Politicians are polarized. Public opinion is volatile. Government is gridlocked. Or so journalists and pundits constantly report. But where are we, really, in modern American politics, and how did we get there? Those are the questions that Byron E. Shafer aims to answer in The American Political Pattern. Looking at the state of American politics at diverse points over the past eighty years, the book draws a picture, broad in scope yet precise in detail, of our political system in the modern era. It is a picture of stretches of political stability, but also, even more, of political change, one that goes a long way toward explaining how shifting factors alter the content of public policy and the character of American politicking.
Shafer divides the modern world into four distinct periods: the High New Deal (1932
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|Size: ||1.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||University Press Of Kansas|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||2370007723737 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|