Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2008, by Jere Nash

By Jere Nash

Originally released in 2006, Mississippi Politics speedy turned the definitive paintings at the state's contemporary political background, campaigns, legislative battles, and litigation, in addition to how Mississippi formed and used to be formed by means of nationwide and local trends.

A critical subject of the 2006 version was once the state's slow transition from a Democratic surety to a Republican stronghold. For this up-to-date version, authors Jere Nash and Andy Taggart learn the aftermath of the 2007 gubernatorial and 2008 presidential elections--and the entire fireworks in between.

This re-creation provides a bankruptcy masking the final years and contains analyses of the 2007 and 2008 statewide, legislative, and federal elections; the resignations of Senator Trent Lott and Congressman Chip Pickering; the indictments of Richard Scruggs and different famous legal professionals; President Barack Obama's effect at the state's 2008 vote casting dynamics; and the election of residence Speaker Billy McCoy.

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The emerging Republican majority by Kevin P. Phillips, Sean Wilentz

By Kevin P. Phillips, Sean Wilentz

One of crucial and arguable books in sleek American politics, The rising Republican Majority (1969) defined how Richard Nixon gained the White condominium in 1968--and why the Republicans may pass directly to dominate presidential politics for the following region century. Rightly or wrongly, the ebook has greatly been obvious as a blueprint for a way Republicans, utilizing the so-called Southern process, might construct a sturdy profitable coalition in presidential elections. definitely, Nixon's election marked the top of a "New Deal Democratic hegemony" and the start of a conservative realignment encompassing traditionally Democratic citizens from the South and the Florida-to-California "Sun Belt," within the book's enduring coinage. In accounting for that shift, Kevin Phillips confirmed how 20 years and extra of social and political alterations had created huge, immense possibilities for a resurgent conservative Republican get together. For this new version, Phillips has written a preface describing his view of the publication, its reception, and the way its research was once borne out in next elections.

A paintings whose legacy and effect are nonetheless fiercely debated, The rising Republican Majority is vital studying for somebody attracted to American politics or background.

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Redefining red and green: ideology and strategy in European by Tad Shull

By Tad Shull

Redefining crimson and eco-friendly explores the political recommendations of 2 eu ecology events, the socialist German Grunen and the significantly democratic French Les Verts. The techniques signify regular choices-and dilemmas-of revolutionary politics, with far-reaching implications. as soon as happy with their "anti-political" stance, the tips of those former militant outsiders were built-in into mainstream political discourse. Now eco-friendly events are a well-known political strength of their respective international locations. during this ebook, Shull examines the entire variety of strategic offerings made via the events and probes the bounds and tradeoffs excited about every one selection, and in any method for revolutionary reform. the expansion and transformation of the Grunen and Les Verts is of common value. Reader's sympathetic to the environmental stream probably want to discover different paths the vegetables have taken in Europe. these desirous about the way forward for the Left within the usa and Europe could be attracted to the discussion among ecologists and experts at the topic. students and scholars of social events, events, or modern political concept will discover a clean comparability and an unique theoretical synthesis.

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Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the by Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence R. Jacobs

By Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence R. Jacobs

Richard Neustadt's seminal paintings Presidential energy: The Politics of Leadership has persevered for almost 4 a long time because the center of educational research of the yank presidency. Now, development on and difficult the various arguments in Neustadt's paintings, Presidential strength: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century deals reflections and implications from what we have now realized approximately presidential energy because the new century dawns.

These essays--including a brand new contribution by way of Neustadt himself--forge a pretty good reexamination of Neustadt's Presidential Power that handle questions raised yet no longer resolved by way of his paintings. A striking element of this volume's research is the remodeled establishment of the presidency within the wake of the impeachment hearings of the country's final twentieth-century president, invoice Clinton. From the portrayal of presidents as persuaders to the politics of presidential transitions, all of the constituent essays during this quantity offers a fascinating examine the country of the yank presidency.

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Political Parties and the State by Martin Shefter

By Martin Shefter

This booklet collects a couple of Martin Shefter's most vital articles on political events. They handle 3 questions: less than what stipulations will powerful celebration enterprises emerge? What affects the nature of parties--in specific, their reliance on patronage? In what conditions will the events that previously ruled politics in a kingdom or urban come below assault? Shefter's paintings exemplifies the "new institutionalism" in political technology, arguing that the reliance of events on patronage is a functionality now not a lot of mass political tradition as in their courting with public bureaucracies.

The book's commencing chapters learn the situations conducive to the emergence of sturdy political events and the altering stability among events and bureaucracies in Europe and the United States. the center chapters speak about the association and exclusion of the yank operating periods through computer and reform regimes. The ebook concludes by means of studying occasion businesses as tools of political regulate within the biggest American urban, big apple.

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Semi-Presidentialism in Europe (Comparative Politics) by Robert Elgie

By Robert Elgie

Semi-Presidentialism is the time period used to explain the constitutional association the place there's a at once elected president and a prime-minister who's liable to parliament. This e-book examines the politics of semi-presidentialism and explores why doubtless related political structures function in such alternative ways. It reports the constitutional powers of political leaders and the position of political events.

