The New Majority: Toward a Popular Progressive Politics / Edition 1

The New Majority: Toward a Popular Progressive Politics / Edition 1

by Stanley B. Greenberg, Theda Skocpol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300078625

ISBN-13: 9780300078626

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

In an era of widespread and unsettling change in families, businesses, and communities, most Americans yearn for a government that will take their side. The contributors to this bold and visionary book argue that America is ready for a progressive politics with substance and bite. They contend that by embarking on a popular progressive course, the Democratic Party can…  See more details below

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In an era of widespread and unsettling change in families, businesses, and communities, most Americans yearn for a government that will take their side. The contributors to this bold and visionary book argue that America is ready for a progressive politics with substance and bite. They contend that by embarking on a popular progressive course, the Democratic Party can become the moral voice and practical partner of American families striving for a better life. This provocative book is a dialogue among Stanley B. Greenberg, Theda Skocpol, and other well-known thinkers. They reject conservative answers to America's most pressing problems - fraying social ties, hard-pressed families, sluggish economic growth, and widening gaps between the circumstances of the most privileged and those of everyone else. They urge a renewal of the nation's social contract, explain how to revitalize American democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078626
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Politics for Our Time1
You Are Not Alone23
The Economy, the Community, and the Public Sector42
The New Social Inequality and Affirmative Opportunity57
The Case for Social Insurance78
A Partnership with American Families104
The Political Economy of Citizenship133
Reconnecting People and Politics149
The Battle for the States172
Championing Democracy Reforms195
An Emerging Democratic Majority221
Reversing Southern Republicanism238
Globalization, the Racial Divide, and a New Citizenship264
Popularizing Progressive Politics279
References299
List of Contributors315
Index319

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