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Pierson, Paul

Overview
Works: 20 works in 172 publications in 3 languages and 8,076 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: JK2356, 324.2734090511
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Pierson
Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy by Jacob S Hacker( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Republicans who run American government today have defied the normal laws of political gravity. They have ruled with the slimmest of majorities and yet have transformed the nation's governing priorities. They have strayed dramatically from the moderate middle of public opinion and yet have faced little public backlash. Again and again, they have sided with the affluent and ideologically extreme while paying little heed to the broad majority of Americans. And much more often than not, they have come out on top. This book shows how, and why this troubling state of affairs can and must be changed. Written in a highly accessible style by two professional political scientists, Off Center tells the story of a deliberative process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests and deliberately designed to mute popular discontent. In the best tradition of engaged social science, Off Center is a powerful and informed critique that points the way toward a stronger foundation for American democracy
Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class by Jacob S Hacker( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades--even during the current economic crisis--while most Americans haven't. How have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion's share, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? In an innovative historical departure, Hacker and Pierson trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to a major transformation of American politics in the late 1970s, under a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress. With big business and conservative ideologues organizing themselves to undo the regulations and progressive tax policies that had helped ensure a fair distribution of economic rewards, deregulation got under way, taxes were cut for the wealthiest, and business decisively defeated labor in Washington. And this transformation continued under Reagan and the Bushes as well as Clinton.--From publisher description
The new politics of the welfare state by Paul Pierson( )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The welfare states of the affluent democracies now stand at the centre of political discussion and social conflict. In this text, an international team of leading analysts reject simplistic claims about the impact of economic globalization
Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment by Paul Pierson( Book )
35 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a careful analysis of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Pierson provides a compelling explanation for the welfare state's durability and for the few occasions in which each government was able to achieve significant cutbacks. Pierson's account draws on recent work in "historical institutionalism" and rational-choice theory to fashion an important argument about contemporary policy-making. The politics of retrenchment, he argues, is fundamentally different from that of welfare state expansion. The programs of the modern welfare state - the "policy legacies" of previous governments - generally proved resistant to reform. Hemmed in by the political supports that have developed around mature social programs, conservative opponents of the welfare state were successful only when they were able to divide the supporters of social programs, compensate those negatively affected, or hide what they were doing from potential critics. This book will be of interest to those in the fields of comparative public policy and political economy as well as to those concerned with the development of the modern welfare state
European social policy : between fragmentation and integration ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book also provides a comparison of social policymaking in the EU with that in Canada and the United States, two other multitiered, or federal, systems
Politics in time : history, institutions, and social analysis by Paul Pierson( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking book represents the most systematic examination to date of the often-invoked but rarely examined declaration that "history matters." Most contemporary social scientists unconsciously take a "snapshot" view of the social world. Yet the meaning of social events or processes is frequently distorted when they are ripped from their temporal context. Paul Pierson argues that placing politics in time--constructing "moving pictures" rather than snapshots--can vastly enrich our understanding of complex social dynamics, and greatly improve the theories and methods that we use to expl
The transformation of American politics : activist government and the rise of conservatism by Paul Pierson( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 governmen
Winner-take-all politics how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class by Jacob S Hacker( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time--the growing inequality between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich
Friedman's revenge : the reform of 'liberal' welfare states in Canada and the United States by John Myles( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Standort Europa : sozialpolitik zwischen nationalstaat und Europäischer integration by Stephan Leibfried( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scope and nature of business power : employers and the American welfare state : 1900-1935 by Paul Pierson( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die soziale Dimension der Europäischen Integration by Stephan Leibfried( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics at the turn of the century by Arthur Melzer( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Taking the jewel from labour's crown? : Mrs. Thatcher's assault on British welfare state by Paul Pierson( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The welfare state over the very long run by Paul Pierson( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New data makes it possible to measure the evolution of social program generosity over the roughly three decades since the affluent democracies entered the "era of austerity." Compared with plausible expectations derived from power resource theory, as well as prior historical experience, these data reveal a striking level of stability in benefits. This finding has important implications for the study of the welfare state; rather than focusing exclusively on accounting for variation in program outcomes over time and across countries, we need to consider why there is often relatively little variation to explain. At the same time, this relative stability at the level of programs co-exists with dramatic change in social context as well dramatic shifts in other aspects of the post-war social contract. The ramifications of programmatic stability can only be understood by situating it within these broader patterns of social transformation
Qualitative methods : the view from the subfields by Ānanda Mettēyya( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chai san fu li guo jia : Ligen, Saqie'er he jing suo zheng zhi xue by Paul Pierson( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Increasing returns, path dependence and the study of politics by Paul Pierson( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dismantling the welfare state? Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment by Paul Pierson( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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