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3. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?

3. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0003
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9780190458164
‘Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?’ examines each of those questions and reveals that political party organizations in the United States reflect the nation's ... More
3. Governing Australia

3. Governing Australia  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778001
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0003
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9780199589937
The journey from British Colonial rule to self-government (1852) and the creation of the Australian nation at Federation (1901) is examined in ‘Governing Australia’. All six Australian ... More
1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0001
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9780192802538
The issue of citizenship is currently topical. Governments have promoted teaching it in schools and immigrants are expected to pass citizenship tests to become naturalized citizens. ... More
5. RepresentingVoters and parties

5. Representing: Voters and parties  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2020
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Jun 2020
eISBN: 
9780191866210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198827320.003.0005
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9780198827320
British politics is party politics, but with the changing behaviour of voters, representative democracy is less straightforward than it was. ‘Representing: voters and parties’ explores the ... More
4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?

4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0004
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9780190458164
‘Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?’ looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties. Most American citizens have ... More
5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block

5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0005
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9780192802811
Ideology is a mode of thinking about politics. However it is not the only mode and in ‘Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block’ alternative modes are considered. Also, ... More
3. Movements, parties, policies

3. Movements, parties, policies  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0004
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9780199665570
‘Movements, parties, policies’ explains the ‘machinery’ of environmental politics—the movement that nurtures and expresses the politics, the parties that are the electoral vehicles for ... More
8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74

8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0009
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9780199340057
Cold War rivalry between nuclear powers—the United States and the Soviet Union—set the tone and substance of American politics from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the ... More
7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45

7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0008
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9780199340057
The quarter-century from 1920 to 1945 proved to be both critical and transformative for American government. Americans witnessed in these twenty-five years an economic boom in the 1920s, a ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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9780199340057
In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0001
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9780199340057
This very short introduction explores how national politics changed from the Founding Fathers' U.S. Constitution in 1787 and what followed. The only consistency between the Founders' dream ... More
Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Ideology: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802811
Ideology: A Very Brief Introduction is an examination of the major theories of ideology and the ways they have enriched our comprehension of ideology. Ideology is one of the ... More
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Tony Wright

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2020
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Jun 2020
eISBN: 
9780191866210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198827320.001.0001
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book
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9780198827320
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of British politics, looking at whether the present instability is an aberration, the result of long-standing ... More
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction  

Donald Critchlow

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.001.0001
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book
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9780199340057
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential ... More
Introduction. what is environmental politics?

Introduction. what is environmental politics?  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0001
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9780199665570
The Introduction outlines the structure of this VSI. It begins by looking at the origins of environmental concern and asks why we should care about the environment at all. It considers the ... More
5. System-related explanations

5. System-related explanations  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199689699
Explanations of corruption that focus just on the individual are incomplete; we are all subject to and conditioned by the context in which we live and work. ‘System-related explanations’ ... More
4. The legislative-executive process

4. The legislative-executive process  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0004
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9780195373851
‘The legislative-executive process’ looks at the issue of immobility in the American legislative-executive process. Policy gridlock could result if there were, for example, a Republican in ... More
2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0003
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9780199340057
The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's ... More
9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present

9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199340057
‘Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present’ describes the five salient factors that shaped the context for post-Cold War politics: the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, booms and ... More
6. Gilded Age frustration and the Progressive response, 1877–1918

6. Gilded Age frustration and the Progressive response, 1877–1918  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199340057
Self-gain, partisan loyalty, and corruption characterized politics after the Civil War at a time when United States became the world's leading industrial power. Voters divided generally ... More

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