Politics at the Turn of the Century

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Political Science - 368 pages
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With the end of the Cold War, the death of Communism, and the decline of Socialism, what are the primary issues, ideologies, and parties that now structure politics? Melzer, Zinman, and Weinberger have compiled essays from prominent experts to examine the politics of the past to help plot the political future. The first half of the volume addresses OIdentity PoliticsO and OBig GovernmentO and their respective places in the shaping of the United States political environment since the end of the Cold War. The second half of the volume focuses on the political climate in Western Europe, Russia, India, and China.
 

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Contents

The Lefts Lost Universalism
3
From Identity Politics to Social Feminism
27
Identity Politics The Third Phase of Liberalism?
42
The Two World Wars and the Idea of the State
60
What Kind of Government Do We Have to Fear?
76
Liberalism and Big Government Tocquevilles Analysis
102
Big Government and Rights
123
The Prospects for Democratic Control in an Age of Big Government
140
The Debate on Big Government The View from Britain and Western Europe
192
The Leninist Debris or Waiting for Peron
209
Party Ideology and the Public World in the Former Soviet Space
236
Ideological Conflicts in PostCold War India
280
Left and Right with Chinese Characteristics Issues and Alignments in Deng Xiaopings China
299
Regime Shift Japanese Politics in a Changing World Economy
326
Index
354
About the Contributors
366

From Social to Legal Norms A Neglected Cause of Big Government
162
Notes on Markets Politics and Big Government
181

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Arthur Melzer, Richard Zinman, and Jerry Weinberger are directors of the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy and professors of political science at Michigan State University.

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