Mobilization, Representation, and Responsiveness in the American Democracy

Editors: Oswald, Michael (Ed.)

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  • Explores the broader challenges facing the American political system 
  • Address key issues currently affecting US democracy
  • Tackles the deeper currents pushing change and transformation among morphing coalitions within the USA
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This edited volume investigates America’s  transforming democracy as it faces the challenges and developments of the 21st century—challenges and developments that have brought deep dissatisfaction, cultural fragmentation, and economic indignation. Although political power remains in the hands of the people, a fundamental incapability to compromise has locked policymakers in a permanent stalemate. In this legislative paralysis, grassroots movements build more and more momentum amidst regular protests and civil disobedience. This new political vigor and dynamism is dualistic, portending either a future of falsehoods and authoritarianism or a more empowering and direct form of democracy. This book ultimately seeks to understand how the US government is frantically adjusting to these sharp cultural, technological, and economic changes.

About the authors

Michael T. Oswald is Assistant Professor and the Chair for Political Science at the University of Passau, Germany, Research Associate at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin, Germany, and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, USA.

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“Just a few months into the Trump administration, it was clear US democracy was facing a crisis that threatened the foundations of the republic. Political institutions, the rule of law, and the liberal principles on which they have stood have been uprooted. While it will be some years before analysts have a complete understanding of the causes and consequences of this crisis, the essays in this volume identify and explore several of the underlying factors and dynamics that are sure to be part of scholarly examinations and explanations over the long term.” (Kerry L. Haynie, Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University, USA)

“This volume yields tremendous insight into the exceptionally polarized state of American politics today. Authored largely by experts who work outside the United States, the volume presents a unique and valuable perspective and benefits from the inclusion of essays from scholars who are simultaneously able to think carefully and deeply about American politics while being able to do so from a step removed. Mobilization, Representation, and Responsiveness in the American Democracy is recommended for undergraduate and graduate studies alike, as well as for any thoughtful reader who seeks to know more about contemporary American politics from a particularly European perspective.” (Justin S. Vaughn, co-author of Czars in the White House: The Rise of Policy Czars as Presidential Management Tools (2015))

 

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Constitutional Crisis, Norm Derogation, and the Broader Impact of Partisan Polarization in Contemporary American Politics

    Pages 3-36

    Oswald, Michael T. (et al.)

  • Transformation of Democracy? Mobilization, Representation, and Responsiveness

    Pages 37-40

    Oswald, Michael T. (et al.)

  • A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing: The Trumpian Style™ in American Politics

    Pages 43-61

    Kessel, Alisa

  • The Politics of Removal: The Impeachment of a President

    Pages 63-104

    Horst, Patrick

  • The Transformation of the Congressional Primary

    Pages 105-120

    Cowburn, Mike

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobilization, Representation, and Responsiveness in the American Democracy
Editors
  • Michael Oswald
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24792-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24792-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24791-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 337
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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