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Williamson, Vanessa

Works: 12 works in 50 publications in 3 languages and 2,672 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Music  Songs  Excerpts  Masses  Documentary films  Christmas music  Sacred music 
Roles: Author, Singer
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by Vanessa Williamson
The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism by Theda Skocpol( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli delivered a dramatic rant against Obama administration programs to shore up the plunging housing market. Invoking the Founding Fathers and ridiculing "losers" who could not pay their mortgages, Santelli called for "Tea Party" protests. Over the next two years, conservative activists took to the streets and airways, built hundreds of local Tea Party groups, and weighed in with votes and money to help right-wing Republicans win electoral victories in 2010. In this study, the author, a political scientists, and co-author go beyond the inevitable photos of protesters in Colonial costumes and tricorn hats and knee breeches to provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to "big government" entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving "freeloaders" including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young. At the national level, Tea Party elites and funders leverage grassroots energy to further longstanding goals such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation of business, and privatization of the very same Social Security and Medicare programs on which many grassroots Tea Partiers depend. Elites and grassroots are nevertheless united in hatred of Barack Obama and determination to push the Republican Party sharply to the right. This book combines portraits of local Tea Party members and chapters with an overarching analysis of the movement's rise, impact, and likely fate. The paperback edition will be updated to bring the discussion up to the present, including the Republican Presidential primary race in early 2012
Read my lips : why Americans are proud to pay taxes by Vanessa Williamson( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates that Americans view taxpaying as a civic responsibility and a moral obligation. Americans see being a taxpayer as a role worthy of pride and respect, a sign that one is a contributing member of the community and the nation. For this reason, the belief that many Americans are not paying their share is deeply corrosive to the social fabric. The widespread misperception that immigrants, the poor, and working-class families pay little or no taxes substantially reduces public support for progressive spending programs and undercuts the political standing of low-income people. At the same time, the belief that the wealthy pay less than their share diminishes confidence that the political process represents most people. --From publisher description
From the bargaining table to the ballot box : political effects of right to work laws by James Feigenbaum( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor unions play a central role in the Democratic party coalition, providing candidates with voters, volunteers, and contributions, as well as lobbying policymakers. Has the sustained decline of organized labor hurt Democrats in elections and shifted public policy? We use the enactment of right-to-work laws-which weaken unions by removing agency shop protections-to estimate the effect of unions on politics from 1980 to 2016. Comparing counties on either side of a state and right-to-work border to causally identify the effects of the state laws, we find that right-to-work laws reduce Democratic Presidential vote shares by 3.5 percentage points. We find similar effects in US Senate, US House, and Gubernatorial races, as well as on state legislative control. Turnout is also 2 to 3 percentage points lower in right-to-work counties after those laws pass. We next explore the mechanisms behind these effects, finding that right-to-work laws dampen organized labor campaign contributions to Democrats and that potential Democratic voters are less likely to be contacted to vote in right-to-work states. The weakening of unions also has large downstream effects both on who runs for office and on state legislative policy. Fewer working class candidates serve in state legislatures and Congress, and state policy moves in a more conservative direction following the passage of right-to-work laws
The Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in Latin and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July 1962 (Haydn), July 1966 (Vivaldi), Chapel of King's College Cambridge
Autumn sequence : the music of Douglas Steele and his circle( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tea Party by Theda Skocpol( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Dienst am Gemeinwohl Mittelweg 36, Zeitschrift des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung, Heft 5/2012( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of open government : assessing the evidence by Vanessa Williamson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews the empirical and theoretical literature examining the international impact of open government, and offers recommendations for policymakers and an agenda for further research on the subject. In Section I, we define the scope of our analysis, explaining what we mean by the question, "does open government work?" Here, and throughout the report, we employ a broad definition of open government, focusing on three governance processes that allow the perspectives, needs, and rights of citizens—including the most marginalized—to be addressed. They are (1) initiatives to increase transparency; (2) interventions intended to expand public engagement and participation; and (3) efforts to improve responsiveness and accountability. By whether open government "works" or is "effective," we mean interventions that the evidence shows cause critical improvement in people's lives (e.g. by improving health care, reducing corruption, increasing voting rates, and so on). From an analysis of hundreds of reports, articles, and peer-reviewed academic studies discussing the effectiveness of particular programs, we derive in Section II six features of open government programs that give these reforms the highest likelihood of success. These points can be expressed as a series of questions that we argue proponents of such programs should pose. Turning finally to the agenda for further research, in Section III we find that policy evaluation has become substantially more sophisticated in recent years but that crucial gaps remain
Paying Taxes: Understanding Americans' Tax Attitudes by Vanessa Williamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines American attitudes about taxation. Surveys and interviews shed new light on how Americans think about four fundamental questions: Should one pay taxes, and if so, how much? Who pays their fair share of taxes in America, and who does not? Where should tax money go? How well do we decide how to spend tax money? In considering these four questions, my respondents talked about their feelings of fellowship with others in the political community; their doubts about the quality of their representation in government, and their beliefs about the extent to which work is fairly rewarded. But they could not always identify the tax policies that would enact their values and ideals. They suffered from certain systematic misperceptions that are reinforced both by media discourses and by the day-to-day experience of taxpaying. As a result, their policy preferences are an imperfect mirror of the interests they hold. Specifically, while they see taxpaying as a moral commitment to the community, they tend to underrate the tax contributions made by the poor--a mistake that is reinforced by the taxpaying process. At the same time, the respondents take income tax filing as an annual reminder that government operates beyond the comprehension of average Americans and for the benefit of the wealthy few. Finally, though most they believe the rich need to pay more in taxes, their experiences of the tax system leave them misinformed about the tax reforms that would achieve this end
Interspecies Exchange Mutagenesis of the First Epidermal Growth Factor-Like Domain of Coagulation Factor VII by Vanessa Williamson( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A high degreee of structural and sequence homology exists between the EGF -1 domains of the vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors, as well as between the EGF-1 domains of individual vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors from various species. Through studies of protein evolution it has been determined the conserved amino acid residues observed are essential for protein structure while the variable residues have been implicated in specific protein-protein interactions. In the case of FVII, this interaction is the high affinity binding of its cofactor, TF, which initiates the extrinsic pathway of coagulation. 43% of the contact area of the FVII molecule in the FVIIa•TF complex is located within the FVII EGF-1 domain. A series of human FVII variants have been constructed in which the EGF-1 domain has been exchanged, either in its entirety or as single amino acid substitutions, with that of the mouse or rabbit. These species were chosen as it had previously been shown that plasma from mouse or rabbit, when combined with human TF, was able to clot at a significantly greater rate than homologous human plasma. We hypothesized that through these exchanges it might be possible to generate a human FVII variant with increased TF binding. Of the FVII variants generated, 2 human FVII point mutants have shown an increased affinity for human TF after transient expression. A75D and T83K exhibited TF binding at 200% and 150%, respectively, of that seen with wild-type human FVII. Both A75D and T83K exhibited clotting and amidolytic activity that was proportionally increased, with respect to TF binding. Computer-generated structures of these variants predict an additional hydrogen bond between the FVII and TF molecules likely to be responsible for the increased TF affinity in the T83K mutant. Intramolecular forces within the FVII molecule are predicted to have caused a conformational change with the A75D mutation which has lead to its increased TF binding. The greater affinity for
The Messiah (highlights) by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism
English (47)

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