Overview

With the end of the Cold War, the death of Communism, and the decline of Socialism, what are the primary issues, ideologies, and parties that now structure politics? Melzer, Zinman, and Weinberger have compiled essays from prominent experts to examine the politics of the past to help plot the political future. The first half of the volume addresses OIdentity PoliticsO and OBig GovernmentO and their respective places in the shaping of the United States political environment since the end of the Cold War. The ...
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Politics at the Turn of the Century

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Overview

With the end of the Cold War, the death of Communism, and the decline of Socialism, what are the primary issues, ideologies, and parties that now structure politics? Melzer, Zinman, and Weinberger have compiled essays from prominent experts to examine the politics of the past to help plot the political future. The first half of the volume addresses OIdentity PoliticsO and OBig GovernmentO and their respective places in the shaping of the United States political environment since the end of the Cold War. The second half of the volume focuses on the political climate in Western Europe, Russia, India, and China.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461612865
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Arthur Melzer, Richard Zinman, and Jerry Weinberger are directors of the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy and professors of political science at Michigan State University.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The United States
Part 2 Identity Politics
Chapter 3 The Left's Lost Universalism
Chapter 4 From Identity Politics to Social Feminism
Chapter 5 Identity Politics: The Third Phase of Liberalism?
Part 6 Big Government
Chapter 7 The Two World Wars and the Idea of the State
Chapter 8 What Kind of Government Do We have to Fear?
Chapter 9 Liberalism and Big Government: Tocqueville's Analysis
Chapter 10 Big Government and Rights
Chapter 11 The Prospects for Democratic Control in an Age of Big Government
Chapter 12 From Social to Legal Norms: A Neglected Cause for Big Government
Part 13 The World
Chapter 14 Notes on Markets, Politics, and Big Government
Chapter 15 The Debate on Big Government: The View from Britain and Western Europe
Chapter 16 The Leninist Debris; or, Waiting for PerĂ³n
Chapter 17 Party, Ideology and the Public World in the Former Soviet Space
Chapter 18 Ideological Conflicts in Post-Cold War India
Chapter 19 Left and Right with Chinese Characteristics: Issues and Alignments in Deng Xiaoping's China
Chapter 20 Regime Shift: Japanese Politics in a Changing World Economy
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