Machine Politics Sound Bites and Nostalgia

Machine Politics  Sound Bites  and Nostalgia

In August 1991, the Political Organization and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association sponsored a workshop entitled 'Machine Politics, Sound Bites, and Nostalgia: Substantive Issues and Methodological Problems in the ...

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015029562124

Category: Political Science

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In August 1991, the Political Organization and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association sponsored a workshop entitled 'Machine Politics, Sound Bites, and Nostalgia: Substantive Issues and Methodological Problems in the Study of Party Organization, ' which included a panel of scholars presenting brief papers on research questions and a panel of practitioners responding from their personal experience. The results of these panels are included in this publication. The scholarly perspectives include papers presented by Leon D. Epstein, Paul S. Herrnson, Charles D. Hadley, Michael Margolis, and Kay Lawson. Applied perspectives from practitioners include comments from Michael Margolis, John Pitney, Lynn Cutler, Mark Strand, Les Frances, and Tom Cole. Co-published with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties

Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties

Machine Politics, Sound Bites, and Nostalgia. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1993. McClosky, Herbert, Paul Hoffman, and Rosemary O'Hara. “Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers.

Author: Harold F. Bass Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538123003

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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For over two centuries, political parties have competed in encouraging, organizing, and directing political activity in the United States. This volume compiles the key concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending these key roles political parties have played in American political life. The dictionary contains brief biographies of party leaders: major party presidential tickets; noteworthy minor party presidential nominees; congressional party leaders, including Speakers of the House of Representatives presidents pro tempore of the Senate, and floor leaders for both the majority and minority parties in each chamber; and chairs of the national party committees of the Democratic and Republican Parties. In addition to party leaders it also address the institutional offices they occupy and represent. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending the key roles political parties have played in American political life. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about United States Political Parties.
Categories: Political Science

The American Impasse

The American Impasse

Leon D. Epstein, "Overview of Research on Party Organizations," in Michael Margolis and John C. Green, eds., Machine Politics, Sound Bites and Nostalgia: On Studying Political Parties (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1993), 5.

Author: Michael Minkenberg

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822974895

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The end of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the USSR produced strikingly little enthusiasm in the United States. The political energy absorbed for forty years by American-Soviet relations left America no triumphant, but reflective, turning inward with a general sense of national decline. American politics and policy have met the rapid changes in the new global order with alarming slowness and inflexibility. In this book, fourteen leading political scientists ask two basic questions. What effect did the cold war have on American institutions and politics? And how will American politics evolve now? The first section of the volume focuses on institutions-the presidency, Congress, federalism. The second explores politics-ideologies, public opinion, and the American party system. The third section tackles important policy areas: the budget, social issues, education, foreign policy, trade, and immigration. Contributors: Joel D. Aberbach; Tobias Dürr; Andreas Falke; Adrienne Héritier; Peter Lösche; Theodore J. Lowi; Heinz-Dieter Meyer; Demetrios G. Papademetriou; Paul E. Peterson; Bert A. Rockman; James Thurber; David B. Walker; and the editors.
Categories: Political Science

Party Organization and Activism in the American South

Party Organization and Activism in the American South

American journal of Political Science 27: 193-222. . 1985. “Whither the Local Parties?" American journal (if Political Science 29: 1 39-160. ... In Michael Margolis and John Green, eds., Machine Politics, Sound Bites and Nostalgia.

Author: Robert P. Steed

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817357474

Category: History

Page: 263

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These new essays map the ways political parties remain vital components in the American political system, especially in the eleven states in the South. As Tocqueville noted more than 100 years ago, "No countries need associations more . . . than those with a democratic social state." Although some contemporary observers see a decline in associations, especially in the political sphere, the contributors in this volume argue not only that political parties remain an essential component of the American political system but also that grassroots political groups have revitalized the political process, especially in the South. Using data gathered from local party officials in the eleven southern states, the authors examine such key issues as: Who becomes involved in local party organizations and why? How do parties recruit and retain workers? What are the ideological and issue orientations of these activists? How does intraparty factionalism affect local party organizations? What is the connection between the party organization and its external environment? The large regional database provides these contributors with the opportunity to extend the study of local party organization and activists, thus addressing some of the significant gaps in previous research. The additional data enable them to clarify the nature of local party organizations and, in a larger sense, the role of the parties in the contemporary American political system.
Categories: History

Social Movements and American Political Institutions

Social Movements and American Political Institutions

In Machine Politics , Sound Bites and Nostalgia , ed . Michael Margolis and John C. Green , 38-45 . Lanham , MD : University Press of America , 1993 . Layman , Geoffrey C. “ The ' Culture Wars ' in the States : Religious Polarization ...

Author: Professor Anne N Costain

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847683583

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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Social movements in the United States are important political actors because of their scale and duration, their generation of new ideas and understandings of existing problems, their ability to mobilize those who were previously passive citizens, and the impetus they provide for restructuring and broadening the agenda of American politics. This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches to evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government and the public policies that they produce. A diverse group of movements and interests are featured: women, public interest, native America, the environment, the Christian Right, abortion, gay rights, and homelessness among them.
Categories: Political Science

Politics as Usual

Politics as Usual

Michael Margolis is Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. ... Viable Democracy (1979), Manipulating Public Opinion (1989), Machine Politics, Sound Bites and Nostalgia (1993), Free Expression, Public Support, ...

