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Jacobs, Lawrence R.

Works: 34 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 12,759 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: RA395.A3, 323.420973
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Publications about Lawrence R Jacobs
Publications by Lawrence R Jacobs
Most widely held works by Lawrence R Jacobs
Health care reform and American politics : what everyone needs to know by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
In Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol, two of the nation's leading experts on politics and health care policy, provide a concise and accessible overview. They explain the political battles of 2009 and 2010, highlighting White House strategies, the deals Democrats cut with interest groups, and the impact of agitation by Tea Partiers and progressives. Jacobs and Skocpol spell out what the new law can do for everyday Americans, what it will cost, and who will pay. Above all, they explain what comes next, as critical yet often behind-the-scenes battles rage over implementing reform nationally and in the fifty states. Affordable care might end up being weakened. But, like Social Security and Medicare, it could also gain strength and popularity as the majority of Americans learn what it can do for them
Inequality and American democracy : what we know and what we need to learn ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Includes information on African Americans, age, campaign finance, civil rights, socioeconomic class, economic inequality, education, elections, gender, health care policy, housing, income inequality, labor unions, Latinos, participatory inequality, partisan differences, policy feedbacks, political action committees (PACS), political representation, political voice, public opinion, public policy, race/ethnicity, racial equality, redistributive policies and politics, responsiveness of government, social movements, social policy, Social Security, socioeconomic status, tax policy, voluntary associations, voting, Voting Rights Act of 1965, women, etc
Class war? : what Americans really think about economic inequality by Benjamin I Page( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 649 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 )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Healthy, wealthy & fair : health care and the good society by James A Morone( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 613 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 between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 575 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 )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Presidential power : forging the presidency for the twenty-first century ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 386 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
The Oxford handbook of American public opinion and the media by Robert Y Shapiro( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Public opinion and the media form the foundation of the United States' representative democracy. They are the subject of enormous scrutiny by scholars, pundits, and ordinary citizens. This Oxford Handbook takes on the "big questions" about public opinion and the media--both empirical and normative--focusing on current debates and social scientific research. Bringing together the thinking of a team of leading academic experts, its chapters provide a cutting assessment of contemporary research on public opinion, the media, and their interconnections. Emphasizing changes in the mass media and communications technology--the vast number of cable channels, websites and blogs, and the new social media, which are changing how news about political life is collected and conveyed--they describe the evolving information interdependence of the media and public opinion. In addition, The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media reviews the wide range of influences on public opinion, including the processes by which information communicated through the media can affect the public. It describes what has been learned from the latest research in psychology, genetics, and studies of the impact of gender, race and ethnicity, economic status, education and sophistication, religion, and generational change on a wide range of political attitudes and perceptions. The Handbook includes extensive discussion of how public opinion and mass media coverage are studied through survey research and increasingly through experiments using the latest technological advances
Reaching for a new deal : ambitious governance, economic meltdown, and polarized politics in Obama's first two years by Theda Skocpol( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 328 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 )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 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 )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
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 Unsustainable American State is a historically informed account of the American state's development from the nineteenth century to the present. It focuses in particular on the state-produced inequalities and administrative incoherence that became so apparent in the post-1970s era. Collectively, the book offers an unsettling account of the growth of racial and economic inequality, the ossification of the state, the gradual erosion of democracy, and the problems deriving from imperial overreach. Utilizing the framework of sustainability, a concept that is currently informing some of the best work on governance and development, the contributors show how the USA's current trajectory does not imply an impending collapse, but rather a gradual erosion of capacity and legitimacy. That is a more appropriate theoretical framework, they contend, because for all of its manifest flaws, the American state is durable. That durability, however, does not preclude a long relative decline
Obama at the crossroads : politics, markets, and the battle for America's future ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The 2010 election serves as a bookend to one of the remarkable political periods in recent U.S. history. Amidst a profound economic crisis, Americans elected an African American to the presidency and massive Democratic majorities to Congress. Beginning in 2009, the President and Congress put forward a sweeping agenda to both address the economic crisis and enact progressive policies that liberals had been advocating for decades. Within a year and a half, they would pass health care reform and financial reform alongside a stimulus package of nearly a trillion dollars. Democrats also rescued the auto industry via a partial government takeover and expanded the Bush administration's incipient program for saving the banking sector by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into it. Finally, the Obama administration dramatically increased our commitment in Afghanistan while simultaneously winding down our presence in Iraq. In Obama at the Crossroads, eminent political scientists Desmond King and Larry Jacobs have gathered some of the best scholars in American politics to take stock of this extraordinary period. Covering the financial crisis, health care reform, racial politics, foreign policy, the nature of Obama's leadership, and the relationship between the administration's agenda and broader progressive goals, this will serve as a comprehensive overview of the key issues facing the Obama administration as it entered office.--
Who governs? : presidents, public opinion, and manipulation by James N Druckman( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Polling politics, media and election compaigns ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 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
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
Class War? ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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