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Jacobs, Lawrence R.

Works: 37 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 9,993 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: HC110.I5, 320.973
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Publications about Lawrence R Jacobs
Publications by Lawrence R Jacobs
Most widely held works by Lawrence R Jacobs
Class war? : what Americans really think about economic inequality by Benjamin I Page( Book )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 libraries worldwide
In Class War?they present compelling evidence that most Americans favor free enterprise and practical government programs to distribute wealth more equitably. At every income level and in both major political parties, majorities embrace conservative egalitarianism--a philosophy that prizes individualism and self-reliance as well as public intervention to help Americans pursue these ideals on a level playing field. Drawing on hundreds of opinion studies spanning more than seventy years, including a new comprehensive survey, Page and Jacobs reveal that this worldview translates to broad support for policies aimed at narrowing the gap between rich and poor and creating genuine opportunity for all. They find, for example, that across economic, geographical, and ideological lines, most Americans support higher minimum wages, improved public education, wider access to universal health insurance coverage, and the use of tax dollars to fund these programs. In this surprising and heartening assessment, Page and Jacobs provide our new administration with a popular mandate to combat the economic inequity that plagues our nation
Politicians don't pander : political manipulation and the loss of democratic responsiveness by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Healthy, wealthy & fair : health care and the good society by James A Morone( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
"In Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair, a distinguished group of health policy experts charts the stark disparities in health and wealth in the United States. The authors explain how the inequities arise, why they persist, and what makes them worse. Growing income inequality, high poverty rates, and inadequate health care coverage: All three trends help account for the United States's health troubles. The corrosive effects of market ideology and government stalemate, the contributors argue, have also proved a powerful obstacle to effective and more egalitarian solutions." "A clarion call for a populist uprising to end the stalemate over health reform, Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair outlines concrete policy proposals for reform - tapping bold new ideas as well as incremental changes to existing programs. This important work will be indispensable to all those who care about health, inequality, and American democracy."--Jacket
The private abuse of the public interest : market myths and policy muddles by Lawrence D Brown( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Despite George W. Bush's professed opposition to big government, federal spending has increased under his watch more quickly than it did during the Clinton administration, and demands on government have continued to grow. Why? Lawrence Brown and Lawrence Jacobs show that conservative efforts to expand markets and shrink government often have the ironic effect of expanding government's reach by creating problems that force legislators to enact new rules and regulations. Dismantling the flawed reasoning behind these attempts to cast markets and public power in opposing roles, The Private Abuse o
The health of nations : public opinion and the making of American and British health policy by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Presidential power : forging the presidency for the twenty-first century ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Building on Richard Neustadt's work "Presidential Power: the Politics of Leadership", this work offers reflections and implications from what has been learned about presidential power. Each essay takes a different look at the state of the American presidency
Reaching for a new deal : ambitious governance, economic meltdown, and polarized politics in Obama's first two years by Theda Skocpol( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Reaching for a New Deal analyzes both the ambitious domestic policy of Obama's first two years and the consequent political backlash--up to and including the 2010 midterm elections. --From publisher description
Talking together : public deliberation and political participation in America by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Challenging the conventional wisdom that Americans are less engaged than ever in national life and the democratic process, Talking Together paints the most comprehensive portrait available of public deliberation in the United States and explains why it is important to America's future. The authors' original and extensive research reveals how, when, and why citizens talk to each other about the issues of the day. They find that--in settings ranging from one-on-one conversations to e-mail exchanges to larger and more formal gatherings--a surprising two-thirds of Americans regularly participate in
The unsustainable American state ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Featuring a cast of leading scholars working at the intersection of political science and American history, 'The Unsustainable American State' is a historically informed account of the American state's development from the 19th century onwards
Who governs? : presidents, public opinion, and manipulation by James N Druckman( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
America s model of representational government rests on the premise that elected officials respond to the opinions of citizens. This is a myth, however, not a reality, according to James N. Druckman and Lawrence R. Jacobs. In "Who Governs?," Druckman and Jacobs combine existing research with novel data from US presidential archives to show that presidents make policy by largely ignoring the views of most citizens in favor of affluent and well-connected political insiders. Presidents treat the public as pliable, priming it to focus on personality traits and often ignoring it on policies that fail to become salient. Melding big debates about democratic theory with existing research on American politics and innovative use of the archives of three modern presidents -Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan- Druckman and Jacobs deploy lively and insightful analysis to show that the conventional model of representative democracy bears little resemblance to the actual practice of American politics. The authors conclude by arguing that polyarchy and the promotion of accelerated citizen mobilization and elite competition can improve democratic responsiveness. An incisive study of American politics and the flaws of representative government, this book will be warmly welcomed by readers interested in US politics, public opinion, democratic theory, and the fecklessness of American leadership and decision-making. -- Publisher description
Fed power : how finance wins and democratic accountability is restored by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"Fed Power reveals how America's central bank undermined democratic accountability and widened economic inequality. It traces the Fed's historic rise to unparalleled power and capacity on domestic policy and its unilateral decisions during the 2008-9 financial crisis to leverage half of the country's net worth to the benefit of finance"--
Polling politics, media and election compaigns ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Myths and misunderstandings about public opinion toward Social Security : knowledge, support, and reformism by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Institutions and culture : health policy and public opinion in the US and Britain by Lawrence R Jacobs( Article )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This article examines the making of health policy in the United Kingdom and the United States in the light of different political theories. The first section analyses the existing interpretations of institutions and cultures and their role in policy making. The second section examines the impact of public preferences and understandings on the formulation of the National Health Service (UK) and Medicare acts (USA). The concluding section considers this empirical analysis in the context of recent democratic theory and the argument for expanding citizen participation in policy making.--SCAD summary
A social interpretation of institutional change : public opinion and policy making in the enactment of the British National Health Service Act of 1946 and the American Medicare Act of 1965 by Lawrence R Jacobs( Archival Material )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Special issue : polling politics, media, and election campaigns ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The political paradox of rationing : the case of the Oregon health plan by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Inequality and the politics of health : how politics makes Americans sick by James A Morone( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Health Care Reform and American Politics : What Everyone Needs to Know (2nd Edition) by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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