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Examining the effects of the Internet on American politics, this book reveals its potential as a tool for empowering people to challenge existing power structures. However, the authors show how the American political system tends to normalize political activity, and thus the Internet's vast subversive potential could be lost, rendering it just another purveyor of ignored information.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Southern State Party Organizations and Activists

Southern State Party Organizations and Activists

... Machine Politics, Sound Bites & Nostalgia, ed. Michael Margolis and John Green. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. , and Harold W. Stanley. 1990. "Blacks, the Biracial Coalition, and Political Change." In Political Parties in ...

Author: Charles D. Hadley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275947661

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This groundbreaking volume describes and analyzes grassroots political party organizations in the South. Based upon surveys of county political party committee activists, conducted for the Southern Grassroots Party Activists Project and funded by the National Science Foundation, the work examines each of the 11 Southern states. Each chapter in the book, written by a scholar from the particular state, describes the general political history of that state over the 1954-1992 period, and then details state party organizations and activists--activists' backgrounds, politics, motivations for party activism, and party organization maintenance. The data and analysis presented depict political changes in the South, at both the state and national level, and provide for fascinating comparisons from state to state in the solid South.
Categories: Political Science

The State of the Parties

The State of the Parties

Machine Politics , Sound Bites , and Nostalgia . Lanham . Md .: University Press of America . Martin , Patrick . 2005. " On Eve of Milwaukee Convention : Green Party Divided over Nader Campaign . " World Socialist Web Site ...

Author: John Clifford Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742553221

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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Every four years, "The State of the Parties" brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between.
Categories: Political Science

America and Its Critics

America and Its Critics

42 See M. Margolis and J. Green (eds), Machine Politics, Sound Bites and Nostalgia: On Studying Political Parties (New York: University Press of America, 1993). 43 See R. S. Katz and R. Kolodny, “Party Organization as an Empty Vessel: ...

Author: Sergio Fabbrini

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745642512

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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No other country in the world evokes such contrasting sentiments as the United States of America. This is not new, but it has become particularly virulent in recent years. The reason is simple: after the end of the cold war America has remained the only super power in the world. Or rather, it has become a veritable hyper-power without apparent limits to the exercise of its power. The fate of the world lies in large part in its hands. This book analyses the most widespread criticisms of American democracy – namely , that it is plebiscitary, devoid of voters, unduly favours the rich, and imperial. It shows that these criticisms fail to hit the mark. Yet even if its vices are fewer and different from what its critics often claim, American democracy cannot be read as an exemplary catalogue of virtues, as its apologists would have it. Resting on contradictions rather than coherence, American democracy cannot be seen as a model and even less as an ideology. Rather it should be understood as a method. Clearing away the misunderstandings and prejudices that cloud contemporary debates about America, this book brings out with exceptional clarity the strengths as well as the weaknesses of the American democratic experience. In a century when no country can hope to escape from the influence of American power, it is vital to understand both.
Categories: Political Science

Free Expression Public Support and Censorship

Free Expression  Public Support  and Censorship

Examining Government's Role in the Arts in Canada and the United States Michael Margolis ... co-editor of Manipulating Public Opinion (1989) and Machine Politics, Sound Bites, and Nostalgia: On Studying Political Parties (1993).

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819192902

Category: Art

Page: 145

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In this work, Canadian and American scholars, critics, government officials, and arts presenters discuss varied aspects of the role of government in the arts. The first section addresses general questions of government involvement in the arts in Canada and the U.S., and also presents a comparison of North American arts policy with governmental policy toward the arts in Western Europe. The second section examines government policies toward arts education and cultural exchange in Canada and the U.S. The final section examines the tensions that arise concerning free expression and censorship when the governments of Canada and the U.S. allocate funds to support particular artists, programs, or projects.
Categories: Art

Issues in Web based Pedagogy

Issues in Web based Pedagogy

MICHAEL MARGOLIS is Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati , where he teaches courses on parties ... Manipulating Public Opinion ( 1989 ) , Machine Politics , Soundbites and Nostalgia ( 1993 ) , and numerous ...

Author: Robert A. Cole

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321582

Category: Education

Page: 414

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The essays in this collection consider the theoretical and practical concerns of online teaching and learning. Aiming at an interdisciplinary audience, the contributors draw upon their diverse theoretical and empirical backgrounds to highlight issues associated with this increasingly popular educational technology.
Categories: Education

The State of the Parties

The State of the Parties

“ The New Institutionalism : Organizational Factors in Political Life . " American Political Science Review 78 ... Rediscovering Institutions : The Organizational Basis of Politics . ... Machine Politics , Sound Bites , and Nostalgia .

