War, the American State, and Politics since 1898 by Robert P. Saldin

By Robert P. Saldin

This ebook examines significant international conflicts from the Spanish-American warfare via Vietnam, arguing that foreign conflicts have powerful results on American political events, elections, kingdom improvement, and policymaking. First, significant wars reveal and spotlight difficulties requiring governmental options or necessitating emergency motion. moment, regardless of recognized curtailments of civil liberties, wars frequently improve democracy via drawing recognition to the contributions of formerly marginalized teams and facilitating the extension of fuller citizenship rights to them. ultimately, wars impact the occasion procedure. international conflicts create crises - lots of that are unanticipated - that require speedy recognition, supplant earlier concerns at the coverage time table, and engender shifts in social gathering ideology. those new concerns and redefinitions of social gathering ideology often impact elections through shaping either elite and mass habit.

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Hofstadter, ix, viii. For an extensive discourse on defining ideology, see: John Gerring, “Ideology: A Definitional Analysis,” Political Research Quarterly 50:4 (Dec. 1997), 957–94. I adopt Gerring’s conclusion that “the definitional core of the concept consists of three intertwined attributes – coherence, differentiation, and stability. . ” Gerring, Party Ideologies in America, 1828–1996, 6. , Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 167. Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885); Wilson, “Cabinet Government in the United States,” International Review 7 (Aug.

Mansfield and Delba Winthrop (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 167. Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885); Wilson, “Cabinet Government in the United States,” International Review 7 (Aug. 1879). , E. David Cronon (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill), 29–53. William Y. Elliott picked up where Wilson left off: Elliott, The Need for Constitutional Reform (New York: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill, 1935). 72 Contemporary studies have noted the lack of ideological conflict in the postWorld War II era, emphasizing the absence of intraparty ideological cohesion.

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