America s Political Dilemma

America s Political Dilemma

Originally published by Johns Hopkins Press in 1968. Comments on the first edition:

Author: Gottfried Dietze

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819147885

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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The author reemphasizes the major values of America's Founding Fathers as set forth in the Constitution, and delineates how far from that American dream democracy has strayed. Originally published by Johns Hopkins Press in 1968. Comments on the first edition:
Categories: Political Science

Book Review

Book Review

Author: Arthur E. Sutherland

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:78033785

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Page: 5

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Prejudice Politics and the American Dilemma

Prejudice  Politics  and the American Dilemma

This book is an attempt to contribute to a fresh understanding of prejudice, politics, and the American dilemma.

Author: Paul M. Sniderman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804724822

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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It has been half a century since the publication of An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal's seminal work on race in America. The cleavage between the politics of race of the 1940s and the 1990s is that race has become a greater dilemma than ever before. This book is an attempt to contribute to a fresh understanding of prejudice, politics, and the American dilemma. It presents new lines of questions by deliberately inter-weaving two perspectives, the first taking up issues of race focusing on whites, the second on blacks. The contributors are drawn from several disciplines in the social sciences, sociologists, psychometricians, social and personality psychologists, demographers and political scientists of several persuasions. The book represents an important shift in perspectives, both theoretical and methodological, in the study of race and American politics.
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An American Dilemma Volume 2

An American Dilemma  Volume 2

The title of the book, An American Dilemma, refers to the moral contradiction of a nation torn between allegiance to its highest ideals and awareness of the base realities of racial discrimination.

Author: Gunnar Myrdal

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781560008576

Category: Social Science

Page: 936

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In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within a people. The title of the book, An American Dilemma, refers to the moral contradiction of a nation torn between allegiance to its highest ideals and awareness of the base realities of racial discrimination. The touchstone of this classic is the jarring discrepancy between the American creed of respect for the inalienable rights to freedom, justice, and opportunity for all and the pervasive violations of the dignity of blacks. The appendices are a gold mine of information, theory, and methodology. Indeed, two of the appendices were issued as a separate work given their importance for systematic theory in social research. The new introduction by Sissela Bok offers a remarkably intimate yet rigorously objective appraisal of Myrdal-a social scientist who wanted to see himself as an analytic intellectual, yet had an unbending desire to bring about change. An American Dilemma is testimonial to the man as well as the ideas he espoused. When It first appeared An American Dilemma was called "the most penetrating and important book on contemporary American civilizations by Robert S. Lynd; "One of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written" in The American Political Science Review; and a book with "a novelty and a courage seldom found in American discussions either of our total society or of the part which the Negro plays in it" in The American Sociological Review. It is a foundation work for all those concerned with the history and current status of race relations in the United States.
Categories: Social Science

The Democratic Dilemma of American Education

The Democratic Dilemma of American Education

A compelling and highly effective analysis of the politics of U.S. education policy and the difficulties in achieving effective education policy in America that is consistent with democratic ideals.

Author: Arnold F. Shober

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813345369

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 212

A compelling and highly effective analysis of the politics of U.S. education policy and the difficulties in achieving effective education policy in America that is consistent with democratic ideals.
Categories: Education

Politician s Dilemma

Politician s Dilemma

Politician's Dilemma explores the ways in which political actors deal with these contradictory pressures and asks the question: when will leaders support reforms that increase state capacity and that establish a more meritocratic and ...

Author: Barbara Geddes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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In Latin America as elsewhere, politicians routinely face a painful dilemma: whether to use state resources for national purposes, especially those that foster economic development, or to channel resources to people and projects that will help insure political survival and reelection. While politicians may believe that a competent state bureaucracy is intrinsic to the national good, political realities invariably tempt leaders to reward powerful clients and constituents, undermining long-term competence. Politician's Dilemma explores the ways in which political actors deal with these contradictory pressures and asks the question: when will leaders support reforms that increase state capacity and that establish a more meritocratic and technically competent bureaucracy? Barbara Geddes brings rational choice theory to her study of Brazil between 1930 and 1964 and shows how state agencies are made more effective when they are protected from partisan pressures and operate through merit-based recruitment and promotion strategies. Looking at administrative reform movements in other Latin American democracies, she traces the incentives offered politicians to either help or hinder the process. In its balanced insight, wealth of detail, and analytical rigor, Politician's Dilemma provides a powerful key to understanding the conflicts inherent in Latin American politics, and to unlocking possibilities for real political change.
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Beyond the Security Dilemma

Beyond the Security Dilemma

Moving beyond this, this book attacks the assumptions of the traditional concept and redefines the security dilemma in a way more useful for examining security policy.

Author: Jason G. Ralph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351791908

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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This title was first published in 2001. The security dilemma has long been at the heart of the security studies discipline. Moving beyond this, this book attacks the assumptions of the traditional concept and redefines the security dilemma in a way more useful for examining security policy. By exposing the historical and social contingency of the traditional concept, the book argues that the security dilemma is an important though not a permanently operating feature of international politics. An examination of US policy towards the Soviet Union demonstrates the limits of perceiving the Cold War and challenges the role that American security policy has played in the process of constructing a transatlantic security community.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Dangerous Delusions

Dangerous Delusions

Author: Michael F. Spath

Publisher: Glenbridge Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015032143540

Category: History

Page: 295

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Categories: History

The Neglected Voter

The Neglected Voter

Grounded in practical politics, The Neglected Voter presciently reconfigures the American political landscape.

