Building a Democratic Political Order: Reshaping American Liberalism in the 1930s and 1940s (Hardback)
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Building a Democratic Political Order: Reshaping American Liberalism in the 1930s and 1940s (Hardback)

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Hardback 402 Pages / Published: 26/04/1996
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This 1996 book analyses the dramatic changes in American politics that occurred during the 1930s and 1940s - including the break-up of national Republican power, the growth of the federal government, the emergence of a new labour movement, American entry into World War II, the Cold War and domestic anti-Communism, and the opening of national political debate about civil rights. The central dynamic of this era was the creation and maintenance of a distinctive new political order, formed through the creative political action of progressive liberals in alliance with mass movements, notably labour. At the core of this new order was a powerful triangle formed by a national state, a leading party, and major nonparty interest groups and movements. Democratic progressive liberalism recast American political institutions and discourses in ways that went well beyond what was expected in the early 1930s, and in forms strong enough to endure for several decades after Roosevelt's death.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521420594
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Plotke's treatment of this crucial period in American politics is impressive. Building a Democratic Political Order breaks great conceptual ground, and anyone working in this area in the future will have to confront his interpretation of New Deal politics. [This book] is essential reading for serious students of American politics.' Political Science Quarterly
'... a volume that marks a major advance in our understanding of how political orders - form and persist in an advanced capitalist social formation'. Political Science and History

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