Conservatism and American Political Development

Conservatism and American Political Development

by Brian J. Glenn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195373936

ISBN-13: 9780195373936

Pub. Date: 02/26/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"This book is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of the impact of conservatism on twentieth century American political development, locating its origins in the New Deal and then focusing on how conservatives acted within government once they began to achieve power in the late 1960s. The book is divided into three eras, and in each it focuses on three core…  See more details below

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"This book is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of the impact of conservatism on twentieth century American political development, locating its origins in the New Deal and then focusing on how conservatives acted within government once they began to achieve power in the late 1960s. The book is divided into three eras, and in each it focuses on three core issues: social security, the environment, and education. Throughout they emphasize the ironic role of conservatism in the expansion of the American state." Scholars of the state have long focused on liberalism because liberals were the architects of state expansion. However, as conservatives increased their presence in the federal apparatus, they were frequently co-opted into maintaining or even expanding public fiscal and regulatory power. At times, conservatives also came to accept the existence of the liberal state, but attempted to use it to achieve conservative policy ends. Despite conservatives' power in U.S. politics and governance, the American state remains gargantuan. As Conservatism and American Political Development shows, the new right has not only helped shape the state, but has been shaped by it as well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195373936
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/26/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,231,327
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Studying the Role of Conservatives in American Political Development Brian J. Glenn Glenn, Brian J. Steven M. Teles Teles, Steven M. 3

Pt. I The New Deal to the Great Society

1 Environmental Policy from the New Deal to the Great Society:The Lagged Emergence of an Ideological Dividing Line Marc Allen Eisner Eisner, Marc Allen 21

2 Social Security from the New Deal to the Great Society: Expanding the Public Domain Edward Berkowitz Berkowitz, Edward Larry DeWitt DeWitt, Larry 53

3 Education Policy from the New Deal to the Great Society: The Three Rs - Race, Religion, and Reds Gareth Davies Davies, Gareth 86

Pt. II The Great Society to 1980

4 Environmental Policy from the Great Society to 1980: A Coalition Comes Unglued Richard Harris Harris, Richard 119

5 Social Security from the Great Society to 1980: Further Expansion and Rekindled Controversy Nancy Altman Altman, Nancy Ted Marmor Marmor, Ted 154

6 Education Policy from the Great Society to 1980: The Expansion and Institutionalization of the Federal Role in Schools Patrick McGuinn McGuinn, Patrick 188

Pt. III 1980 to 2008

7 Environmental Policy from 1980 to 2008: The Politics of Prevention Judith A. Layzer Layzer, Judith A. 223

8 Social Security from 1980 to the Present: From Third Rail to Presidential commitment - and Back? Steven M. Teles Teles, Steven M. Martha Derthick Derthick, Martha 261

9 Education Policy from 1980 to the Present: The Politics of Privatization Jeffrey Henig Henig, Jeffrey 291

Conclusion: Conservatism and American Political Development Brian J. Glenn Glenn, Brian J. Steven M. Teles Teles, Steven M. 324

Afterword: An AttenuatedReconstruction: The Conservative Turn in American Political Development Stephen Skowronek Skowronek, Stephen 348

Index 365

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