Author: David Paul Kuhn

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230610862

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In the 1960s, the Republican Party began to win over a crucial demographic: white male voters. Presidential politics was transformed for a generation. David Paul Kuhn explains this fundamental fact behind the rise of the Republicans and the decline of the Democrats, and reminds the political left that midterm victories (1986, 2006) do not always equal sustainable success. In revealing, lucid prose, Kuhn explains how America's conservative party came to win a majority of workingmen and the White House. Grounded in practical politics, The Neglected Voter presciently reconfigures the American political landscape. Equipped with unprecedented research data, reporting, and exclusive interviews with such figures as Jimmy Carter, Norman Mailer, Mark Warner, and Pat Robertson, Kuhn examines the role of gender and racial identity in presidential politics through the social changes that have defined the last half century.
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Two Parties or More

Two Parties  or More

Should our two-party system continue as we enter the new millennium? This newly revised and updated edition of Two Parties-Or More? answers these questions by

Author: John F Bibby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429975226

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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Students of American government are faced with an enduring dilemma: Why two parties? Why has this system remained largely intact while around the world democracies support multiparty systems? Should our two-party system continue as we enter the new millennium? This newly revised and updated edition of Two Parties-Or More? answers these questions by
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Youth University and Democracy

Youth  University  and Democracy

Youth, University, and Democracy examines whether Weber's approach has a greater humanizing value than has been conceded by his opponents and will attempt to demonstrate the humanistic mission of the University and its usefulness for youth ...

Author: Gottfried Dietze

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421436838

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 812

Youth, University, and Democracy examines whether Weber's approach has a greater humanizing value than has been conceded by his opponents and will attempt to demonstrate the humanistic mission of the University and its usefulness for youth and democracy.
Categories: Education

Friendly Tyrants

Friendly Tyrants

What do the South Vietnamese government, the Shah and Ferdinand Marcos have in common? All were allied to the United States; all defied democratic and liberal norms; and all three fell in a blaze, creating problems for the United States.

Author: Adam Garfinkle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349216765

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

View: 487

What do the South Vietnamese government, the Shah and Ferdinand Marcos have in common? All were allied to the United States; all defied democratic and liberal norms; and all three fell in a blaze, creating problems for the United States. These three cases - and another eighteen more - are the subject of Friendly Tyrants, the first study ever to survey the contentious, persistent problem of U.S. government relations with pro-American authoritarian rulers.
Categories: Political Science

An American Dilemma

An American Dilemma

The title of the book, 'An American Dilemma', refers to the moral contradiction of a nation torn between allegiance to its highest ideals and awareness of the base realities of racial discrimination.

Author: Gunnar Myrdal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138518832

Category:

Page: 812

View: 210

In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within a people. The title of the book, 'An American Dilemma', refers to the moral contradiction of a nation torn between allegiance to its highest ideals and awareness of the base realities of racial discrimination. The touchstone of this classic is the jarring discrepancy between the American creed of respect for the inalienable rights to freedom, justice, and opportunity for all and the pervasive violations of the dignity of blacks. The appendices are a gold mine of information, theory, and methodology. Indeed, two of the appendices were issued as a separate work given their importance for systematic theory in social research. The new introduction by Sissela Bok offers a remarkably intimate yet rigorously objective appraisal of Myrdal�a social scientist who wanted to see himself as an analytic intellectual, yet had an unbending desire to bring about change. 'An American Dilemma' is testimonial to the man as well as the ideas he espoused. When it first appeared 'An American Dilemma' was called "the most penetrating and important book on contemporary American civilization" by Robert S. Lynd; "One of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written" in The American Political Science Review; and a book with "a novelty and a courage seldom found in American discussions either of our total society or of the part which the Negro plays in it" in 'The American Sociological Review'. It is a foundation work for all those concerned with the history and current status of race relations in the United States.
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The Economics of Violence in Latin America

The Economics of Violence in Latin America

This study uses modern political economic theory to create a theoretical framework for comparative political analysis. Chaffee also applies microeconomic theory to generate hypotheses and conclusions, using examples from Latin America.

Author: Wilber A. Chaffee

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015028416694

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

View: 576

This study uses modern political economic theory to create a theoretical framework for comparative political analysis. Chaffee also applies microeconomic theory to generate hypotheses and conclusions, using examples from Latin America.
Categories: Political Science

From Rhetoric To Reform

From Rhetoric To Reform

By framing the dilemma in American politics in terms of helping the poor or reducing dependency, this book examines the question of what government assistance can do.

Author: Anne Marie Cammisa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429979965

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 313

Welfare policy illustrates both the strengths and weaknesses of the American political process. The central political dilemma is how welfare policy can assist the poor without creating dependency. Although policy solutions tend to focus on the short term, they are often responsive to public input. This book explores why the debate on welfare pol
Categories: Political Science

American Albatross

American Albatross

Author: Robert D. Hormats

Publisher: Priority PressPublications

ISBN: UOM:39015014935509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 117

View: 830

Categories: Business & Economics