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Red, Blue, and Purple America

By Ruy A. Teixeira
  • ISBN Code: : 9780815701842
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : Political Science
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As America rushes headlong into a dramatic campaign season, it is clear that these consequential contests—and the ones that follow—will be hugely influenced by recent changes in the nation's makeup. Red, Blue, and Purple America provides a clear and nuanced understanding of the geographic and demographic changes that are transforming the United States and how that transformation is reshaping politics, for the 2008 elections and beyond. The invaluable result is a detailed picture of current trends as well as a clear-eyed assessment of how they will shape American politics and policy during the next two decades. An elite group of demographers, geographers, and political scientists analyze rapidly changing patterns of immigration, settlement, demography, family structure, and religion. Each analysis describes one major trend and assesses its likely impact on politics, for the 2008 elections but for the long term as well. The authors then lay out the most likely implications for public policy. In doing so, they show how these trends have shaped the Red and Blue divisions we are familiar with today, and how the developments might break apart those blocs in new and surprising ways.

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: the-liberal-invasion-of-red-state-america.pdf

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Refugees from high-tax Massachusetts turned New Hampshire blue. Democratic voters from Yankee states are swamping Tennessee and Georgia. Government employees and refugees from Maryland have turned Virginia from a conservative Southern state into left-leaning Democrat territory. Escapees from California have transformed Colorado, and they’re aiming for Texas next. One state after another is turning from red to purple to blue. America is being radically changes by people leaving blue states for better living conditions and opportunities in red states—only to import to their new homes the very policies that created the misery they fled from in the first place. The direction of the change is undeniable: • A 2019 poll found that 53 percent of residents are considering leaving California on account of the exorbitant cost of living • From 2008-2018, Houston's population surged more than 15 percent, and the top metro areas of origin for those new Texas residents were Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago • Migration from blue states is changing the Texas electorate: between 2010 and 2018, votes for Democrats went up 50 percent, while Republican votes increased by just 10 percent • Boom is turning to bust in cities like Denver, as hip blue state refugees to red states raise the cost of living by voting in liberal policies The liberal invasion of the conservative states is having major impacts on our elections, our economy, and our standard of living. And yet few Americans are even aware of the trend, and fewer still have any idea of the significant implications for the future of the United States. Now, in The Liberal Invasion of Red State America, indefatigable reporter Kristin Tate delves into the data, lays out the astonishing statistics, and explores the likely consequences of this under-the-radar trend. If you want to understand the movement that is reshaping our country, read this groundbreaking book.

Do Think Tanks Matter?

By Donald E. Abelson
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773575413
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 513
  • Pdf File: do-think-tanks-matter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is often assumed that think tanks carry enormous weight with lawmakers. In Do Think Tanks Matter? Donald Abelson argues that the basic question of how think tanks have evolved and under what conditions they can and do have an effect is consistently ignored. Think tank directors often credit their institutes with influencing major policy debates and government legislation and many journalists and scholars believe the explosion of think tanks in the latter part of the twentieth century indicates their growing importance in the policy-making process. Abelson goes beyond assumptions, identifying the influence and relevance of public policy institutes in today's political arena in the United States, where they've become an integral feature of the political landscape, and in Canada, where, despite recent growth in numbers, they enjoy less prominence than their US counterparts. By focusing on the policy cycle, issue articulation, policy formation, and implementation, Abelson argues that individual think tanks have sometimes played an important role in shaping the political dialogue and the policy preferences and choices of decision-makers but often in different ways and at different stages of the policy cycle. This revised and updated edition of the book includes up-to-date data (2000-08) on the growing visibility and policy relevance of think tanks in Canada and the United States.

What's in a Name?

By Richard Harris,Charles Vorms
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 144262065X
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: what-s-in-a-name.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘Borgata’, ‘favela’, ‘périurbain’, and ‘suburb’ are but a few of the different terms used throughout the world that refer specifically to communities that develop on the periphery of urban centres. In What’s in a Name? editors Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms have gathered together experts from around the world in order to provide a truly global framework for the study of the urban periphery. Rather than view these distinct communities through the lens of the western notion of urban sprawl, the contributors focus on the variety of everyday terms that are used, together with their connotations. This volume explores the local terminology used in cities such as Beijing, Bucharest, Montreal, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sofia, as well as more broadly across North America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. What’s in a Name? is the first book in English to pay serious and sustained attention to the naming of the urban periphery worldwide. By exploring the ways in which local individuals speak about the urban periphery Harris and Vorms bridge the assumed divide between the global North and the global South.

One Nation under AARP

By Frederick Lynch
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520948904
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 791
  • Pdf File: one-nation-under-aarp.pdf

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This book provides a fresh and even-handed account of the newly modernized AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons)—the 40-million member insurance giant and political lobby that continues to set the national agenda for Medicare and Social Security. Frederick R. Lynch addresses AARP’s courtship of 78 million aging baby boomers and the possibility of harnessing what may be the largest ever senior voting bloc to defend threatened cutbacks to Social Security, Medicare, and under-funded pension systems. Based on years of research, interviews with key strategists, and analyses of hundreds documents, One Nation under AARP profiles a largely white generation, raised in the relatively tranquil 1950s and growing old in a twenty-first century nation buffeted by rapid economic, cultural, and demographic change. Lynch argues that an ideologically divided boomer generation must decide whether to resist entitlement reductions through its own political mobilization or, by default, to empower AARP as it tries to shed its "greedy geezer" stereotype with an increasingly post-boomer agenda for multigenerational equity.

