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7. Far from the perfect democracy

7. Far from the perfect democracy  

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
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0007
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9780190458164
Americans, even those familiar with the details of the electoral process, remain convinced that American democracy represents the ideal toward which others should strive. ‘Far from the ... More
1. The Britishness of British politics

1. The Britishness of British politics  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778339
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0001
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‘The Britishness of British Politics’ explores what makes British politics so distinctive. Britain has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of political stability in modern times. Without ... More
5. Representing: is the party over?

5. Representing: is the party over?  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778339
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0005
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9780199661107
‘Representing: is the party over?’ explores the importance of the party in British politics. Overwhelmingly it is the party label that counts in elections, especially in general elections, ... More
4. Making and remaking a presidency

4. Making and remaking a presidency  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0004
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A separated power system will inevitably feature differing tenures and work habits among its institutional components. Even though a change at the top is important, programs and people ... More
The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Charles O. Jones

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.001.0001
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9780190458201
The Founding Fathers were dedicated to the project of creating an American government both functional and incapable of devolving into tyranny. To do this, they intentionally decentralized ... More
1. The context of American elections and political parties

1. The context of American elections and political parties  

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
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0001
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9780190458164
‘The context of American elections and political parties’ explains the framework under which elections are run in the United States. This is laid out in the Constitution, which outlines the ... More
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction

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

L. Sandy Maisel

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.001.0001
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9780190458164
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction examines the electoral process in the United States and explains why it is widely misunderstood. Why is participation in ... More
2. A brief history of American political parties

2. A brief history of American political parties  

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
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0002
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9780190458164
‘A brief history of American political parties’ traces the development of US politics from the initial emergence of parties as the Founders differed on policies they believed served the ... More
1. Inventing the presidency

1. Inventing the presidency  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0001
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9780190458201
The creative work involved in writing the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia in 1787 has been interpreted and invoked in political and policy debate ever since. “Inventing ... More
2. The presidency finds its place

2. The presidency finds its place  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0002
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9780190458201
An important issue with respect to setting up the new system of government was where to put the presidency. The capital city, it was decided, would be central between North and South. ... More
3. Electing presidents (and other ways to occupy the Oval Office)

3. Electing presidents (and other ways to occupy the Oval Office)  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0003
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The design of the executive leadership helped shape the opportunities and establish the boundaries of presidential power. Would it work? “Electing presidents” looks at how the system of ... More
7. Reform, change, and prospects for the future

7. Reform, change, and prospects for the future  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0007
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9780190458201
The presidency is regarded by many to be the most powerful branch in the separated system. Of the three branches, Congress is most prone to propose reforms as it competes with the ... More
6. Presidents at work: making law and doing policy

6. Presidents at work: making law and doing policy  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0006
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9780190458201
How powerful ought the president to be? The role of president is one of decision maker. Presidents have to balance what is expected with what can be delivered. The Founders ensured that ... More

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