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Think Tanks, New Democrats, and Committed Conservatives

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details two think tank institutional developments of the late 1980s and 1990s which furthered conservatism during this time. First, the chapter details the emergence of the Democratic ... 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


“There Is Nothing for Nothing Any Longer”: Dave McCurdy's Quest for National Service

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

Smarting from Michael Dukakis’ defeat, centrist Democrats finally counterattacked. Working through the Democratic Leadership Council, Dave McCurdy, and his centrist liberal acolytes, battled Jesse ... More


The People: Ethnoracial Configurations, Old and New

Leila Brännström

in Constituent Power: Law, Popular Rule and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474454971
eISBN:
9781474490733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In recent years the Sweden Democrats have championed a clarification of the identity of the ‘the people’ in the Instrument of government. The reference, they argue, should be to the ethnic group of ... More


. The Rise of the Republican Right and the New Democrats

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the rise of the Republican Right and the New Democrats in the 1980s and 1990s. It argues that many corporate leaders became mobilized around a highly conservative domestic ... More


Conclusion: 1974 and Beyond

Theodore Hamm

in Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224278
eISBN:
9780520925236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224278.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Caryl Chessman's case left an instructive if not diverse legacy. No rehabilitative ideal could be endorsed easily by criminal justice activists, and prisoners, especially after the growing prisoners' ... More


Renegotiating Integration

Christine Folch

in Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691186603
eISBN:
9780691197524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691186603.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Ricardo Canese and Fernando Lugo's respective teams, their negotiating goals and tactics, and their pressure points and publics. It examines how two parts of the left turn ... More


A “Semiprofession” in an Era of Accountability

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

While changes in the way that education was defined were key to subsequent policy debate, the movement toward educator accountability also drew its impetus from a broader movement toward the ... More


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