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The Transformation of American Politics:
Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism
Edited by Paul Pierson & Theda Skocpol

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
List of Contributors xi
INTRODUCTION 1
CHAPTER ONE: American Politics in the Long Run by Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol 3

PART ONE: The Shifting Political Landscape 17
CHAPTER TWO The Rise and Reconfiguration of Activist Government by Paul Pierson 19
CHAPTER THREE: Government Activism and the Reorganization of American Civic Democracy by Theda Skocpol 39
CHAPTER FOUR: Parties, Electoral Participation, and Shifting Voting Blocs by Andrea Louise Campbell 68

PART TWO: Conservatives on the Rise 103
CHAPTER FIVE: Seizing Power: Conservatives and Congress since the 1970s by Julian E. Zelizer 105
CHAPTER SIX: Economic Insecurity, Party Reputations, and the Republican Ascendance by Mark A. Smith 135
CHAPTER SEVEN: Conservative Mobilization against Entrenched Liberalism by Steven M. Teles 160

PART THREE: Policy and Politics in the New American Polity 189
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Transformed Welfare State and the Redistribution of Political Voice by Suzanne Mettler 191
CHAPTER NINE: The Policy Effects of Political Polarization by Nolan McCarty 223
CHAPTER TEN: Tax Politics and the Struggle over Activist Government by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson 256
CONCLUSION 281
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Political Development and Contemporary American Politics by Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol 283
References 295
Index 321

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