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Polarization and the politics of personal responsibility

Author: Mark D Brewer; Jeffrey M Stonecash
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is now beyond question that contemporary American politics is highly contentious and divided. We argue that deep disagreement over the idea of personal responsibility lies at the heart of this  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Brewer; Jeffrey M Stonecash
ISBN: 9780190239817 0190239816 9780190239824 0190239824
OCLC Number: 932856275
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; I: The Sources of Conflict in American Politics ; 1. Political Conflict in America: Over What? ; II: The Evolution of Liberal Thought ; 2. America's Commitment to Individualism ; 3. Social Conditions and a Role for Government ; 4. Expanding the Concept of Societal Effects ; 5. Inequality and Social Justice ; III: The Conservative Response ; 6. Limited Government, Fiscal Restraint and Free Markets ; 7. The Threats of Communism, Socialism and Redistribution ; 8. Tradition, Religion and Rejection of Moral Relativism ; IV: Politics, Policy and the Personal Responsibility Debate ; 9. Focusing the Debate: Growing Partisan Differences ; 10. Policy Battles Over Responsibility ; 11. What Is and What Should Be ; Appendix: NES Questions ; Bibliography
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