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Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More


Polarization and Party-Building in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides an account of opposition party formation and development in Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2008. It argues that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was able to maintain a strong and ... More


The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Mary Ellen Konieczny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Cultural conflicts about the family, such as so-called ‘culture wars’ debates concerning abortion and same-sex marriage, have intensified over the last few decades among US Catholics, and among ... More


Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Anne Daguerre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447338338
eISBN:
9781447338376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

How will the social policies of Barack Obama go down in the history books? Obama's record stands out principally because of the strong political and philosophical commitment to affordable health ... More


Optics f2f: From Fourier to Fresnel

Charles S. Adams and Ifan G. Hughes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198786788
eISBN:
9780191828980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786788.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book is primarily intended to be used in optics teaching from undergraduate to graduate level. It is assumed that an elementary course on optics has previously been studied, but all the key ... More


Introduction

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Jouet begins his book by describing his work as a human rights lawyer representing poor prisoners in New York at the time of mass incarceration on a scale unprecedented in global history. He goes on ... More


One Nation, Divisible

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The misconception that “exceptionalism” means American superiority stems from how Republicans turned this longstanding concept into a rhetorical weapon against Obama by accusing him of ... More


The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Sean M. Theriault

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Senate of the mid-twentieth century, which was venerated by journalists, historians, and senators alike, is today a distant memory. Electioneering on the Senate floor, playing games with the ... More


Measuring Value Diversity within Countries

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk and Mariko J. Klasing

in Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Diversity research has shown that ethno-linguistic, religious, and genetic diversity are related to a variety of socio-economic outcomes. We complement this literature by focusing on a dimension of ... More


Introduction

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Cultural conflicts about the family, such as those concerning abortion and same-sex marriage, have intensified over the last few decades among American Catholics. These conflicts comprise much of the ... More


The 2010 Elections, the 112th Congress, the Tea Party Senators, and Gingrich’s Presidential Campaign

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One Gingrich Senator in particular, Jim DeMint, was instrumental in recruiting, funding, and mentoring the Tea Party Senators. In turn, the Tea Party Senators have behaved much as the Gingrich ... More


The Future of the U.S. Senate

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Nothing in the Senate’s current development suggests that the party polarization or the partisan warfare will subside. Rather, all trends point to a more dysfunctional Senate than the one that ... More


The Partisan Senate

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

I show how the Senate has entered a new period following the Textbook Senate from the mid-twentieth century and the individualized era from the 1960s and 1970s. In the Partisan Senate, the senators ... More


The Gingrich Senators and Party Polarization in the U.S. Senate

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Gingrich Senators are at the root of party polarization in the Senate. In fact, almost all of the increase in polarization over the last 30 years is a direct consequence of the increasing numbers ... More


The Constituencies of the Gingrich Senators

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Only part of the Gingrich Senators’ more conservative voting patterns is explained by their more conservative constituencies. Even those Gingrich Senators from swing states vote much more ... More


The Effect of Personal Characteristics and Proximity to Newt Gingrich on the Gingrich Senators

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Personal characteristics cannot explain the distinctiveness of the Gingrich Senators. Neither can their distinctiveness be explained by close proximity to Gingrich when they served in the House. ... More


Getting In and Staying In the U.S. Senate

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Gingrich Senators electorally compensate for their more conservative ideology by raising larger sums of campaign contributions. As a consequence, the Gingrich Senators are less likely to retire ... More


Compatriots in the Battle? The Other Republican Senators

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Gingrich Senators have steamrolled over the other Republican senators who have not signed on to their war. At times, the Gingrich Senators have persisted in their pack mentality and remained ... More


The Gingrich Senators as Partisan Warriors on Roll-Call Votes

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using roll-call-based measures, I show how the Gingrich Senators have transformed the Republican Conference’s position on Democratic presidents’ appointees and filibusters during a Democratic-led ... More


The Gingrich Senators as Partisan Warriors beyond Roll-Call Votes

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Gingrich Senators are less likely to cosponsor Democratic bills, more likely to support filibusters, and more likely to engage in questionable bargaining tactics with Democratic senators. ... More


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