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American Political Development and Political History

Richard R. John.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Institutions. 10852 words.

This essay traces the long and productive relationship between two genres of historical writing: American political development (or APD) and American political history. It is written...

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American Political Parties

Joel H. Silbey.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Institutions. 11077 words.

This article provides a sweeping analysis of the history of American political parties. It specifically uses the lens of critical election theory to explore the scholarly treatment of the...

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Analyzing American Political Development as It Happens

Theda Skocpol.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Institutions. 10239 words.

Historical institutional scholars can analyze politics as it happens, not just developments long past. A powerful theoretical approach should give clear guidance about questions worth...

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Anderson, Sir John (1858–1918), civil servant and colonial governor

J. M. Gullick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1123 words.

Anderson, Sir John (1858–1918), civil servant and colonial governor, was born on 23 January 1858 at the Free School, Gartly, Aberdeenshire, the only son among the five children of John...

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APD and Rational Choice

Jeffery A. Jenkins.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Institutions. 8537 words.

Rational choice and American political development (APD) both emerged as responses to (perceived) limitations with the dominant behavioral tradition. While their critiques were based on...

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Behavioral Approaches to the Study of Congress

Bruce I. Oppenheimer.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Institutions. 12233 words.

This article begins with Robert Peabody's Congress: Two Decades of Analysis. His essay serves as a benchmark to help with the evaluation of the progress in the behavioral study of Congress....

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Bicameral Representation

Frances E. Lee.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Institutions. 9614 words.

In James Madison's Federalist 51, he justified the framer's stand on dividing the national legislature into two branches to disperse and check political power. Reflecting on this...

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Blackwell, John (1624–1701), government official and colonial governor

G. E. Aylmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1164 words.

Blackwell, John (1624–1701), government official and colonial governor, was born in St Matthew's parish, London, on 8 March 1624, the eldest son and second of ten children of John Blackwell...

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Bonaparte, Charles Joseph

Lewis L. Gould.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Political Institutions; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1254 words.

Bonaparte, Charles Joseph (09 June 1851–28 June 1921), lawyer and politician, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Jerome Bonaparte, a wealthy property owner, and Susan Mary...

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Boone, Thomas (1730/31–1812), colonial governor and public official

Robert M. Weir.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 889 words.

Boone, Thomas (1730/31–1812), colonial governor and public official, was born in England, the son of Charles Boone (d. 1735), member of parliament and governor of Bombay, and his second...

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