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Klein, one of today's top political observers, has watched from the inside as consultants, pollsters, the twenty-four-hour cable news cycle, and the lack of courage in so many of our political leaders have chiseled away at Washington's ...

Author: Joe Klein

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UOM:39015063257961

Category: Political Science

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Klein, one of today's top political observers, has watched from the inside as consultants, pollsters, the twenty-four-hour cable news cycle, and the lack of courage in so many of our political leaders have chiseled away at Washington's integrity. Klein'si
2006 By Joe Klein

Nicht 1 Joe Klein: Politics Lost. How American Democracy was Trivialized by People who Think You're Stupid. New York 2006. 2 Vgl. stellvertretend für eine reichhaltige Literatur: Thomas Meyer: Mediokratie.

Author: Ute Daniel

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412204433

Category: Mass media

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2010 By Ute Daniel

Joe Klein, Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid (New York: Doubleday, 2006), 72. Craig Shirley, Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All (Nashville: ...

Author: Dennis W. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190272692

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

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Though they work largely out of the public eye, political consultants-"image merchants" and "kingmakers" to candidates-play a crucial role in shaping campaigns. They persuaded Barry Goldwater to run for president, groomed former actor Ronald Reagan for the California governorship, helped derail Bill Clinton's health care initiative, and carried out the swiftboating of John Kerry. As Dennis Johnson argues in this sweeping history of political consulting in the United States, they are essential to modern campaigning, often making positive contributions to democratic discourse, and yet they have also polarized the electorate with their biting messages. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, political campaigns were run by local political parties, volunteers, and friends of candidates; but as party loyalties among voters began to weaken, and political parties declined as sources of manpower and strategy, professional consultants swept in to fill the void. Political consulting emerged as a profession in the 1930s with publicists Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker, the husband and wife team who built their business, in part, with a successful campaign to destroy Upton Sinclair's 1934 bid for governor of California. With roots in advertising and public relations, political consulting has since developed into a highly professionalized business generating hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, some of the top campaign consulting firms have merged with others to form multinational public relations conglomerates, serving not just candidates but also shaping public advocacy campaigns for businesses and nonprofits. Johnson, an academic who has also worked on campaigns alongside the likes of James Carville and pollster Paul Begala, suffuses his history with the stories of the colorful characters who have come to define the profession of consulting, from its beginning to the present. More than just the story of the making of a political business, Democracy for Hire's wide-ranging history helps us to better understand the very contours of modern American politics.
2016-11-07 By Dennis W. Johnson

Politics Lost? How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid. New York: Doubleday, 2006. A veteran political reporter claims that political consultants are to blame for negative political developments.

Author: James Q. Wilson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305162822

Category: Political Science

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Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for public policy coverage while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the importance of institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what ends. Student involvement in the material is bolstered by proven pedagogical features such as learning objectives framing each chapter, Constitutional Connections relating current issues to founding principles, and How Things Work boxes that illustrate important concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
2014-01-01 By James Q. Wilson

Key Concepts for the American Voter Luis Bernardo Mercado. and magazine articles. ... Joe Klein, Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid (New York, 2006). Kevin Phillips, American ...

Author: Luis Bernardo Mercado

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468566741

Category: Political Science

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Critical Thinking 101 is meant to assist the American Voter in selecting candidates based on important key information. In the United States of America we have the opportunity to select people to represent us in local, state, and national government. The privilege of voting must be taken seriously since our choices impact nearly every aspect of our life. Therefore, we should to the best of our ability become informed citizens so that we may vote in our best interest to the fullest extent possible. This book explores numerous topics which will enhance the readers awareness of the issues and provides a concise range of ideas that will stimulate critical thinking. Also included are several chapters which will present useful information of specific health and daily management issues.
2012-04-17 By Luis Bernardo Mercado

Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid. New York: Doubleday, 2006. Lebow, Richard Ned. “Thucydides the Constructivist.” American Political Science Review 95 (2001): 547–60.

