 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Provides an introduction and guide to various main features and characteristics of one of the distinctive and complex contemporary political systems in the world. This book covers issues from the impeachment of Bill Clinton, to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration`s responses to September 11.
Автор: Higgs Название: Competition and Coercion ISBN: 0521088402 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521088404 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3696 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American economy, 1865-1914 is a reinterpretation of black economic history in the half-century after Emancipation.
Автор: Daniel Byman Название: The Dynamics of Coercion ISBN: 0521007801 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521007801 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4929 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Successful coercion should be relatively simple for the United States. Since the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States is without rivals in military might, political influence, or economic strength. Yet despite the lopsided US edge in raw power, regional foes persist in defying the threats and ultimatums brought by the United States and its allies. This book examines why some attempts to strong-arm an adversary work while others do not. It explores how coercion today differs from coercion during the Cold War. It describes the constraints on the United States emanating from the need to work within coalitions and the restrictions imposed by domestic politics, and it assesses the special challenges likely to arise when an adversary is a non-state actor or when the use of weapons of mass destruction is possible.
Описание: How was the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) of Nicaragua able to resist the Reagan Administration's coercive efforts to rollback their revolution? Hector Perla challenges conventional understandings of this conflict by tracing the process through which Nicaraguans, both at home and in the diaspora, defeated US aggression in a highly unequal confrontation. He argues that beyond traditional diplomatic, military, and domestic state policies a crucial element of the FSLN's defensive strategy was the mobilization of a transnational social movement to build public opposition to Reagan's policy within the United States, thus preventing further escalation of the conflict. Using a contentious politics approach, the author reveals how the extant scholarly assumptions of international relations theory have obscured some of the most consequential dynamics of the case. This is a fascinating study illustrating how supposedly powerless actors were able to constrain the policies of the most powerful nation on earth.
Автор: Byman Название: The Dynamics of Coercion ISBN: 0521809916 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521809917 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10407 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book examines why some attempts to strong-arm an adversary work while others do not.
Описание: Popular distrust and the entrenchment of government by professionals lie at the root of America’s most pressing political problems. How did U.S. politics get to this point? Contemporary American politics got much of its shape from the transformations brought about from the 1950s to the 1980s. Presidential and congressional behavior, voting behavior, public opinion, public policy and federalism were all reconfigured during that time and many of those changes persist to this day and structure the political environment in the early twenty-first century. Throughout American history, parties have been a reliable instrument for translating majority preferences into public policy. From the 1950s to the 1980s, a gradual antiparty realignment, alongside the growth of professional government, produced a new American political system of remarkable durability – and remarkable dysfunction. It is a system that is paradoxically stable despite witnessing frequent shifts in party control of the institutions of government at the state and national level. Schier and Eberly's system-level view of American politics demonstrates the disconnect between an increasingly polarized and partisan elite and an increasingly disaffected mass public.
Описание: E. Fuller Torrey`s book provides an insider`s perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program.
Автор: Ansolabehere Stephen, Ginsberg Benjamin, Lowi Theo Название: American Government: Power and Purpose ISBN: 0393932990 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780393932997 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3161 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics, and that the Newtonian conception of the world still finds expression in the 'checks and balances' of the American system.
Автор: Jillson Cal Название: American Government ISBN: 0415881579 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415881579 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 6736 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
To gain a fuller understanding of American politics today, students need to learn how it has evolved, from its founding principles to its contemporary practices. Such a perspective is crucial for making sense of the strategic and ideological battles in twenty-first century American politics. Cal Jillson's American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change fosters this understanding by providing insights into how institutions, avenues of participation, and policies have changed over time to produce today's political environment in the United States. Going one step further, Jillson homes in on the critical question of how American democracy might work better, focusing in every chapter on reform and change into the future.
These revisions make the sixth edition better than ever:
New chapter opening vignettes emphasizing the Constitution and how it both structures political change and is continually reinterpreted
Separate chapters for civil liberties and civil rights, each subject receiving a fuller treatment than in previous editions
Updates throughout to reflect the 2010 midterm elections
Coverage of President Obama's first two years in office
Along the way, several pedagogical features foster critical thinking and analysis:
Key terms defined in the margins on the page where they appear help students study important concepts.
Focus questions at the beginning of every chapter highlight the central learning objectives, and focus question icons throughout the chapter flag relevant discussions.
Colorful figures and charts help students visualize important information.
"Let's Compare" boxes analyze how functions of government and political participation work in other countries, a proven method for better learning.
"Pro & Con" boxes bring to life a central debate in each chapter, from questions over campaign finance, bias in the media, and the balance between the president and Congress in war making, to judicial activism and restraint, gay marriage, and equitable taxes.
Time lines in every chapter give students an at-a-glance reference to important stages in political development.
End-of-chapter summaries, suggested readings, and web resources help students master the material and guide them to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics.
The companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/Jillson offers students useful study tools to master the book's lessons, including practice quizzes, chapter summaries, flash cards, participation activities, interactive timelines, and links to further resources online. In addition, instructors have access to password-protected class prep and testing resources.
Описание: Though some believe that the Indian treaties of the 1870s achieved a unity of purpose between the Canadian government and First Nations, in From Treaties to Reserves D.J. Hall asserts that - as a result of profound cultural differences - each side interpreted the negotiations differently, leading to conflict and an acute sense of betrayal when neither group accomplished what the other had asked. Hall explores the original intentions behind the government's policies, illustrates their attempts at cooperation, and clarifies their actions. While the government believed that the Aboriginal peoples of what is now southern and central Alberta desired rapid change, the First Nations, in contrast, believed that the government was committed to supporting the preservation of their culture while they adapted to change. Government policies intended to motivate backfired, leading instead to poverty, starvation, and cultural restriction. Many policies were also culturally insensitive, revealing misconceptions of Aboriginal people as lazy and over-dependent on government rations. Yet the first two decades of reserve life still witnessed most First Nations people participating in reserve economies, many of the first generation of reserve-born children graduated from schools with some improved ability to cope with reserve life, and there was also more positive cooperation between government and First Nations people than is commonly acknowledged. The Indian treaties of the 1870s meant very different things to government officials and First Nations. Rethinking the interaction between the two groups, From Treaties to Reserves elucidates the complexities of this relationship.
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