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Reeher, Grant

Works: 9 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 4,325 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Interviews  Bibliography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK1764, 328.73
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First person political legislative life and the meaning of public service by Grant Reeher( file )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
In First Person Political, Grant Reeher combats the public's alienation from and distrust of politicians by putting a personal face on everyday political life. Through moving personal interviews, Reeher allows legislators to tell their own stories about how and why they came to politics, the experience of serving in their state legislature, their decisions to stay or leave, and the many trials they face in the name of public service. Reeher contends that these politicians do have the public good in mind and often suffer great personal losses for their chance to represent the people and fight
Narratives of justice legislators' beliefs about distributive fairness by Grant Reeher( file )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
Narratives of Justice offers a provocative, contemporary look at the timeless questions of justice and fairness. Using face-to-face interviews, Grant Reeher plumbs the minds of legislators for their beliefs about distributive justice and attempts to discover the ways in which those beliefs influence their behavior. The book calls into question many notions of American political ideology and, in particular, the idea of an "American exceptionalism" regarding views from the political left, and the dominance in the United States of a "liberal tradition." Political philosophers have amassed a large body of work on justice and fairness from a theoretical perspective, but there is comparatively little empirical work on the subject. The work that does exist concentrates on the beliefs of the public. We know very little concerning the beliefs about justice held by political elites. This work offers a window into the beliefs of legislators, a group for which such an inquiry is rarely undertaken. The book is based on a set of extended, in-depth interviews with the members of the Connecticut State Senate as well as a year of close observation of the Senate in action. The interviews averaged four hours in length and covered a variety of topics related to fairness. Through this material, Reeher employs a narrative-based framework to understand the patterns in the senators' interview responses, and develops a typology of the senator's narratives. These narratives vary in both content and form, and as a whole present a surprising range of views. Narratives of Justice will be of interest to those concerned with justice, political ideologies, and political beliefs, as well as state and local politics and, more generally, American politics. Its wide research and thorough documentation make it a useful guide to the literature within and beyond political science concerning beliefs, ideologies, legislative behavior, and qualitative research methods. Grant Reeher is Assistant Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, Syracuse University, and currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan
Click on democracy : the Internet's power to change political apathy into civic action by Steve Davis( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Click on Democracy examines the first national election in which the Internet played a major role. The contributors argue that the Internet's most profound political impact on Election 2000 has largely been missed or underestimated. The reason: the difference it made was more social than electoral, more about building political communities than about generating votes and money. Voter turnout has dwindled over the past forty years, and fewer Americans are involved in civic activities. The real story of the Internet is its emergence as a community builder - under the radar of most pol
Power, inequality, and democratic politics : essays in honor of Robert A. Dahl ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Education for citizenship : ideas and innovations in political learning by Grant Reeher( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
This book addresses the challenge of education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. It offers examples of efforts to create among our students a new set of what Tocqueville called mores or culturally defining 'habits of the heart' which will enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community stretching beyond the university, and ultimately, support the practices, basic values, and institutions necessary for the democratic process
The insider's guide to political internships : what to do once you're in the door ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
The Trusted leader : building the relationships that make government work ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Power, inequality, and democratic politics : essays in honor of Robert Dahl ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The economic trend in immigration policy: a comparative analysis of the entrepreneur/investor program in Canada, United States and Australia by Sharon L Jones( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Immigration promises to be one of the most important issues for Canada, Australia and the United States in the new millennium, and it raises a fundamental question: What type of newcomer should be admitted? Until after World War II, the United States, Canada and Australia took in almost all the immigrants who could get to their shores. However, now in the new millennium immigration has become more restricted through complex systems that favors skills, capital assets and globalized economies. This study examines an immigration policy that was designed in all three countries to build up the skill and human capital of migration flows, and will help broaden the base of knowledge concerning skilled immigration and economic flows of people, by examining the Investor/Entrepreneurial Programs in Canada, Australia and the United States. This study will compare the success and failure of these programs. It will discuss the decision making motives of the immigrants who took advantage of these programs in all three countries. There are very few studies so far that have examined the rationale behind the decision the entrepreneurs/investors admitted into these programs make to start the type of businesses they actually start, and the final destination of choice. The focus so far, has mainly been on why the business immigration program exists, and what the general economic and social impact in any given area has been. This study will fill that void somewhat. It is clearly a stepping stone from which advanced studies can use to delve deeper into the opportunities and pitfalls, that immigration policies based on economic factors can, and do face
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