Presidents, Parties, and the State: A Party System by Scott C. James

By Scott C. James

This publication demanding situations dominant theories of regulatory politics through putting presidential elections and nationwide celebration leaders on the heart of yankee regulatory country improvement. within the years among 1884 and 1936, the Democratic celebration deserted its conventional regulatory schedule to enact the courses of balloting blocs deemed pivotal to the consolidation of nationwide occasion strength. Coalition-building imperatives drove the decision-making calculus of Democratic leaders, prompting legislative intervention to safe results in step with nationwide get together wishes. in spite of everything, Democratic offerings proved consequential for the nature of the yank regulatory nation. The Democratic occasion grew to become its governing energy to the build-up of nationwide administrative strength and the consolidation of company capitalism.

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Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100: The Bund by J. Jacobs

By J. Jacobs

A choice of new, scholarly articles at the Jewish staff' Bund - the 1st glossy Jewish political occasion in japanese Europe - written via famous teachers from 8 international locations. This paintings represents a extensive variety of views, Jewish and non-Jewish, sympathetic to the Bund and significant of its paintings. The articles during this quantity are clean, utilize formerly unused resource fabric, and supply us with new views at the importance of the Bund and its ideas.

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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 glossy American politics, The rising Republican Majority (1969) defined how Richard Nixon gained the White condominium in 1968--and why the Republicans may cross directly to dominate presidential politics for the subsequent region century. Rightly or wrongly, the ebook has generally been noticeable as a blueprint for the way Republicans, utilizing the so-called Southern process, might construct a sturdy profitable coalition in presidential elections. definitely, Nixon's election marked the tip 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 re-creation, Phillips has written a preface describing his view of the booklet, its reception, and the way its research was once borne out in next elections.

A paintings whose legacy and impression are nonetheless fiercely debated, The rising Republican Majority is vital interpreting for somebody drawn to American politics or historical past.

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The Second Duma: A Study of the Social-Democratic Party and by Alfred Levin

By Alfred Levin

From Preface:
I have all started with a examine of the second one Duma for it
was right here that the govt. inaugurated the family
policies abnormal to the duma interval. i think, in addition, that
the First Duma stands except the others as belong-
ing to the chaotic, energetic, interval of the Revolution of
1905. For there have been during this physique virtually no pro-gov-
ernmental forces, or even the mildew of liberal suggestion
was primarily progressive. however the First Duma rep-
resents the sunrise of the Russian parliamentary period, and
I wish to provide it fuller remedy than it has bought right here
where it really is awarded as part of the history for this
study, the Revolution of 1905.

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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 normally been fairly diversified to these of the liberal industry economies (e.g. the united states and the UK). corporation possession has been ruled via incumbent blockholders, with a comparatively minor position for minority shareholders and institutional traders. enterprise procedure has interested by the fulfillment of social stability--taking into consideration the pursuits of a huge workforce stakeholders--rather than the maximisation of shareholder price. despite the fact that, because the mid-1990s, eu companies have followed the various features of the Anglo-American shareholder version. in addition, such an elevated shareholder-orientation has coincided with an important position 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 booklet presents an research of this paradox by way of analyzing how fiscal elements have interacted with the coverage personal tastes of political events to reason an important switch within the eu method of company governance.This ebook argues that the post-war help of the ecu Left for the present blockholder-dominated company approach trusted the willingness of blockholders to percentage fiscal rents with staff, either via greater wages and larger employment balance. even if, in the course of the Nineteen Nineties, product markets turned extra aggressive in lots of ecu nations. The sharing of rents among social actors turned more and more tricky to maintain. In such an atmosphere, the Left relinquished its conventional social partnership with blockholders and embraced many points of the shareholder model.This rationalization is supported via a panel information econometric research of 15 non-liberal marketplace economies. next case research chapters study the political economic system of contemporary company governance swap in Germany and Italy.

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A Theory of Parties and Electoral Systems by Richard S. Katz

By Richard S. Katz

Political events and elections are the mainsprings of recent democracy. during this vintage quantity, Richard S. Katz explores the matter of ways a given electoral method impacts the function of political events and how within which occasion contributors are elected. He develops and assessments a idea of the variations within the team spirit, ideological habit, and factor orientation of Western parliamentary events at the foundation of the electoral platforms lower than which they compete. a regular within the box of political concept and inspiration, The idea of events and the Electoral System contributes to a greater knowing of parliamentary social gathering constructions and demonstrates the vast application of the rationalistic method for explaining habit derived from the self-interest of political actors.

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Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical by Robert Ford, Matthew J Goodwin

By Robert Ford, Matthew J Goodwin

The united kingdom Independence get together (UKIP) is the main major new occasion in British politics for a new release. in recent times UKIP and their charismatic chief Nigel Farage have captivated British politics, media and citizens. but either the occasion and the roots of its help stay poorly understood. the place has this political insurrection come from? who's helping them, and why? How are UKIP trying to win over citizens? and the way a ways can their insurgency opposed to the most events move? Drawing on a wealth of latest info – from surveys of UKIP citizens to wide interviews with social gathering insiders – during this ebook admired political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin placed UKIP's rebel below the microscope and express what percentage traditional wisdoms in regards to the celebration and the novel correct are incorrect. alongside the best way they supply exceptional perception into this new insurrection, and carry a few the most important messages for people with an curiosity within the nation of British politics, the novel correct in Europe and political behaviour extra generally.

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The Labour Governments, 1945–51 by Henry Pelling (auth.)

By Henry Pelling (auth.)

This e-book, by way of the writer of the best-seller 'Winston Churchill' , is a concise reassessment of the 1st postwar British Governments established upon unique assets - a role no longer formerly tried via any pupil. whereas sympathetic to Labour's goals within the 1945 basic election crusade - which itself gets clean remedy - Henry Pelling exposes problem areas and weak point within the Government's procedure and uncovers the doubts and hesitations of its leaders. a lot of the facts comes from professional papers lately published to the general public list place of work; however the inner most papers of Attlee, Morrison, Bevin and Dalton, between others, were drawn upon so as to add information to the tale. For the 1st time, too, there's a research of the significance of Marshall reduction, in addition to of the friction that's occassioned behind-the-scenes with the Truman management and the USA Congress. hugely readable, this booklet makes an immense contribution to contemporary background and to a greater realizing of the current political and overseas situation.

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