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The Public, the President, and the War in Iraq

Gary C. Jacobson

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews a selection of polling data on the president and the war to document the unprecedented partisan polarization in public attitudes these have jointly provoked, and to begin to ... More


Introduction

Paul M. Sniderman and Edward H. Stiglitz

in The Reputational Premium: A Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154145
eISBN:
9781400842551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154145.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter provides a background of party identification. The reality of American politics is not the same as it was a half century ago. American politics at the elite level has, in a ... More


The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era: Restructuring

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the restructuring of the federal judiciary during the period of Republican dominance from the inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877 to the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson ... More


How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Nelson W. Polsby

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book argues that among other things, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Congress evolved. In short, the book argues that air conditioning altered the demography of the southern states, which in turn ... More


Compassionate Conservatism, Domestic Policy, and the Politics of Ideational Change

Steven Teles

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The idea of compassionate conservatism was presented in the 2000 presidential campaign as a major innovation in Republican Party public philosophy. To the contrary, the idea was a rebranding of ideas ... More


Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Ronald M. PETERS, Jr. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When the Democrats retook control of the United States House of Representatives in January 2007 after twelve years in the wilderness, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker in American history. ... More


Introduction

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes how Congress evolves, focusing on the House of Representatives. Its central argument can be stated succinctly: changes that occurred in the political structure and functioning of ... More


The House in Sam Rayburn’s Time

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Sam Rayburn became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1940. He was widely recognized as one of the all-time great figures in congressional history. But Rayburn’s career wasn't all smooth ... More


Causes of Liberalization

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter gives a closer examination of the trends that made the transformation from an environment hostile to the programs possible, with special attention to the issue of why it took so long. It ... More


Consequences: Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System?

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that in order to liberalize the Democratic Party, and therefore to liberalize the policy outputs of the House of Representatives as long as Democrats controlled the House, it was ... More


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