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Jacobs, Lawrence R.

Works: 38 works in 237 publications in 1 language and 17,912 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor
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Health care reform and American politics : what everyone needs to know by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
36 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,147 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 by Project Muse( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 725 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 )
13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 662 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 634 libraries worldwide
Healthy, wealthy & fair : health care and the good society by James A Morone( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 600 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 )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 580 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
Reaching for a new deal : ambitious governance, economic meltdown, and polarized politics in Obama's first two years by Theda Skocpol( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 548 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
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 399 libraries worldwide
Presidential power : forging the presidency for the twenty-first century by Robert Y Shapiro( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 397 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 ( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
With engaging new contributions from the major figures in the fields of the media and public opinion, 'The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media' is a key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today
Who governs? : presidents, public opinion, and manipulation by James N Druckman( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 361 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
Talking together : public deliberation and political participation in America by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
The authors' original and extensive research explains how and why citizen talk to each other, who is doing the talking, and what difference it makes. They find that-in settings ranging from one-on-one conversations to e-mail exchanges to larger and more formal gatherings-a surprising eight out of ten Americans regularly participate in public discussions about such pressing issues as the Iraq War, economic development, and race relations. Pinpointing the real benefits of public discourse while considering arguments that question its importance, Talking Together presents an authoritative and clear-eyed assessment of deliberation's function in American governance. In the process, it offers concrete recommendations for increasing the power of talk to foster political action
Fed power : how finance wins by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 275 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"--Prové de l'editor
The unsustainable American state ( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 252 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
Obama at the crossroads : politics, markets, and the battle for America's future by Desmond S King( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 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.--
Myths and misunderstandings about public opinion toward Social Security : knowledge, support, and reformism by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Polling politics, media and election compaigns ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Fed power : how finance wins and democratic accountability is restored by Lawrence R Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 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"--
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
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Jacobs, Lawrence 1959-
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