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As the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of the federal government becomes increasingly hostile, more Americans are wondering whether national politics can be described as gridlock or good government. This provocative and insightful collection of original essays provides answers by exploring the complicated nature and multiple implications of divided government in the United States. The distinguished contributors analyze the consequences of the 1992 and 1994 elections and argue that discussions of divided government are too narrowly focused on the issue of partisan division of governmental institutions. Divided Government convincingly shows how political scientists have downplayed the significance of Constitutional rules, legislative policy disaggregation, and the decline of party organization. They conclude that divided government, in its broader institutional context, will continue regardless of which parties control the different branches.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Peter F. Galderisi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 1996
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 084768296X

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This text examines the potential of electoral engineering as a mechanism of conflict management in divided societies. It focuses on the little-known experience of a number of divided societies which have used vote-pooling electoral systems.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Benjamin Reilly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2001-09-13
File: 217 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521797306

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This book examines divided government from a new perspective. By turning to governors and agenda setting, the stage of the policymaking processes where the opportunities for success in terms of legislative output are defined, perhaps the real impact of divided government may be observed. This book compares the agenda setting strategies of four governors, two in states with divided government and two in states with unified government. The analysis is based on legislative records, the governors' state of the state addresses, and in-depth interviews conducted with the governors, their staff members, state legislators, and journalists. Although divided government does not produce gridlock or stalemate at the state level, it is not without impact on governing. Divided government helps to explain a governor's choice of strategy in agenda setting, influencing whether he will work primarily within the system or go public. However, a combination of other factors also affect the agenda setting process. The four case studies provide examples of how agenda setting strategies are explained best by the interplay between personal characteristics of a governor, including his experience and personality, and political factors, including electoral outcomes, the governor's popular support, and his relationship with the legislature, in addition to divided or unified party control.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Laura A. Van Assendelft
Publisher: University Press of America
Release: 1997
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: 076180644X

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Describes the racial attitudes of white and Black Americans, and argues that white views are influenced by racial resentment based on self-interest and ideology

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Donald R. Kinder
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1996-07-15
File: 391 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226435733

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The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right. For young conservatives the decade was about Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, an important war in the fight against communism, and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). In A Generation Divided, Rebecca Klatch examines the generation that came into political consciousness during the 1960s, telling the story of both the New Right and the New Left, and including the voices of women as well as men. The result is a riveting narrative of an extraordinary decade, of how politics became central to the identities of a generation of people, and how changes in the political landscape of the 1980s and 1990s affected this identity.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Rebecca E. Klatch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1999-10-20
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520922344

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"[U]shers the reader into the complexities of the categorical ambiguity of Cyprus [and]... concentrates... on the Dead Zone of the divided society, in the cultural space where those who refuse to go to the poles gather." -- Anastasia Karakasidou, Wellesley College The volatile recent past of Cyprus has turned this island from the idyllic "island of Aphrodite" of tourist literature into a place renowned for hostile confrontations. Cyprus challenges familiar binary divisions, between Christianity and Islam, Greeks and Turks, Europe and the East, tradition and modernity. Anti-colonial struggles, the divisive effects of ethnic nationalism, war, invasion, territorial division, and population displacements are all facets of the notorious Cyprus Problem. Incorporating the most up-to-date social and cultural research on Cyprus, these essays examine nationalism and interethnic relations, Cyprus and the European Union, the impact of immigration, and the effects of tourism and international environmental movements, among other topics.

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Genre: History
Author: Yiannis Papadakis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 2006-07-18
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0253111919

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The social structure of the Apinaye, a Central Brazilian Indian tribe, has puzzled anthropologists for forty years. Now, in this long-awaited book previously unavailable in English, Roberto Da Matta comprehensively describes Apinaye social life and the dualistic conceptual structure that underlies it. Special attention is given to the organization of daily and ceremonial life, the ideological aspects of kinship, the political system, and the confrontation between the Apinaye and the national Brazilian society. Da Matta then enlarges his account of the Apinaye to suggest a general interpretation of Indian culture in Central Brazil.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Professor Roberto Damatta
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 1982
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674212886

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In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the 1960s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and persuasive insights. Ranging from the 1950s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman (a noted historian of the Left) and Kazin (a leading specialist in populist movements) not only recount the public and private actions of the era's many powerful political figures, but also shed light on the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements of the decade. Indeed, readers will find a seamless narrative that integrates such events as the Cuban Missile Crisis and Operation Rolling Thunder with the rise of Motown and Bob Dylan, and that blends the impact of Betty Friedan, Martin Luther King, and George Wallace with the role played by organizations ranging from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to the Campus Crusade for Christ. The authors' broad ranging approach offers us the most sophisticated understanding to date of the interaction between key developments of the decade, such as the Vietnam War, the rise and fall of the Great Society, and the conservative revival. And they break new ground in their careful attention to every aspect of the political and cultural spectrum, depicting the 1960s as a decade of right-wing resurgence as much as radical triumph, of Protestant apocalyptic revivalism as much as Roman Catholic liberalism and rising alternative religions. Never before have all sides of the many political, social, and cultural conflicts been so well defined, discussed, and analyzed--all in a swiftly moving narrative. With America Divided, the struggles of the Sixties--and their legacy--are finally clear.

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Genre: History
Author: Maurice Isserman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1999-11-18
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 019802522X

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How senior leaders can re-connect to the emerging leaders hidden intheir organizations A sea change has taken place throughout the culture ofleadership; today’s emerging leaders are "opting out" of thesame positions their predecessors coveted in years past. But manysenior managers trained in traditional leadership still hang ontooutdated approaches of command and control despite how muchthey’ve heard about "empowerment" and inclusion. At the coreof this book is the fictional suspense story of BrookremeCorporation, whose leaders are challenged to chart a course to aglobal future, navigating relational land mines along the way. Withboth story telling and hard research, Leadership Divided reconnectsgenerations and instructs both senior and emerging leaders on howthe relationships of the future will be the path to revolutionaryperformance. Ron A. Carucci (Seattle, WA) is a founding partner with PassagesConsulting, LLC, where he works with CEOs and senior executives inpursuit of profound organizational change and executive leadershipcapability. He is Graduate Professor of Leadership at Mars HillGraduate School in Seattle. He is also faculty member at FordhamUniversity, serving as Associate Professor of OrganizationalBehavior, and has served as an adjunct at the Center for CreativeLeadership. His clients have included Edward Jones Investments,Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, GatesCorporation, Accenture, and many others.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Ron A. Carucci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2006-09-30
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0787987301

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Discusses the partition of Korea at the 38th parallel after World War II, the conflicting political and economic systems that developed after the division, and recent tensions between North and South Korea.

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Genre: History
Author: James Irving Matray
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2005-01-01
File: 162 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780791078297

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