The Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1976-94 (Chatham House Studies in Political Thinking)

The Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1976-94 (Chatham House Studies in Political Thinking)Attuned To The Contemporary Popular Mood Of Uncertainty And Unhappiness, This Text Addresses The Legacy Of Two Decades Of Disillusionment In The American Political Culture In A Series Of Essays, It Traces The Long, Slow Unravelling Of The Economic And Social Fabric Of The USA As A Narrative Thread Through The Historical Passage From Jimmy Carter To Newt Gingrich Seeking The Complicated Human Stories That Underlie Quantitative Measures Of Electoral Victory Or Defeat, The Book Recognizes And Comments On Such Trends As The Deterioration Of The Traditional American Spirit Of Commonality And Confidence, The Widening Distrust Of Government And Disaffiliation From The Major Political Parties, And The Increasing Divisiveness Of Ongoing Arguments Of Culturual Self Definition Each Presidential Contest Is Portrayed As A Dramatic Occasion For Choice Between Contrived Yet Potent Political Polarities, And Each Is Analyzed As A Partial And Temporary Catharsis Of The Passions Of Political Change From Carter To Clinton, It Chronicles The Electoral History That Set The Stage For The Congressional Election Of 1994 The Author Places That Result In Perspective As A Signpost Toward The Looming Cultural Confrontation Of 1996.

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  • Paperback
  • 211 pages
  • The Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1976-94 (Chatham House Studies in Political Thinking)
  • Wilson Carey McWilliams
  • English
  • 04 February 2017
  • 9781566430289

10 thoughts on “The Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1976-94 (Chatham House Studies in Political Thinking)

  1. says:

    As a review review looking back to explore 6 elections 76 , 80 , 84 , 88 , 92 , and 94 Introduction provided a very interesting discussion about the meaning, value, risk, and expectation attached with election whether election is for a person better than others or everyone is as good as each other , as well as a discussion about the advantages and threats of a dual party political system Then the next six chapters were focusing each election, reviewing the critical details and events in that election, and linking the social issues at that election with the environment at that time A good collection of case study like analyses of two decades slide of Americans feeling towards both elections and the general social environment If you want some detailed, like a sport game report discussions about how social issues were influenced by political moments and vice versa influencing the political landscape, this book provides a good and vivid start and example.Personal review 1 the discussion of the value and cultural concepts attached to election is ve...

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