Was 1992 a realigning election? Did the midterm elections of 1994 realign the realignment? Will 1996 carry the United States forward on yet another changed trajectory? In this volume of original essays, leading political scientists examine key components of the American agenda and assess the current administration's position in light of historical precedents and future trends. Each conclusion is unique, born of a combination of the empirical record and its interpretation, but essays by Bryan Jones and Larry Dodd help to put the wide-ranging views represented here in long-term perspective.
Table of Contents
Forthcoming Titles -- Continuity and Change in American Politics -- The Politics of Policy Change -- Changes in Elections and the Party System: 1992 in Historical Perspective -- Campaigning Through the Media: Was 1992 Really Different? -- The 1992 Elections and "Minority" Politics: A Perspective -- The Politicization of Gender -- Interest Groups and Political Change -- Political Institutions and Political Change -- The Return to Unified Party Control Under Clinton: How Much of a Difference in Lawmaking? -- Political Change in the States: Another Example of Unintended Consequences? -- Committed Majorities and Policy Change in the U.S. Supreme Court -- The Federal Executive: Equilibrium and Change -- The Policy Process -- Foreign Policy, the End of the Cold War, and the 1992 Election -- Issue Expansion in the Early Clinton Administration: Health Care and Deficit Reduction -- Cities, Political Representation, and the Dynamics of American Federalism -- The Evolution of Environmentalism: From Elitism to Participatory Democracy? -- The New American Politics: Reflections on the Early 1990s