Poverty Of Amer Pol 2Nd Ed (Paperback)H. Roelofs (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
-Theodore J. Lowi, John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Cornell University
"The basic theme concerning the perpetual clash between myth and ideology in the American polity is a brilliant approach-one that cannot help but illuminate a great deal about the pernicious and perplexing inconsistencies in American political thought and behavior."
-Ted Becker, Auburn University
"Both in sorrow and in anger, Mark Roelofs dissects the 'systematic paradox' which lies at the heart of the American polity. All has never been well with us, he insists, but neither is all lost. A provocative, highly readable work."
-Jean Bethke Elshtain, Centennial Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
"At a time when we are re-evaluating the American political system at the start of the 1990s and with a new century and millennium in prospect, Mark Roelofs offers a critical interpretation that demonstrates the incompatibility between the finest American values and our antiquated constitutional machinery. He places this and related problems into such a broad social, political, religious, and ideological framework as to make this a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of a fundamental set of problems."
-James MacGregor Burns, Professor of Political Science, Williams College
"This book is one of the few serious attempts to connect theory with a study of American institutions. People can disagree with it, but they cannot ignore it."
-Barbara Hinckley, Professor of Politics, New York University