OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Crackup: The Republican Implosion and the Future of Presidential Politics

ISBN : 9780190913823

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¥4,796
著者: 
Samuel Popkin
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320 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2021年05月
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In Crackup, the eminent American politics scholar Samuel Popkin tells the story of how the Republican Party fractured into uncompromising groups with irreconcilable demands. Changes in campaign finance laws and the proliferation of mass media opened the way for newly energized groups to split the party. The 2002 "McCain-Feingold" campaign finance reform bill aimed to weaken the power of big corporations and strengthen political parties by ending corporate donations to the parties. Instead, it weakened legislative leaders and made bipartisanship a curse word. Popkin argues that moving money outside the political parties fueled the rise of single-issue advocacy groups and Super PACs funded by billionaires with pet issues. This allowed self-promoting politicians to undermine colleagues with an unprecedented use of tactics once only used to disrupt the other party. One such politician was Ted Cruz, the first Republican senator with the oratorical skills and intelligence to exploit the new possibilities. He effectively promoted himself at the expense of the party, mobilized other obstructionists in congress, and blocked compromises on immigration and healthcare. Into this abyss came Donald J. Trump, who took advantage of the party's inability to do anything for Republican voters struggling with economic decline. No other candidate, when forced to try to satisfy the irreconcilable demands of major donors and party leaders, could offer a credible alternative to his moon-promising bravado. A novel structural explanation of why the GOP ended up with Trump as their standard bearer, Crackup forces us to look at the deeper forces set in motion over a decade ago. It also reveals how lone-wolf figures like Cruz are inevitable given the new rules of the game. Unless the system for financing elections changes, we will continue to see opportunists emerge-in both parties-to block intra-party compromise.

目次: 

Introduction
Chapter One: The Last Republican President
Chapter Two: Young Guns and Billionaires
Chapter Three: Ted Cruz Crashes the Party
Chapter Four: The Great Wall of Mexico
Chapter Five: Strongmen Don't Pivot
Chapter Six: The Republicans Pivot
Chapter Seven: Conclusion--What Can Be Done?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Samuel L. Popkin is Research Professor of Political Science at the University of California San Diego and has been a consulting analyst in five Democratic presidential campaigns, as well as consulting for polling with CBS News and YouGov. He is the author of The Reasoning Voter and The Candidate (Oxford).

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