ISBN13:978-0312189716 ISBN10: 0312189710 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0312217341 ISBN10: 031221734X
Highlights the unusual nature of the United States as compared to other countries--its constitutional system, the role of its political parties, the shape of its public policy, and the role of its government in economy and society
Candidly assesses what works and what doesn't in the American political system, arguing for a return to pragmatism
Surveys diverse perspectives on American develop...show morement and uniqueness, bringing them together in a framework of "path dependence"
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 99 Cover: Paperback Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc. Published: 08/15/1998 International: No
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2. Describing the Comparisons
Institutions Political Parties Public Policy Conclusion
3. American Ideology
The Content Some Results of American Ideology Institutions and Ideas Conclusion
4. Why Do Americans Think That Way?
Migration Diversity and Localism Economic Structure Opportunity Isolation Conclusion: A Story of Path Dependence
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