The State of American Politics / Edition 1

The State of American Politics / Edition 1

by Byron E. Shafer
     
 

Election 2000: Aberration or paradigm? The essays in this innovative volume combining scholarly and journalistic views, seek to place the extraordinary events of the 2000 presidential election into context with the trends of electoral politics before and after. Originally presented as a series of public lectures at Oxford University, this volume benefits from

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Election 2000: Aberration or paradigm? The essays in this innovative volume combining scholarly and journalistic views, seek to place the extraordinary events of the 2000 presidential election into context with the trends of electoral politics before and after. Originally presented as a series of public lectures at Oxford University, this volume benefits from an international perspective, a stellar lineup of contributors, and a remarkably cohesive analysis that lays the election results (and thus, the current state of American politics) at the feet of a persistent American cultural divide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742517646
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IPolitics and Society
1The Bush Nation and the Gore Nation3
2The Search for a New Center17
Pt. IIElite Strategists and Mass Publics
3The Invisible Primary and the Hidden Campaign51
4Dynamics of the 2000 Campaign: Preliminary Soundings73
Pt. IIIGovernmental Institutions
5The Presidential Transition into a Fifty-Fifty Government, and Beyond93
6The U.S. Congress in 2001: Representation and Process125
7Judicial Activism, 1950-2147
Pt. IVAfterword
8How Divided Is America?167
Index179
About the Contributors191

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