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Progressivism in America : past, present and future

Author: David B Woolner; John M Thompson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of progressive politics in America. It combines historical analysis, policy prescriptions, and a survey of the principal challenges. Featuring  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Woolner; John M Thompson
ISBN: 9780190231415 0190231416
OCLC Number: 910475530
Description: xxii, 254 pages : charts, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. TR, Wilson, and the origins of the progressive tradition / Charles Postel --
2. Franklin Roosevelt and the progressive tradition / Alan Brinkley and David B. Woolner --
3. From the politics of hope to the politics of frustration : FDR's legacy and the quandaries of postwar liberalism / Kevin Mattson --
4. Progressive politics and the rise of the modern right / John M. Thompson --
5. Progressivism and government : building the case for a dignified and decent life for all / Jeff Madrick --
6. Financial reform after the 2008 crisis / Michael Konczal --
7. Reopening the American system / Mark Schmitt --
8. Insecurity, austerity, and the American social contract / Jacob S. Hacker --
9. Labor, race, gender, and poverty in America / Dorian T. Warren --
10. Crafting a progressive foreign policy in today's world / Rosa Brooks --
11. The progressive tradition and the problem of global warming / Mark Lytle --
12. Bringing human rights and women's rights home : from the Roosevelt era to the present / Ellen Chesler --
13. Barack Obama : Progressive? / Jonathan Alter --
14. Really existing progressivism : its strengths and weaknesses in America / Christopher Caldwell --
15. A progressive agenda for the twenty-first century / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
16. The way forward : progressive problems, progressive hopes / E.J. Dionne Jr. and Elizabeth Thom.
Responsibility: edited by David B. Woolner and John M. Thompson.

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