Coverart for item
The Resource Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, (electronic resource)

Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, (electronic resource)

Label
Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy
Title
Off center
Title remainder
the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hacker, Jacob S
Dewey number
324.2734/09/0511
LC call number
JK2356
LC item number
.H155 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pierson, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Conservatism
Summary expansion
The Republicans who run American government today have defied the normal laws of political gravity. They have ruled with the slimmest of majorities and yet have transformed the nation's governing priorities. They have strayed dramatically from the moderate middle of public opinion and yet have faced little public backlash. Again and again, they have sided with the affluent and ideologically extreme while paying little heed to the broad majority of Americans. And much more often than not, they have come out on top. This book shows why--and why this troubling state of affairs can and must be changed.Written in a highly accessible style by two professional political scientists, Off Center tells the story of a deliberative process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests and deliberately designed to mute popular discontent. In the best tradition of engaged social science, Off Center is a powerful and informed critique that points the way toward a stronger foundation for American democracy
Label
Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Off center -- Partying with the "people's money" -- The off-center express -- The race to the base -- The Republican machine -- The center does not hold -- Conclusion: Meeting the challenge
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000213638
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300108705
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005015114
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000213638
Label
Off center : the Republican revolution and the erosion of American democracy, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Off center -- Partying with the "people's money" -- The off-center express -- The race to the base -- The Republican machine -- The center does not hold -- Conclusion: Meeting the challenge
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000213638
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300108705
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005015114
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000213638

Library Locations

    • UMKCBorrow it
      800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
      39.035061 -94.576518
    • Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
      2411 Holmes St, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 64108, US
      39.083418 -94.575323
    • Leon E. Bloch Law LibraryBorrow it
      500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
      39.032488 -94.581967
Processing Feedback ...