The Rhythms of American Politics

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The Rhythms of American Politics is the first book to systematically explore the relationships between long macroeconomic movements in the United States and the cyclical nature of American politics. The book begins with an overview of the cycles of history, along with an examination of the rhythms of American politics. It then moves into technological change and the effects it has on the actions of the political and electoral populations. The authors also explore the common devisiveness in the long-wave trough and progressivism in the upswing of the economy. Finally, they depict the overall synthesized actions of the macroeconomy and political activity, and conclude with an assessment of the past in an effort to discover details of the future rhythms of the economy related to politics.

Author Biography: Brian J.L. Berry is Editor-in-Chief of "Urban Geography" and is Professor of Political Economy at University of Texas at Dallas. Euel Elliot is Director of the Master of Public Affairs Program and Associate Professor of Government, Politics and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas. Edward J. Harpham is Associate Proffessor of Government, and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas. àbHeja KimàR is a postdoctoral fellow in political economy at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761811541
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/11/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Boxes and Tables
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
The Cycles of History 4
Rhythms in American Politics 7
Overview 10
Ch. 2 Technological Change and Rising Inequality: The Keys to Downwave Politics 13
Technological Imperatives 13
Relationship to the Long Wave 17
Technological Transformations, Conservative Surges, and Reformist Reactions 32
The Macroeconomic Pattern and the Electoral Response 51
Ch. 3 Divisiveness in the Long-Wave Trough 55
Deflationary Stress 55
The Competitive Eras 58
Trough Wars and the Transition to Growth 70
Ch. 4 Progressivism on the Upswing 75
The Progressive Impulse 75
Three Eras of Progressive Politics 80
Ch. 5 Macroeconomy and Polity Revisited 101
The Rhythms Synthesized 101
Electoral Consequences 106
Questions about Electoral Behavior 110
Critical Elections: A Reformulation 114
Ch. 6 The Rhythms in Action: From Postdiction to Prediction 119
Looking Backward, 1770-1812 119
Clinton Evaluated 122
Looking Forward: The Next Half-Century 124
Putting the Pieces Together 131
Literature Cited 135
Index 149
About the Authors 163
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