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The Republicans: From Lincoln to Bush by Robert Rutland

By Robert Rutland

The Republican occasion has constantly been attention-grabbing to people who join its ideas, in addition to to people who take another stand at the matters. within the Republicans: From Lincoln to Bush, Robert Allen Rutland has introduced a transparent and concise figuring out of this political get together to the overall reader. The ebook is a lucid and fast moving review of the Republican social gathering from its beginnings within the 1850s throughout the 1994 congressional elections, which observed the Democratic domination of the home and Senate come to an abrupt finish. In a crisp, hugely readable kind, Rutland starts by means of explaining how the "obnoxious" Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 overturned the Missouri Compromise, infected the North, and prompted the cave in of the Whig and American events. the end result used to be the beginning of the Republican occasion, whose objective was once to oppose the Democrats and forestall the unfold of slavery. Abraham Lincoln was once elected the 1st Republican president in 1860. The Republicans means that an important shift in balloting energy came about two times throughout the 20th century, first within the New Deal years, and back after 1968 whilst the GOP made an attract southern citizens and eventually took keep watch over of the realm that had formerly been ruled via the Democrats. With the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan because the 40th president of the us, the Republicans won aid from many first-time citizens, middle-class whites, and exertions unions-- teams no longer formerly anticipated to vote Republican. within the significant other quantity, The Democrats: From Jefferson to Clinton, Rutland presents a decent and simple review of the strengths and weaknesses of Democratic presidents. the following he offers an evenhanded examine the great and not-so-good Republicans. by means of skillfully utilizing tales and anecdotes from a number of administrations to brighten up this narrative of political historical past, Rutland supplies Republicans and Democrats alike a deeper appreciation for the two-party system. 

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Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: by Roger M. Barker

By Roger M. Barker

The company governance platforms of continental Europe have regularly been particularly diverse to these of the liberal industry economies (e.g. the U.S. and the UK). corporation possession has been ruled via incumbent blockholders, with a comparatively minor function for minority shareholders and institutional traders. enterprise technique has involved in the fulfillment of social stability--taking into consideration the pursuits of a huge staff stakeholders--rather than the maximisation of shareholder worth. even though, because the mid-1990s, ecu enterprises have followed a number of the features of the Anglo-American shareholder version. in addition, such an elevated shareholder-orientation has coincided with an important function for the Left in ecu govt. This provides a puzzle, as traditional knowledge doesn't frequently conceive of the Left as an enthusiastic proponent of pro-shareholder capitalism. This publication offers an research of this paradox via interpreting how financial components have interacted with the coverage personal tastes of political events to reason an important switch within the ecu approach of company governance.This publication argues that the post-war aid of the ecu Left for the existing blockholder-dominated company approach relied on the willingness of blockholders to percentage fiscal rents with staff, either via larger wages and larger employment balance. although, throughout the Nineteen Nineties, product markets turned extra aggressive in lots of ecu nations. The sharing of rents among social actors turned more and more tough to maintain. In such an atmosphere, the Left relinquished its conventional social partnership with blockholders and embraced many features of the shareholder model.This clarification is supported via a panel info econometric research of 15 non-liberal marketplace economies. next case learn chapters learn the political economic climate of contemporary company governance switch in Germany and Italy.

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The Virtues of Liberalism by James T. Kloppenberg

By James T. Kloppenberg

This lively analysis--and defense--of American liberalism demonstrates the complicated and wealthy traditions of political, fiscal, and social discourse that experience knowledgeable American democratic tradition from the 17th century to the current. The Virtues of Liberalism offers a resounding reaction to critics either correct and left. opposed to conservatives outdoors the academy who oppose liberalism simply because they equate it with license, James T. Kloppenberg uncovers plentiful facts of yankee republicans' and liberal democrats' commitments to moral and spiritual beliefs and their wisdom of the tough offerings thinking about selling advantage in a culturally assorted kingdom. opposed to radical educational critics who reject liberalism simply because they equate it with Enlightenment cause and person estate maintaining, Kloppenberg indicates the old roots of yankee liberals' twin commitments to variety, manifested in associations designed to facilitate deliberative democracy, and to executive laws of estate and marketplace trade according to the general public strong. not like winning developments to simplify and deform American liberalism, Kloppenberg exhibits how the multifaceted virtues of liberalism have encouraged theorists and reformers from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison via Jane Addams and John Dewey to Martin Luther King, Jr., after which explains how those virtues persist within the paintings of a few liberal democrats this present day. Endorsing the efforts of such neo-progressive and communitarian theorists and newshounds as Michael Walzer, Jane Mansbridge, Michael Sandel, and E. J. Dionne, Kloppenberg additionally deals a extra acute research of the historic improvement of yank liberalism and of the advanced the reason why it's been remodeled and made extra susceptible in fresh a long time. An clever, coherent, and persuasive canvas that stretches from the Enlightenment to the yankee Revolution, from Tocqueville's observations to the recent Deal's social courses, and from the correct to worship freely to the assumption of moral accountability, this ebook is a worthwhile contribution to old scholarship and to modern political and cultural debates.

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Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, by Crystal Wright

By Crystal Wright

The Democrat celebration loves to pose because the social gathering of compassion. yet the place is the compassion in "sanctuary towns" that let overseas criminals to prey on blameless american citizens? the place is the compassion in encouraging envy and lawlessness?

Crystal Wright is not falling for the liberal con task from now on. A one-time (2008) Obama supporter herself—and now a wholly fearless "Conservative Black Chick"—Wright blows the whistle at the Democrat social gathering and its rules which are destroying the USA. In Con activity you are going to examine why Democrat politicians haven't any challenge with inner-city riots; why Democrats so fervently guard deliberate Parenthood, how Democrats are remaking the US via giant immigration and more.

The 2016 presidential election is decided to be some of the most consequential in American history—and Crystal Wright's publication is the single you want to aid family and friends keep away from falling for the Democrat con activity once more.

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