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African-American Political Participation

Tasha S. Philpot and Hanes Walton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: US Politics; Comparative Politics; Politics. 6048 words.

This chapter describes the evolution of African-American political participation. Beginning with early findings in Black political participation, it discusses the major paradigm shifts in...

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American Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

Alberta M. Sbragia.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 9168 words.

This article provides an analysis of the shape of American federalism. The first section looks at territorial politics, and is followed by a discussion of territorial governments and...

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American Religious Liberty in International Perspective

John Witte.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 8762 words.

This article compares the modern American religious liberty law with the prevailing international perspective on religious law. This comparative analysis enlightens, from a fresh...

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The American State

Desmond King and Robert Lieberman.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 13464 words.

This chapter introduces the complex and extensive scholarly literature that political scientists have generated about the American federal State. It is organized into four sections and...

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Assessing Performance

Keith Banting, Jack Nagel, Chelsea Schafer and Daniel Westlake.

in The United States and Canada

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics; Comparative Politics. 10614 words.

This chapter asks whether standard theories of differences between Canada and the United States (U.S.) can explain disparities in critical social and political outcomes in the two...

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Brown at the Helm

Loch K. Johnson.

in The Threat on the Horizon

February 2011; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; US Politics. 12649 words.

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's work following Harold Brown's appointment as chairman to replace Les Aspin. The chapter first considers the commission's session with...

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Bureaucratic Influence and Policymaking

John R. McAndrews, Bert A. Rockman and Colin Campbell.

in The United States and Canada

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics; Comparative Politics. 14638 words.

This chapter examines the influence that senior career officials in the bureaucracy have on the policy decisions that politicians make. It argues that institutional differences tend to...

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Canada–United States Relations

Stephen Brooks.

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

April 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; US Politics. 8297 words.

Canada and the U.S. emerged as close military allies in World War II, a partnership that was deepened and institutionalized during the Cold War years of the 1950s. This was the era of the s...

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The Christian Right and Church–State Issues

Clyde Wilcox and Sam Potolicchio.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 7590 words.

This article discusses the Christian Right and their role in some of the church–state issues. In the late 1970s, the Moral Majority and the Christian Right were established. The focus of...

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Civil Society in the United States

Theda Skocpol.

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 5829 words.

This article examines the history of civil society in the U.S. It explores contemporary civic reorganizations by providing a snapshot of classic U.S. civic democracy and a glimpse at the...

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The Commission Reports

Loch K. Johnson.

in The Threat on the Horizon

February 2011; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; US Politics. 6931 words.

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's report as part of its inquiry into the status of the nation's secret services. The chapter provides an overview of the work done by the...

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Comparative Politics and American Political Development

Kimberly J. Morgan.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 8541 words.

The subfields of comparative politics and American political development (APD) have many intellectual affinities, as APD brought many of the questions and methods of comparative politics to...

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Conclusion

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg.

in News on the Internet

March 2012; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; US Politics. 7992 words.

This chapter examines the seeming contradictions of online news and how the online news environment will evolve. It first considers how the news business operates online and how the news is...

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Congress and American Political Development

Eric Schickler and Ruth Bloch Rubin.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 13384 words.

While early works in American political development (APD) incorporated congressional actors in accounts of state-building, policymaking, and social reform, there is a growing body of...

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Connecting Interest Groups to the Presidency

Burdett A. Loomis.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

August 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 10180 words.

This article explores the core findings and trends within the patchy scholarship that links presidents, lobbying, and interest groups, and then suggests ways for scholars to construct a...

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The Death of a Chairman

Loch K. Johnson.

in The Threat on the Horizon

February 2011; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; US Politics. 11918 words.

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's busy schedule as part of its bipartisan inquiry into the status of the nation's intelligence agencies. The chapter first looks at the...

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The Development of the Congressional Committee System

Eric Schickler.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 12632 words.

The congressional committee defines the motivations behind the decisions on congressional organization. They also play a critical role in shaping policy outcomes and in defining Congress's...

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Down On The Farm

Loch K. Johnson.

in The Threat on the Horizon

February 2011; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; US Politics. 11305 words.

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's retreat in the Virginia countryside to give members the opportunity to bond while also discussing the major reforms that needed...

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Economic Policy

William Keech and William Scarth.

in The United States and Canada

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics; Comparative Politics. 10822 words.

This chapter identifies the differing policies and outcomes that Canadians and Americans have pursued with respect to economic growth, stabilization, and income distribution, and it...

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Electoral and Party Systems

André Blais, Shaun Bowler and Bernard Grofman.

in The United States and Canada

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics; Comparative Politics. 15161 words.

Electoral laws are often regarded as the key factors structuring party competition. Yet, despite having very similar electoral systems, reflecting a shared colonial legacy, the United...

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