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Conservatism and American Political Development

Brian J. Glenn and Steven M. Teles


American political development (APD) is a core subfield in American political science, and focuses on political and policy history. For a variety of reasons, most of the focus in the twentieth century APD has been on liberal policymaking. Yet since the 1970s, conservatives have gradually assumed control over numerous federal policymaking institutions. This book offers an overview of the impact of conservatism on 20th-century American political development, locating its origins in the New Deal and then focusing on how conservatives acted within government once they began to achieve power in the ... More

Keywords: American political development, education, political science, policy history, liberal policymaking, conservatives, federal policymaking, New Deal, power

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195373929
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian J. Glenn, editor
Emerson College

Steven M. Teles, editor
University of Maryland
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