Reaching for a New Deal: Ambitious Governance, Economic Meltdown, and Polarized Politics in Obama's First Two Years

Reaching for a New Deal: Ambitious Governance, Economic Meltdown, and Polarized Politics in Obama's First Two Years

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ISBN-13: 9781610447119
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 456
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

THEDA SKOCPOL is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. LAWRENCE R. JACOBS is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute and Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Contents Contributors Chapter 1: Reaching for a New Deal: Ambitious Governance, Economic Meltdown, and Polarized Politics / Theda Skocpol and Lawrence R. Jacobs Part I: Legislative Landmarks Chapter 2: Hard-Fought Legacy: Obama, Congressional Democrats, and the Struggle for Comprehensive Health Care Reform / Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol Chapter 3: Eliminating the Market Middle-Man: Redirecting and Expanding Support for College Students / Suzanne Mettler Chapter 4: The Contest of Lobbies and Disciplines: Financial Politics and Regulatory Reform / Daniel Carpenter Part II: Change through Regulation and Administrative Action Chapter 5: The Unsurprising Failure of Labor Law Reform and the Turn to Administrative Action / Dorian T. Warren Chapter 6: Surprising Momentum: Spurring Education Reform in States and Localities / Lorraine M. McDonnell Part III: Failed Bargains and Intensifying Conflict Chapter 7: Obama's Immigration Reform: A Tough Sell for a Grand Bargain / John D. Skrentny Chapter 8: Cold Front: How the Recession Stalled Obama's Clean-Energy Agenda / Judith A. Layzer Chapter 9: Paying America's Way: The Fraught Politics of Taxes, Investments, and Budgetary Responsibility / Andrea Louise Campbell Index

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