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作者 Hertel-Fernandez, Alexander, 1986- author
書名 State capture : how conservative activists, big businesses, and wealthy donors reshaped the American states, and the nation / by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9780190870799 (hardback)
9780190870805 (updf)
9780190870812 (epub)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  JC573.2.U6 H398 2019    在架上    30560400657398
 人文社會聯圖  JC573.2.U6 H398 2019    在架上    30650020086035
說明 xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "Most Americans pay little attention to the massive number of elections that occur at the state level every year. Yet cumulatively, a party's success in state-level races across the country can produce major shifts in policymaking and governance. That is precisely what has happened in the US since 2010. In a wave election that year, the Republican Party began their ascendancy in state-level elections, and by 2016 had solidified their dominance. The party now fully controls 25 state legislatures and governorships-one of the largest advantages either party has had since the New Deal. After the GOP wave, a broad swathe of states began considering and enacting a near-identical set of conservative priorities-often even using the exact same text. Where did this flood of new legislation come from? How did so many states arrive at the same proposals at precisely the same time? As Alexander Hertel-Fernandez shows in the eye-opening State Capture, the answer can be found in a trio of powerful interest groups: the Koch Brothers-run Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the State Policy Network (SPN). Drawing from an impressive evidence base, Hertel-Fernandez explains how, since the 1970s, conservative activists, wealthy donors, and big businesses constructed a right-wing "troika" of overlapping and influential lobbying groups. But it is about more than this. It also teases out how conservative-corporate mobilization has fostered epochal shifts in the American political economy: the decline of unions, party polarization, and the skyrocketing concentration of wealth. State Capture will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding contemporary American politics"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-342) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART I: The Evolution of ALEC: A Corporate-Conservative Anchor Across the States -- Chapter 1: "The Most Dangerously Effective Organization": A Smart ALEC is Born -- Chapter 2: Policy Plagiarism: A Window into ALEC's Reach Across the U.S. States -- Chapter 3: An Easy A with ALEC: ALEC's Appeal for State Legislators -- Chapter 4: "A Great Investment": ALEC's Appeal for Big Business -- · PART II: The Right-Wing Troika and its Foes -- Chapter 5: A Little Help from Their Friends: Introducing the Right-Wing Troika -- Chapter 6: Transforming the Nation One State at a Time: The Right-Wing Troika and State Policy -- Chapter 7: "Feisty Chihuahuas Versus a Big Gorilla": Why Left-Wing Efforts to Counter the Troika Have Floundered -- Conclusion: State Capture and American Democracy -- Appendices -- Works Cited
主題 Conservatism -- United States -- States
U.S. States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
State governments -- United States
Business and politics -- United States -- States
Americans for Prosperity (Organization)
American Legislative Exchange Council
State Policy Network (Organization)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. bisacsh
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