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Elephant's edge : the Republicans as a ruling party

Author: Andrew J Taylor; Norman J Ornstein
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, c 2005.
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"The author explains how Republicans have taken control of both houses of Congress and experienced a remarkable resurgence at the state level. He explores how conservatives are utilizing the courts to simultaneously move policy rightward and mobilize sympathetic parts of the electorate. He also examines social and economic changes to show how racial politics, religiosity, and the nature of work and wealth benefit  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Andrew J.
Elephant's edge.
Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, ©2005
(OCoLC)607737691
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Taylor; Norman J Ornstein
ISBN: 0275985369 9780275985363
OCLC Number: 60414386
Description: xvii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American party politics today --
Uneven playing field: the constitutional and geographical origins of the Republican advantage --
Elephants in the House: after forty years in the wilderness --
Playing the democrats at their own game --
Governing stealthily: Republicans in the states and the courts --
Trapping the donkey: foreign policy as Republican advantage --
Trapping the donkey again: domestic policy as Republican advantage --
The well-oiled machine: the Republican Party organization --
Allied interests, and political money --
Winning hearts and minds: the media and the Republican ideas industry --
Social, economic, and attitudinal change as Republican advantage: public opinion and the politics of wealth, work faith, and race --
The Republicans as a ruling (not majority) party.
Responsibility: Andrew J. Taylor ; foreword by Norman J. Ornstein.
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Explains how Republicans have taken control of both houses of Congress and experienced a resurgence at the state level. This work explores how conservatives are moving the policy rightward and  Read more...

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