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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300078626
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Politics for Our Time 1
You Are Not Alone 23
The Economy, the Community, and the Public Sector 42
The New Social Inequality and Affirmative Opportunity 57
The Case for Social Insurance 78
A Partnership with American Families 104
The Political Economy of Citizenship 133
Reconnecting People and Politics 149
The Battle for the States 172
Championing Democracy Reforms 195
An Emerging Democratic Majority 221
Reversing Southern Republicanism 238
Globalization, the Racial Divide, and a New Citizenship 264
Popularizing Progressive Politics 279
References 299
List of Contributors 315
Index 319
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