Partisans And Partners: The Politics Of The Post-keynesian Society by Josh PacewiczPartisans And Partners: The Politics Of The Post-keynesian Society by Josh Pacewicz

Partisans And Partners: The Politics Of The Post-keynesian Society

byJosh Pacewicz

Paperback | November 18, 2016

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There’s no question that Americans are bitterly divided by politics. But in Partisans and Partners, Josh Pacewicz finds that our traditional understanding of red/blue, right/left, urban/rural division is too simplistic.

Wheels-down in Iowa—that most important of primary states—Pacewicz looks to two cities, one traditionally Democratic, the other traditionally Republican, and finds that younger voters are rejecting older-timers’ strict political affiliations. A paradox is emerging—as the dividing lines between America’s political parties have sharpened, Americans are at the same time growing distrustful of traditional party politics in favor of becoming apolitical or embracing outside-the-beltway candidates. Pacewicz sees this change coming not from politicians and voters, but from the fundamental reorganization of the community institutions in which political parties have traditionally been rooted. Weaving together major themes in American political history—including globalization, the decline of organized labor, loss of locally owned industries, uneven economic development, and the emergence of grassroots populist movements—Partisans and Partners is a timely and comprehensive analysis of American politics as it happens on the ground.
Josh Pacewicz is assistant professor of sociology and urban studies at Brown University.
Title:Partisans And Partners: The Politics Of The Post-keynesian SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:November 18, 2016Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022640269X

ISBN - 13:9780226402697

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Partisans and Partners

Part I: Keynesianism
One     The Old Families
Two     The Lions of Labor
Three   Politics Embedded in Community Governance: The Community Leadership Party

Part II: Neoliberalism
Four     The Political Construction of Partnership
Five     Prairieville’s Business Community in Transition
Six       The Ben Denison Campaign: How Partners Failed to Colonize Politics

Part III: Neoliberalism (continued): Politics Disembedded from Community Governance
Seven  The Activist Party
Eight   What Regular People Think
Nine    How Obama Won the Heartland (Thrice)
Conclusion: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

Methodological Appendix

Editorial Reviews

“A great work of public sociology. . . .Pacewicz’s book is a theoretically-informed, analytically rigorous and empirically rich account of the dynamics and problems of contemporary American democracy. It is a precious work of a real social science, critically bringing together the outcomes of different disciplinary perspectives into a broader theoretical picture with direct public implications.”