Is America Different?: A New Look at American Exceptionalism / Edition 1

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In Is America Different? major scholars from the realms of history, politics, economics, and sociology return to the question in the light of changes in the last thirty years and debate an answer which is appropriate to our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198277347
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Nuffield College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

Preface Overview: American Exceptionalism Reaffirmed, Seymour Martin Lipset, Stanford University
Politics: The Hegelian Secret: Civil Society and American Exceptionalism, Daniel Bell, Harvard University
Economics: Free Land and Federalism: American Economic Exceptionalism, Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Religion: American Exceptionalism: The Religious Phenomenon, Andrew M. Greeley, University of Arizona and NORC
Culture: Resolved, that Individualism and Egalitarianism be Made Compatible in America: Political-Cultural Roots of Exceptionalism, Aaron Wildavsky, University of Caifornia
Education: American Higher Education: "Exceptional" or Just Different?, Martin Trow, University of California
Public Policy: Is American Public Policy Exceptional?, Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde
Afterword: What is the American Way? Four Themes in Search of their Next Incarnation, Byron E. Shafer, Oxford University

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