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The transformation of American politics : activist government and the rise of conservatism

Author: Paul Pierson; Theda Skocpol
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Pierson; Theda Skocpol
ISBN: 9780691122571 0691122571 9780691122588 069112258X
OCLC Number: 77573894
Description: xiii, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: American politics in the long run / Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol --
The rise and reconfiguration of activist government / Paul Pierson --
Government activism and the reorganization of American civic democracy / Theda Skocpol --
Parties, electoral participation, and shifting voting blocs / Andrea Louise Campbell --
Seizing power : conservatives and Congress since the 1970s / Julian E. Zelizer --
Economic insecurity, party reputations, and the Republican ascendance / Mark A. Smith --
Conservative mobilization against entrenched liberalism / Steven M. Teles --
The transformed welfare state and the redistribution of political voice / Suzanne Mettler --
The policy effects of political polarization / Nolan McCarty --
Tax politics and the struggle over activist government / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson --
Political development and contemporary American politics / Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol.
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