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Beer, Samuel H. (Samuel Hutchison) 1911-2009

Overview
Works: 77 works in 414 publications in 3 languages and 10,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: HX39.5, 335.422
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Most widely held works about Samuel H Beer
 
Most widely held works by Samuel H Beer
Patterns of government; the major political systems of Europe by Samuel H Beer( Book )

62 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British politics in the collectivist age by Samuel H Beer( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To make a nation : the rediscovery of American federalism by Samuel H Beer( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyndon Johnson heralded a "new federalism," as did Ronald Reagan. It was left to the public to puzzle out what such a proclamation, coming from both ends of the political spectrum, could possibly mean. Of one thing we can be certain: theories of federalism, in whatever form they take, are still shaping our nation. The origin of these theories - what they meant to history and how they apply to day - becomes clear in this book by one of our most distinguished writers on political thought. The great English republicans of the seventeenth century appear in this story along with their American descendants, who took the European idea of a federal republic and recast it as new and unique. Samuel Beer's extraordinary knowledge of European political thought, displayed especially in discussions of Thomas Aquinas and James Harrington, allows him to show at every turn the historical precedents and the originality of American federalism in theory and practice. In deft comparisons with Hume, Burke, Blackstone, and Montesquieu, the familiar figures of Madison and Hamilton emerge with new substance and depth, while some who would seem fully known by now, such as Ben Franklin, reveal unsuspected dimensions, and others, such as James Wilson, are lifted from obscurity. Beer uses this history to highlight the contrast between the nation-centered federalism of the framers of the Constitution and the state-centered federalism of its opponents. His concern is not only with historical origins but, more important, with a conflict of ideas which reaches far into our history and continues on to this day. The result is the clearest articulation ever given of the provenance and purpose of the ideas of nationalism and federalism in American political philosophy. A masterpiece of historical and political analysis, this book provides an innovative interpretive framework for understanding democracy and the American Constitution
Modern British politics : parties and pressure groups in the collectivist age by Samuel H Beer( Book )

64 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New American political system by Anthony King( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is new in this second version of AEI's all-time best seller, which brings coverage of the vital trends in American political life up to the present. This volume includes chapters by distinguished new contributors - James W. Ceaser on political parties, Charles O. Jones on the presidency, Richard P. Nathan on federalism, Nelson W. Polsby on Congress, Robert H. Salisbury on interest groups, Martin P. Wattenberg on the electorate, and Aaron Wildavsky on rival cultures. Martin Shapiro gives his insights into the Supreme Court, and Austin Ranney discusses broadcasting and the new politics. The editor of the volume, Anthony King, provides an overview
Britain against itself : the political contradictions of collectivism by Samuel H Beer( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasury control; the co-ordination of financial and economic policy in Great Britain by Samuel H Beer( Book )

42 editions published between 1956 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State and the poor by Samuel H Beer( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of reason by Samuel H Beer( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: BeerSamuel H.: Samuel H. Beer was the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics at Boston College
Welfare reform : a race to the bottom?( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection presents research contributing to the ongoing debate over welfare reform in the 1990s, especially since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Some chapters argue that the law will lead states to restrict benefits out of fear of becoming "welfare magnets." Other chapters assert that no such shift is taking place. Still others point to evidence that states are experimenting and serving as "laboratories of democracy." And others suggest that none of these positions captures the complexities of welfare reform. The work behind several contributions supported arguments (on either side) in a Supreme Court case about welfare argued in January 1999"--Jacket
The British political system by Samuel H Beer( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern political development by Samuel H Beer( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in the mid-twentieth century; problems and prospects by Mo.) Washington University (Saint Louis( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Communist manifesto : a modern edition by Karl Marx( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times
The Communist manifesto by Karl Marx( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federalism, making the system work( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A constitution for the socialist commonwealth of Great Britain by Sidney Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of party government in Britain and the United States, 1945-1996 by Samuel H Beer( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern political parties; approaches to comparative politics by Sigmund Neumann( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Communist manifesto - Marx and Engels by Samuel H Beer( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To make a nation : the rediscovery of American federalism
Alternative Names
Beer, Samuel.

Beer, Samuel 1911-

Beer, Samuel H.

Beer, Samuel H. 1911-

Beer, Samuel H. 1911-2009

Beer, Samuel H. (Samuel Hutchison), 1911-

Beer, Samuel Hutchinson

Beer, Samuel Hutchison

Beer, Samuel Hutchison 1911-

Beer, Samuel Hutchison 1911-2009

Samuel Beer American specialist on politics of the United Kingdom

Samuel Beer Amerikaans politicoloog (1911-2009)

Languages
English (328)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Modern British politics : parties and pressure groups in the collectivist ageBritain against itself : the political contradictions of collectivismWelfare reform : a race to the bottom?The Communist manifesto : a modern editionThe Communist manifestoThe Communist manifesto - Marx and Engels