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The unsustainable American state

Author: Lawrence R Jacobs; Desmond S King
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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The complexity of the American economy and polity has grown at an explosive rate in our era of globalization. Yet as the 2008 financial crisis revealed, the evolution of the American state has not proceeded apace. The crisis exposed the system's manifold political and economic dysfunctionalities. Featuring a cast of leading scholars working at the intersection of political science and American history, The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Unsustainable American state.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009010328
(OCoLC)314382492
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence R Jacobs; Desmond S King
ISBN: 9780199736812 0199736812 9780195392135 0195392132 9780195392142 0195392140
OCLC Number: 489708732
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 345 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The political crisis of the American state: the unsustainable state in a time of unraveling / Lawrence R. Jacobs, Desmond King --
Is inequality a threat to democracy? / John Ferejohn --
The resilient power of the states across the long nineteenth century: an inquiry into a pattern of American governance / Gary Gerstle --
The first new federalism and the development of the modern American state: patchwork, reconstitution, or transition? / Kimberley S. Johnson --
The missing state in postwar American political thought / Desmond King, Marc Stears --
No class war: economic inequality and the American public / Benjamin I. Page, Lawrence R. Jacobs --
Economic inequality and political representation / Larry M. Bartels --
Promoting inequality: the politics of higher education policy in an era of conservative governance / Suzanne Mettler --
Moving feminist activists inside the American state: the rise of a state-movement intersection and its effects on state policy / Lee Ann Banaszak --
From Kanye West to Barack Obama: Black youth, the state, and political alienation / Cathy J. Cohen --
American state building: the theoretical challenge / Desmond King, Robert C. Lieberman --
A historian's reflection on the unsustainable American state / Lizabeth Cohen --
Taking stock / Stephen Skowronek.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence Jacobs and Desmond King.

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This is an invaluable collection... Jacobs and King are bringing theory back in. The Journal of American Studies

 
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