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Pierson, Paul

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Works: 28 works in 227 publications in 4 languages and 10,599 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: HN90.S6, 306.342097309045
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Publications by Paul Pierson
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Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class by Jacob S Hacker( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
The very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades, even during the current economic crisis, hile most Americans have not. How have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion's share, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? In this book the authors trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to a major transformation of American politics in the late 1970s, under a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress. With big business and conservative ideologues organizing themselves to undo the regulations and progressive tax policies that had helped ensure a fair distribution of economic rewards, deregulation got under way, taxes were cut for the wealthiest, and business decisively defeated labor in Washington. And this transformation continued under Reagan and the Bushes as well as Clinton, with both parties caterin to the interests of those at the very top. Here the authors show how a political system that traditionally has been responsive to the middle class has been hijacked by the super rich. In doing so, it not only changes how we view American politics, but also points the way to rebuilding a democracy that serves the interests of the many rather than just those of the wealthy few
Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy by Jacob S Hacker( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
The Republicans who run American government today have defied the normal laws of political gravity. They have ruled with the slimmest of majorities and yet have transformed the nation's governing priorities. They have strayed dramatically from the moderate middle of public opinion and yet have faced little public backlash. Again and again, they have sided with the affluent and ideologically extreme while paying little heed to the broad majority of Americans. And they have come out on top. This book shows why--and why this state of affairs can and must be changed. Written by two professional political scientists, it tells the story of a deliberative process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests and deliberately designed to mute popular discontent.--From publisher description
American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper by Jacob S Hacker( Book )
9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned
Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment by Paul Pierson( Book )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 820 libraries worldwide
This book offers a careful analysis of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Pierson provides a compelling explanation for the welfare state's durability and for the few occasions in which each government was able to achieve significant cutbacks. Pierson's account draws on recent work in "historical institutionalism" and rational-choice theory to fashion an important argument about contemporary policy-making. The politics of retrenchment, he argues, is fundamentally different from that of welfare state expansion. The programs of the modern welfare state - the "policy legacies" of previous governments - generally proved resistant to reform. Hemmed in by the political supports that have developed around mature social programs, conservative opponents of the welfare state were successful only when they were able to divide the supporters of social programs, compensate those negatively affected, or hide what they were doing from potential critics. This book will be of interest to those in the fields of comparative public policy and political economy as well as to those concerned with the development of the modern welfare state
European social policy : between fragmentation and integration by Stephan Leibfried( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
The book also provides a comparison of social policymaking in the EU with that in Canada and the United States, two other multitiered, or federal, systems
The new politics of the welfare state by Paul Pierson( Book )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 571 libraries worldwide
The welfare states of the affluent democracies now stand at the centre of political discussion and social conflict. In these path-breaking essays, an international team of leading analysts demonstrate that the politics of social policy focus on the renegotiation, restructuring, and modernization of the post-war social contract rather than its dismantling. The welfare states of the affluent democracies now stand at the centre of political discussion and social conflict. In these path-breaking essays, an international team of leading analysts rejects simplistic claims about the impact of economic 'globalization'. Economic, demographic, and social pressures on the welfare state are very real, but many of the most fundamental challenges have little to do with globalization. Nor do the authors detect signs of a convergence of national social policies towards an American-style lowest common denominator. The contemporary politics of the welfare state takes shape against a backdrop of both intense pressures for austerity and enduring popularity. Thus in most of the affluent democracies, the politics of social policy centre on the renegotiation, restructuring, and modernization of the post-war social contract rather than its dismantling
Politics in time : history, institutions, and social analysis by Paul Pierson( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking book represents the most systematic examination to date of the often-invoked but rarely examined declaration that "history matters." Most contemporary social scientists unconsciously take a "snapshot" view of the social world. Yet the meaning of social events or processes is frequently distorted when they are ripped from their temporal context. Paul Pierson argues that placing politics in time--constructing "moving pictures" rather than snapshots--can vastly enrich our understanding of complex social dynamics, and greatly improve the theories and methods that we use to explain them. Politics in Time opens a new window on the temporal aspects of the social world. It explores a range of important features and implications of evolving social processes: the variety of processes that unfold over significant periods of time, the circumstances under which such different processes are likely to occur, and above all, the significance of these temporal dimensions of social life for our understanding of important political and social outcomes. Ranging widely across the social sciences, Pierson's analysis reveals the high price social science pays when it becomes ahistorical. And it provides a wealth of ideas for restoring our sense of historical process. By placing politics back in time, Pierson's book is destined to have a resounding and enduring impact on the work of scholars and students in fields from political science, history, and sociology to economics and policy analysis
The transformation of American politics : activist government and the rise of conservatism by Paul Pierson( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
The contemporary American political landscape has been marked by two paradoxical transformations: the emergence after 1960 of an increasingly activist state, and the rise of an assertive and politically powerful conservatism that strongly opposes activist government. Leading young scholars take up these issues in "The Transformation of American Politics". Arguing that even conservative administrations have become more deeply involved in managing our economy and social choices, they examine why our political system nevertheless has grown divided as never before over the extent to which government should involve itself in our lives. The contributors show how these two closely linked trends have influenced the reform and running of political institutions, patterns of civic engagement, and capacities for partisan mobilization - and fueled ever-heightening conflicts over the contours and reach of public policy. These transformations not only redefined who participates in American politics and how they do so, but altered the substance of political conflicts and the capacities of rival interests to succeed. Representing both an important analysis of American politics and an innovative contribution to the study of long-term political change, this pioneering volume reveals how partisan discourse and the relationship between citizens and their government have been redrawn and complicated by increased government programs. The contributors are Andrea Louise Campbell, Jacob S. Hacker, Nolan McCarty, Suzanne Mettler, Paul Pierson, Theda Skocpol, Mark A. Smith, Steven M. Teles, and Julian E. Zelizer
Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class by Jacob S Hacker( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time--the growing inequality between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich
Friedman's revenge : the reform of 'liberal' welfare states in Canada and the United States by John Myles( Book )
15 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Standort Europa : sozialpolitik zwischen nationalstaat und Europäischer integration ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 63 libraries worldwide
American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper by Jacob S Hacker( file )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A timely and topical work that examines what's good for American business and what's good for Americans. And and why those interests are misaligned
The scope and nature of business power : employers and the American welfare state : 1900-1935 by Paul Pierson( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The welfare state over the very long run by Paul Pierson( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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Die soziale Dimension der Europäischen Integration by Stephan Leibfried( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Increasing returns, path dependence and the study of politics by Paul Pierson( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Moyers & Company : on winner-take-all politics by Jacob S Hacker( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers talks with authors Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson who wrote Winner-take all politics. A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time--the growing inequality between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich
Poritikusu in taimu : Rekishi seido shakai bunseki by Paul Pierson( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Politics at the turn of the century by Arthur Melzer( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Paul Pierson Amerikaans politicoloog
Paul Pierson politologo statunitense
Paul Pierson US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler
Pierson, Paul
پل پیرسون
피어슨, 폴
ピアソン, ポール
ポール・ピアソン
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English (204)
German (9)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (2)
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