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Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Legacies of Losing in American Politics shows the enduring and unnoticed significance of defeated leaders and ideas at three crucial junctures of American constitutional history. The Anti-Federalists ... More

Legislative Style

Legislative Style

William Bernhard and Tracy Sulkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226510149
eISBN:
9780226510316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226510316.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Once elected, members of Congress face difficult decisions about how to allocate their time and effort. On which issues should they focus? What is the right balance between working in one’s district ... More

Organizing DemocracyHow International Organizations Assist New Democracies

Organizing Democracy: How International Organizations Assist New Democracies

Paul Poast and Johannes Urpelainen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226543345
eISBN:
9780226543512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543512.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Samuel Huntington labeled democratization “an important—perhaps the most important—global political development of the late twentieth century” and scholars have extensively studied the relationship ... More

The Price of PrestigeConspicuous Consumption in International Relations

The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Lilach Gilady

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

If wars are costly and risky to both sides, why do they occur? Just as people buy expensive things precisely because they are more expensive, because they offer the possibility of improved social ... More

The Sit-InsProtest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Christopher W. Schmidt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Sit-Ins tells the story of the student lunch counter protests that swept across the South in 1960 and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the Constitution’s requirement that all ... More

The Socratic Way of LifeXenophon's "Memorabilia"

The Socratic Way of Life: Xenophon's "Memorabilia"

Thomas L. Pangle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516899
eISBN:
9780226516929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516929.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first book length study in English of the philosophic teaching of Xenophon's masterwork, showing the Memorabilia to be an essential, if deeply defensive, guide to understanding the ... More

State Constitutional PoliticsGoverning by Amendment in the American States

State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States

John Dinan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532783
eISBN:
9780226532950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532950.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The US Constitution is difficult to amend and has only been amended 27 times. As a result, groups and officials seeking to make changes in governance generally do not focus on enacting federal ... More

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