Roaring Into Our 20's

By Margaret Mering,Elna Saxton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131795453X
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: roaring-into-our-20-s.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thought-provoking perspectives from experts in library serials! Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 presents leading authorities in library serials providing their unique perspectives on the challenges of serials collection development and management, as well as their promising visions for the future. Marshall Keys, Regina Romano Reynolds, Steve Shadle, Carol Hixson, Paul Weiss, and a host of other top experts in serials gathered as presenters for the milestone twentieth anniversary conference of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) held in May 2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The latest issues and thought-provoking strategies are explored, giving librarians of all types a firm grasp of the newest products and most effective tactics to best manage serials today—and tomorrow. The conference itself consisted of preconference programs, vision sessions, strategy sessions, and tactics sessions not only to provide goals for the future, but also to examine ways to help librarians become more effective in handling the constantly evolving challenges of serial management. Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 discusses a broad selection of topics of crucial interest, including electronic resources, vendors, financial issues, the development of new products and services and other topics exploring the bright and challenging future of library serials. Several chapters include tables and figures to enhance the clarity of ideas. Topics in Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 include: FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) ISSN revision cross-provider search institutional depositories e-journal management OpenURL Big Deals cancellation projects RSS the AACR3 development process Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 is a horizon-expanding collection that is perfect for librarians, publishers, and commercials vendors interested in the future of serial publication.

US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty

By Sharon Smith,Charlie Post,Kim Moody,Mike Davis,Neil Davidson,Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor,Elizabeth Schulte Martin,Deepa Kumar,Justin Akers Chacón,Nancy Fraser
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Book Code : 1608468747
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 781
  • Pdf File: us-politics-in-an-age-of-uncertainty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“This collection contains everything we need to understand the world that gave us Trump, and to arm ourselves for the battles to come” (Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt). The Democratic Party and mainstream liberal organizations have shown themselves to be completely inadequate to address the key questions facing working people today. The corporate-friendly wing of the party, especially in the aftermath of the Great Recession in 2008, has created conditions that led to the Trump phenomenon in the international context of rising right-wing populism. These essays from a wide variety of thinkers delve into topics of economic inequality and exploitation, gender and cultural identity, and how the neglect of the working class by establishment politicians has had consequences that urgently need to be addressed.

Red and Blue Nation?

By Pietro S. Nivola,David W. Brady
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Book Code : 0815760841
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: red-and-blue-nation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Analysts and pundits increasingly perceive a widening gulf between "red states" and "blue states." Yet the research to support that perception is scattered and sometimes difficult to parse. America's polarized politics, it is said, poses fundamental dangers for democratic and accountable government. Heightened partisanship is thought to degrade deliberation in Congress and threaten the integrity of other institutions, from the courts to the media. But, how deep do the country's political divisions actually run? Are they truly wreaking havoc upon the social fabric? Has America become a house divided? This important new book, Red and Blue Nation?, gets to the bottom of this perplexing issue. The first of two volumes cosponsored by Brookings and the Hoover Institution carefully considers the extent to which polarized views among political leaders and activists are reflected in the population at large. It pays particular attention to factors such as the increased influence of religion and the changing nature of the media. The authors show that while the severity of the country's "culture wars" is often overstated, significant fissures have opened. In Red and Blue Nation? leading journalists and scholars combine their different insights to enrich our understanding of the issue, offering thoughtful analyses of the underlying problems. This comprehensive and accessible discussion of the polarization debate will be an essential resource for policymakers, scholars, and anyone interested in the health of American public discourse. Contributors include Alan I. Abramowitz (Emory University), David W. Brady (Hoover Institution), Peter Beinart (The New Republic), Sarah A. Binder (Brookings Institution), James Campbell (State University of New York at Buffalo), Carl Cannon (National Journal), E.J. Dionne, Jr. (Brookings Institution), Gregg Easterbrook (Brookings Institution), Thomas B. Edsall (Washington Post), Morris P. Fiorina (Hoover Institution), William A. Galston (Brookings Institution), Hahrie C. Han (Wellesley College), Gary C. Jacobson (University of California, San Diego), Andrew Kohut (Pew Research Center for The People & The Press), Matthew Levendusky (Stanford University), Thomas E. Mann (Brookings Institution), Diana C. Mutz (University of Pennsylvania), Pietro S. Nivola (Brookings Institution), Tom Rosenstiel (Project for Excellence in Journalism), and Alan Wolfe (Boston College).

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Politics: US and Comparative Politics

By Rowena Hammal,Simon Lemieux
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  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Book Code : 151044713X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: my-revision-notes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With My Revision Notes, every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers- Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Crockett Johnson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062430408
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: harold-and-the-purple-crayon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! This imagination-sparking picture book belongs on every child's digital bookshelf. One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you. “A satisfying artistic triumph.” —Chris Van Allsburg, author-illustrator of The Polar Express Share this classic as a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift!

The Little Black Book of Scams

By Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
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  • Publisher : Competition Bureau Canada
  • Book Code : 1100232400
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: the-little-black-book-of-scams.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.