Author: Shea

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: UOM:49015002379841

Category: Political parties

Page: 428

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This work illuminates the two realities that currently structure the state of American political organisations. This new edition examines changes in the political landscape, including the impact of the Republican electoral triumph of 1994, the Contract with America, third parties and party elites.
Categories: Political parties

Encyclopedia of American Government Labor law

Encyclopedia of American Government  Labor law

Machine Politics , Sound Bites , and Nostalgia : On Studying Political Parties . Lanham , Md .: University Press of America , 1993 . Riordan , William L. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall . Edited by Terrence J. McDonald .

Author: Joseph M. Bessette

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: PSU:000043925292

Category: Political Science

Page: 815

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Contains two hundred alphabetically arranged articles discussing subjects important to American government.
Categories: Political Science

Politics Professionalism and Power

Politics  Professionalism  and Power

John C. Green is the Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron and Associate Professor of Political Science . He is co - editor of Machine Politics , Sound Bites and Nostalgia : On Studying ...

Author: Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015032907266

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This book examines the role of increased professionalism in the growth of both the Republican and Democratic national parties, beginning with Republican National Committee Chairman Ray C. Bliss in the 1960s. It analyzes how an increased application of professional values has contributed to the continued growth of national party organizations, despite recurring constraints in party policymaking. Contributors: John F. Bibby, Stephen H. Frantzich, John C. Green, James L. Guth, Jon F. Hale, Tim Hames, Paul S. Herrnson, Robert J. Huckshorn, John H. Kessel, Philip A. Klinkner, Joseph I. Lieberman, David Menefee-Libey, Lawrence F. O'Brien, Arthur L. Peterson, John J. Pitney, Jr., George C. Roberts, Frederick M. Wirt. Co-published with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
Categories: Political Science

Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics

Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics

Leon D. Epstein , “ Overview of Research on Party Organizations , ” in Machine Politics , Sound Bites and Nostalgia , ed . Michael Margolis and John Green ( Lanham , Md .: University Press of America , 1993 ) , 2-3 . 6.

Author: Byron E. Shafer

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: UOM:39015043782427

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Bibby addresses the radical transformation of party organizations from weak confederacies to modern bureaucracies with a national strategy; William G. Mayer surveys the subtle and complicated shifts in public loyalties that underlie the era's changing patterns of mass partisanship; and Harold F. Bass, Jr. chronicles remarkable developments in the partisan rules that set the conditions of participation for all actors in the electoral system.
Categories: Political Science

Superintending Democracy

Superintending Democracy

In Machine Politics , Sound Bites , and Nostalgia , edited by Michael Margolis and John Green . Lanham , Md .: University Press of America , 1993 . Leventhal , Harold . “ Courts and Political Thickets . " Columbia Law Review 77 ( 1977 ) ...

Author: United States. Supreme Court

Publisher: Law, Politics, and Society

ISBN: UOM:39015053096676

Category: Law

Page: 396

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This timely book is a diverse collection of essays by nationally recognized scholars, politicians, and lawyers that challenges the popular myth that the U.S. Supreme Court is an apolitical institution. It analyzes the manner in which the U.S. Supreme Court superintends the electoral process through its judicial decision-making. As a provocative study of the intersection between law and politics, it considers whether the nation's highest court, as an inherently undemocratic and "counter-majoritarian" political institution, should enter the so-called "political thicket" and decide legal disputes concerning political corruption, campaign finance, political parties, patronage, and redistricting. Because there are few books on the U.S. Supreme Court and its impact on American electoral politics, Superintending Democracy is a welcome addition to social science and legal scholarship. It is a book for political scientists, legal scholars, and students who are interested in learning about American politics, constitutional law, or the political nexus between law and courts.
Categories: Law

American Government Continuity and Change

American Government Continuity and Change

Machine Politics , Sound Bites and Nostalgia : On Studying Political Parties . University Press of America , 1993 . Peter Robinson . It's My Party : A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP . Warner Books , 2000 .

Author: O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0321333845

Category:

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Congressional Elections

Congressional Elections

Richard K. Armey , Jennifer Dunn , and Christopher Shays , It's Long Enough : The Decline of Popular Government under ... On the 1990 election , see Les Frances , “ Commentary , ” in Machine Politics , Sound Bites , and Nostalgia , ed .

Author: Paul S. Herrnson

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: UOM:39015039043669

Category: Campaign funds

Page: 300

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Now updated with coverage of the 1996 elections, Congressional Elections is for everyone who wants to know what's involved in running for Congress.Drawing on survey results and interviews with hundreds of candidates, campaign aids, party officials, political action committee managers, and political consultants, the book explores what it takes (candidates, strategies and campaign organizations) to win an election, and presents a compelling, fact-based picture of the two races all successful congressional candidates must win: one at home to win votes in their districts and one in Washington to gain support of national political leaders.
Categories: Campaign funds

Choice

Choice

MACHINE POLITICS , SOUND BITES , AND NOSTALGIA On Studying Political Parties Edited by Michael Margolis and John C. Green April 1993 , 78 pages ISBN 0-8191-8855-7 Cloth $ 34.00 ISBN 0-8191-8856-5 Paper $ 10.50 A University Press of ...

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ISBN: IND:30000028508145

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries