Dynamics of American Politics: Approaches and Interpretations / Edition 1

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Overview


This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the major theoretical approaches to the study of American politics. Written by leading scholars in the field, the book’s essays focus particularly on the contributions that competing macro- and microanalytic approaches make to our understanding of political change in America.The essays include systematic overviews of the patterns of constancy and change that characterize American political history as well as comparative discussions of theoretical traditions in the study of American political change. The volume concludes with four provocative essays proposing new and integrated interpretations of American politics.This is a path-breaking book that all scholars concerned with American politics will want to read and that all serious students of American politics will need to study. The Dynamics of American Politics is appropriate for graduate core seminars on American politics, undergraduate capstone courses on American politics, courses on political theory and approaches to political analysis, and rigorous lower-division courses on American politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813317120
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Series: Transforming American Politics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 451
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author


Lawrence C. Dodd is professor of political science at the University of Florida. He is the co-author of The Dynamics of American Politics, and is series editor for the Westview Press series Transforming American Politics. Calvin Jillson is associate professor of political science and director of the Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Conversations on the Study of American Politics: An Introduction 1
2 Patterns and Periodicity in American National Politics 24
3 Pattern Recognition and "Doing" Political History: Art, Science, or Bootless Enterprise? 59
4 Common Ground: History and Theories of American Politics 83
5 American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: Culture or Institutions? 106
6 Liberalism and the Course of American Social Welfare Policy 132
7 Macroeconomic Change and Political Transformation in the United States 160
8 The Origins of Social Policy in the United States: A Polity-Centered Analysis 182
9 Rational Choice Theory and the Study of American Politics 208
10 The Social Psychology of Politics 234
11 Contexts, Intermediaries, and Political Behavior 252
12 Group Politics Reexamined: From Pluralism to Political Economy 277
13 Politics as Persuasion 298
14 Beyond the Iconography of Order: Notes for a "New Institutionalism" 311
15 Political Learning and Political Change: Understanding Development Across Time 331
16 Ideas, Interests, and Institutions 366
References 393
About the Book and Editors 433
About the Contributors 434
Index 437
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