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The Private Abuse of the Public InterestMarket Myths and Policy Muddles

The Private Abuse of the Public Interest: Market Myths and Policy Muddles

Lawrence D. Brown and Lawrence R. Jacobs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076423
eISBN:
9780226076454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076454.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite George W. Bush's professed opposition to big government, federal spending has increased under his watch more quickly than it did during the Clinton administration, and demands on government ... More

The Race to 270The Electoral College and the Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004

The Race to 270: The Electoral College and the Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004

Daron R. Shaw

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226751337
eISBN:
9780226751368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226751368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Electoral College has played an important role in presidential politics since America's founding, but surprisingly little information exists about precisely how it affects campaign strategy. This ... More

Real DemocracyThe New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Frank M. Bryan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077963
eISBN:
9780226077987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077987.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Relying on a collection of more than three decades of firsthand research, this book examines one of the purest forms of American democracy, the New England town meeting. At these meetings, usually ... More

Reclaiming AccountabilityTransparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution

Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution

Heidi Kitrosser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191638
eISBN:
9780226191775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191775.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How do we reconcile competing needs for secrecy, transparency, and government accountability in a democratic society? This question is not merely academic. It manifests itself again and again in ... More

Reconsidering Roosevelt on RaceHow the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown

Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown

Kevin J. McMahon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226500867
eISBN:
9780226561127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561127.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many have questioned Franklin D. Roosevelt's record on race, suggesting that he had the opportunity but not the will to advance the civil rights of African Americans. This book challenges this view, ... More

Representative DemocracyPrinciples and Genealogy

Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Nadia Urbinati

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as its guide Thomas Paine's ... More

Rules and RestraintGovernment Spending and the Design of Institutions

Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions

David M. Primo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226682594
eISBN:
9780226682617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226682617.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Government spending has increased dramatically in the United States since World War II despite the many rules intended to rein in the insatiable appetite for tax revenue most politicians seem to ... More

Same Sex, Different PoliticsSuccess and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Gary Mucciaroni

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why is it so much harder for American same-sex couples to get married than it is for them to adopt children? And why does the United States military prevent gays from serving openly even though ... More

The Second BirthOn the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Tilo Schabert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Whereas human beings have their first birth in the beginning of their bodily existence, only their second birth, in which their political existence and their relation to a government begin, makes ... More

Secular PowersHumility in Modern Political Thought

Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought

Julie E. Cooper

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226081298
eISBN:
9780226081328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081328.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Genealogies of secularity have long depicted the secular project as one of self-deification – humans attack God’s authority only to usurp God’s place. Against these narratives, this book demonstrates ... More

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