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Campaign Finance and American DemocracyWhat the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Campaign finance reformers, politicians, and academics have been arguing for decades that democracy is imperiled by a threat that permeates all of politics: money. Money in politics, these elites ... More

Congress in ReverseRepeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Congress in Reverse: Repeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226717333
eISBN:
9780226717500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226717500.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Countless observers, from the Framers to modern day academics, examine the government's capacity to enact new legislation. Congress in Reverse is the first book to focus on repeals as an important ... More

Congress OverwhelmedThe Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Congress is overwhelmed. It has become so overwhelmed its constitutional status as a co-equal branch of government is at serious risk. In this volume, leading congressional scholars explore the ... More

Democracy DeclinedThe Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Mallory E. SoRelle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226711652
eISBN:
9780226711829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226711829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Borrowing has become the American way of life. We increasingly rely on consumer credit to purchase daily necessities and to weather unexpected emergencies. But borrowing to live is a double-edged ... More

Difference without DominationPursuing Justice in Diverse Democracies

Difference without Domination: Pursuing Justice in Diverse Democracies

Danielle Allen and Rohini Somanathan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226681191
eISBN:
9780226681368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226681368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book seeks to understand the relations among social diversity, justice, and democracy and to clarify how social diversity should inform our thinking about both justice and democracy. Among kinds ... More

The Economic OtherInequality in the American Political Imagination

The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination

Meghan Condon and Amber Wichowsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691732
eISBN:
9780226691909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691909.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Economic inequality is at a record high in the United States, but public demand for redistribution is not rising with it. This book shows that this paradox and other mysteries about class and ... More

Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump

Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump

Benjamin Miller and Ziv Rubinovitz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226734965
eISBN:
9780226735153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735153.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book advances a novel theory of grand strategy; particularly it explains the key changes in the strategy over time. It applies the theory to explain the major changes in US grand strategy from ... More

The Limits of PartyCongress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era

The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era

James M. Curry and Frances E. Lee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226716213
eISBN:
9780226716497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226716497.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

To many observers, Congress has become a deeply partisan institution where ideologically-distinct political parties do little more than engage in legislative trench warfare. A zero-sum, ... More

Political PerversionRhetorical Aberration in the Time of Trumpeteering

Political Perversion: Rhetorical Aberration in the Time of Trumpeteering

Joshua Gunn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226713304
eISBN:
9780226713588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713588.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In Political Perversion, Joshua Gunn argues that the widespread perception of a mean-spirited turn in U.S. political discourse is better reckoned as a structural perversion hastened by the speed of ... More

Probable JusticeRisk, Insurance, and the Welfare State

Probable Justice: Risk, Insurance, and the Welfare State

Rachel Z. Friedman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730769
eISBN:
9780226731094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731094.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The welfare state is a foundational aspect of modern political and economic life, but it is also a source of ongoing public debate. At its core is the idea of social insurance, which provides ... More

Reason and CharacterThe Moral Foundations of Aristotelian Political Philosophy

Reason and Character: The Moral Foundations of Aristotelian Political Philosophy

Lorraine Smith Pangle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226688169
eISBN:
9780226688336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688336.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the place of intellect and intellectual virtue in Aristotle’s moral and political thought by means of a close, thematically selective commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics. Special ... More

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