Author: John Zumbrunnen

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047423

Category: Political Science

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The role of elites vis-&à-vis the mass public in the construction and successful functioning of democracy has long been of central interest to political theorists. In Silence and Democracy, John Zumbrunnen explores this theme in Thucydides&’ famous history of the Peloponnesian War as a way of focusing our thoughts about this relationship in our own modern democracy. In Periclean Athens, according to Thucydides, &“what was in name a democracy became in actuality rule by the first man.&” This political transformation of Athenian political life raises the question of how to interpret the silence of the demos. Zumbrunnen distinguishes the &“silence of contending voices&” from the &“collective silence of the demos,&” and finds the latter the more difficult and intriguing problem. It is in the complex interplay of silence, speech, and action that Zumbrunnen teases out the meaning of democracy for Thucydides in both its domestic and international dimensions and shows how we may benefit from the Thucydidean text in thinking about the ways in which the silence of ordinary citizens can enable the domineering machinations of political elites in America and elsewhere today.
2010-11-01 By John Zumbrunnen

Harrington is key because he was one of the first to think in terms of representative government versus direct ... 1999 ) ; and Joe Klein , Politics Lost : How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid ( New ...

Author: Kevin O'Leary

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804754985

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Saving Democracy presents a bold yet practical plan for reinventing American democracy for the twenty-first century. The book diagnoses contemporary political ills as symptoms of corruption in our large republic and develops a new understanding of representative democracy. Building on the ideas of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Saving Democracy shows how it is possible to combine the traditional town hall and the Internet to fashion a new theory of representative government that empowers citizens and bridges the enormous gap that now exists between the political elite and the average voter. Under the author's plan, in each of the nation's 435 congressional districts a local assembly of 100 citizens, selected by lot, would meet to discuss the major domestic and international issues. The role of this assembly would be deliberative and advisory and its views would constitute a second, more sophisticated and informed measure of public opinion than traditional public opinion polls. The next step would be the establishment of the People's House, which would hold actual legislative power.
2006 By Kevin O'Leary

See Jill Lepore, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History (Princeton, ... See Joe Klein, Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid (New York: ...

Author: John S. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317253983

Category: Political Science

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Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror, war, thriller and science fiction. The book's aims are to appreciate specific movies and their shared forms, to understand their political engagements and to provoke some insightful conversations. The means are loosely related 'film takes' that venture ambitious, playful and engaging arguments on political styles encouraged by recent films. Politics in Popular Movies shows how conspiracy films expose oppressive systems; it explores how various thrillers prefigured American experiences of 9/11 and shaped aspects of the War on Terror; how some horror films embrace new media, while others use ultra-violence to spur political action; it argues that a popular genre is emerging to examine non-linear politics of globalisation, terrorism and more. Finally it analyses the ways in which sci-fi movies reflect populist politics from the Occupy and Tea Party movements, rethink the political foundations of current societies and even remake our cultural images of the future.
2015-10-23 By John S. Nelson

Excellent review of the evidence on what works—and what doesn't—to get more people to the polls. • Klein, Joe. Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid. New York: Doubleday, 2006.

Author: James Q. Wilson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305465190

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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This popular brief text for the American Government course emphasizes the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. The twelfth edition of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, BRIEF VERSION, offers coverage of the 2014 campaigns and elections; budget battles and the sequestration of funds; ongoing debates about immigration, gay marriage, and other key issues in American politics; and foreign-policy decisions on Afghanistan, the Middle East, and North Korea. The text also emphasizes critical-thinking skills and includes many tools to help students maximize their study efforts and results, such as Learning Objectives in every chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
2015-01-01 By James Q. Wilson

“Don't Think of an Online Elephant: Explaining the Dearth of Conservative Political Infrastructure Online in ... Democracy and Elections. ... Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid.

Author: Stephen K. Medvic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136265556

Category: Political Science

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Stephen K. Medvic’s Campaigns and Elections addresses two distinct but related aspects of American electoral democracy—both the processes that constitute campaigns and elections and the players who are involved. In addition to this balanced coverage on process and actors, it also gives equal billing to both campaigns and elections, and to contests for both legislative and executive positions at the national and state and local level. The book starts by providing students with the conceptual distinctions between what happens in an election and the campaigning that proceeds it. Significant attention is devoted to setting up the context for these campaigns and elections by covering the rules of the game in the American electoral system as well as aspects of election administration and the funding of elections. Then the book systematically covers the actors at every level—candidates and their organizations, parties, interest groups, the media, and voters—and the macro level aspects of campaigns such as campaign strategy and determinants of election outcomes. The book concludes with a big picture assessment of campaign ethics and implications of the "permanent campaign".
2013-12-04 By Stephen K. Medvic