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Edwards, Mickey 1937-

Works: 47 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 4,465 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Commentator, Speaker
Classifications: JC573.2.U6, 320.520973
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Most widely held works by Mickey Edwards
Reclaiming conservatism : how a great American political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back by Mickey Edwards ( Book )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edwards argues loud and clear that conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared. The conservative movement, which once nominated Barry Goldwater for President, and later elected Ronald Reagan, was based on a distinctly American kind of conservatism which drew its inspiration directly from the United States Constitution--in particular, an overriding belief in individual liberty and limited government. But today, Edwards argues, the mantle of conservatism has been taken over by people whose beliefs and policies threaten the entire constitutional system of government. By abetting an imperial presidency, he contends, so-called "conservatives" have gutted the system of checks and balances, abandoned due process, and trampled upon our cherished civil liberties. Today's conservatives endorse unprecedented assertions of government power--from the creation of secret prisons to illegal wiretapping. Once, they fought to protect citizens from government intrusion; today, they seem to recognize few limits on what government can do. The movement that was once the Constitution's and freedom's strongest defender is now at risk of becoming its most dangerous enemy. Edwards ends with a blueprint for reclaiming the essence of conservatism in America. Touching upon many current issues, this passionately argued book concludes that many of today's conservatives seem to have it all backwards. They have turned conservatism upside down--and this book calls them on it. - Publisher
Winning the influence game what every business leader should know about government by Michael Watkins ( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Winning the Influence Game is your guide to navigating the morass of competing, overlapping jurisdictions and diverse legislators, regulators, and judges so you can help to shape the laws and rules that will affect your success. Here, a crackerjack author team from Harvard Business School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government - who have access to the key players on this issue - reveal the latest tools, techniques, and thinking behind influencing government so businesses can take control.". "This book presents a model that can be applied to influence games at any level of government - local, state, national, or international. From diagnosing government's impact on your business to organizing to influence to building coalitions to leveraging the power of the Internet, the authors provide specific guidelines and real-world strategies that will work for all types of businesses." "Winning the Influence Game also shares actual stories of successes and failures from recognized leaders in the field of government relations."--BOOK JACKET
The parties versus the people : how to turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans by Mickey Edwards ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former congressman draws on his first-hand experience with legislative battles to present a solution-based, practical way to break the stranglehold of the political party system and banish the negative effects of partisan warfare
Obama and America's political future by Theda Skocpol ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Obama administration's response to the recession produced bold initiatives that promise security and opportunity. But these reforms are complex and will take years to implement. Skocpol dissects the popular and elite components of the Tea Party reaction that has boosted the Republican Party while pushing it far to the right at a critical juncture for U.S. politics and governance. Her analysis is accompanied by commentaries from two fellow scholars and a former congressman
Hazardous to your health ; a new look at the "health care crisis" in America by Mickey Edwards ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind enemy lines : a rebel in Congress proposes a bold new politics for the 1980s by Mickey Edwards ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financing America's leadership : protecting American interests and promoting American values : report of an independent task force ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relative to the average of the 1980's, U.S. government spending on international affairs has fallen nearly 20 percent in real terms and will decline by as much as another 30 percent under budget-balancing plans proposed by the president and Congress. An Independent Task Force convened by the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations was asked to assess the consequences of this trend and to make appropriate recommendations. In its Statement, the Task Force concludes that the cuts adversely affect the ability of the United States to protect and promote its economic, diplomatic, and strategic agendas abroad. Unless the trend is reversed, American vital interests will be jeopardized
Balance of power ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Too often government only hears from insiders with access to money and education, which is why grass roots movements in the form of local and statewide initiatives often represent the best way for the average person to make his or her voice heard. This episode looks at the sociology of politics as illustrated in the California ballot initiatives Proposition 68, to expand legalized gambling [on Indian lands], and Proposition 71, for the support of stem cell research."
Postal service improved labor/management relations at the Oklahoma City Post Office : report to the Honorable Mickey Edwards, House of Representatives by United States ( )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreign assistance and foreign policy by Mickey Edwards ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global politics ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The primary goal of United States foreign policy is the preservation of the American state. This requires not only military readiness to protect the territorial integrity and international interests of the United States, but also global policies that foster economic growth and preserve the nation's position in the international marketplace. This episode takes a close look at the foreign policy of the United States and shares the first-hand experiences of those who were involved in its formulation
The first branch ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The founders of the American republic believed that the bulk of power exercised by a national government should be in the hands of the legislature. Article I of the Constitution is both highly specific and vague about the powers Congress may exercise. This episode follows three current and past members of Congress through the election process and their early days in office. It examines the differences between the ways the Senate and House of Representatives operate, the every-ten-year redistricting process, and the challenges congressional members face not only in the halls of Congress but in maintaining close ties to their home districts
Moyers & Company Big Media's Power Play ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses various political and social issues within the context of network ownership and its influence on the way in which the information is presented and the influence this has on democracy
The progressive era ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Causes and varieties of progressive reform efforts in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Settlement house movement. Women seeking professional status and the vote. Efforts to combat government corruption. African Americans and reform; the Temperance crusade and prohibition; immigration concerns. Socialist efforts; the Industrial Workers of the World. Attempts to regulate big business
Legal precedent ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent years the judiciary has become an increasingly powerful policymaking body. Although judicial decisions are constrained by applicable constitutional law, statutory law, and precedent, the courts have considerable discretion in the way they interpret these laws, causing some people to question the judiciary's proper role in a democracy. This episode probes contemporary questions regarding the federal judiciary including the debate surrounding originalism, textualism, judicial review, and judicial activism
Party politics ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The patterns of party politics in the United States provide a fascinating platform from which to view American political history. Divergent interests, seeking to strengthen their voice, join with others in creating a common political agenda, often under the Republican or Democrat banner. In recent years, as the two major parties have become more narrowly defined, many political moderates feel they've lost their political home. Third party ventures tend to work to only a limited degree because of the electoral system. They can play a major role in influencing the outcome of an election, as was apparent in the 2000 presidential election, but they seldom elect their candidates to public office
Leader for a nation ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The president operates within a system of separate institutions that share power. Without congressional authorization and funding, most presidential proposals are nothing but ideas, empty of action. Theodore Roosevelt longed to "be the president and Congress, too" if only for a day, so that he would have the power to adopt as well as propose programs. Whether a president's initiatives are likely to succeed or fail depends on several factors, including the force of circumstance, the stage of the president's term, the president's support in Congress, and the level of public support for the president's leadership
The fourth estate ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The increasing tendency of the media to probe into all aspects of a politician's life, private as well as public, has made many officials less candid and forthcoming with the American public. However, the press cannot do the job ob political institutions, even though increasingly it tries to do so
Campaign trail ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Today, party organizations are alive and well in America, but they are no longer the driving force in contemporary campaigns. Much of what transpires is more accurately described as candidate-centered politics in which office seekers raise their own funds, form their own campaign organizations, and choose the issues on which they will run. This episode looks at organizing and financing campaigns through the eyes of candidates, strategists, managers and critics
Right turn ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and diplomacy after Watergate. The Ford custodianship. The trials of Jimmy Carter. Camp David Accord. Human rights and national interests: Iranian hostage crisis. The rise of the new American right: the sunbelt and its politics, religious revivalism, tax revolt. The campaign of 1980. The "Reagan revolution: "supply-side" economics, fiscal crisis, international relations, election of 1984. Waning of the Cold War. The Bush presidency; the Gulf War
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Alternative Names
Edwards, Marvin Henry
Edwards, Marvin Henry, 1937-
Edwards, Mickey
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