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作者 VanderMeer, Philip R., 1947-
書名 Burton Barr : political leadership and the transformation of Arizona / Philip R. VanderMeer ; foreword by Alfredo Gutierrez
出版項 Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9780816530571 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780816531950 (pbk.)
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 近史所郭廷以圖書館  B 328.73092 V237    在架上    30550100616802
說明 xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "Politics, like poker, requires timing and risk, and Burton Barr of Arizona knew it. The deal maker of Arizona politics would say, 'You gotta know when to hold them.' For more than two decades, Barr played his political cards with skill as he led Arizona through an era of enormous growth and success. Considered perhaps the most influential person in Arizona's political development, Burton Barr represented north central Phoenix in the Arizona House of Representatives for the twenty-two years from 1964 to 1986. As the Republican House Majority Leader for twenty of those years, he left his fingerprints on every major piece of legislation during those decades, covering such issues as air pollution, health care for indigents, school aid, the tax code, prison reform, child care, groundwater management, and freeway funding. Burton Barr's political life unfolded during the very time his state and region shifted from being outliers to trendsetters. His choices in policy making and his leadership style were both an outcome and a creator of his sociopolitical environment. Arizona politics in the 1960s and '70s was a rich brew of key elements, a time when the economy was being transformed, the nature and distribution of populations shifted, partisan politics were in flux, and the very lifeblood of the West--water--was being contested under increasing pressures of usage and depletion. How Barr successfully responded to those challenges is the story of Arizona's development during those years. At the heart of it, Barr's political life and personality are inextricably bound up with the life of the West"-- Provided by publisher
"Arizona House Majority Leader Burton Barr's leadership style not only illuminated his personality and ideas, but also explained the larger political development of Arizona. Barr's career is instructive because of his considerable success, the criticism it engendered, and the forces he contested, all taking place during an era of significant change"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Foreword / by Senator Alfredo Gutierrez -- Prologue: Understanding Burton Barr : Biography, Leadership, and the Transformation of Western Politics -- Burton Barr -- History and Biography -- Political Leadership -- Parties, Principles, and Pragmatism -- The Context: The West and Western Politics -- The Impact of Western Politics and Politicians -- The West, Arizona, and Burton Barr -- 1. Making the Man and Raising the Barr -- 2. Making a Life : Businessman, Peacetime Soldier, and Family Life -- 3. A Beginning Politician and a Changing Political World -- 4. Legislative Leadership -- 5. Burton Barr and Policy Making in Arizona -- Conclusion: Burton Barr as a Policy Maker -- 6. Leaving the Legislature and Running for Governor -- 7. An Itch to Serve : Life after the Legislature -- Essay on Sources
主題 Barr, Burton, 1917-1997
Legislators -- Arizona -- Biography
Arizona. Legislature. House of Representatives -- Majority leaders -- Biography
Republican Party (Ariz.) -- Biography
Political leadership -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century
Arizona -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Social change -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century
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