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Ceaser, James W.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 14,749 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Opponent, Other, 958
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Most widely held works about James W Ceaser
 
Most widely held works by James W Ceaser
Nature and history in American political development : a debate by James W Ceaser( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inaugural volume of the Alexis de Tocqueville Lectures, James Ceaser traces the way certain "foundational" ideas--including nature, history, and religion--have been understood and used over the course of American history. Ceaser treats these ideas as elements of political discourse that provide the ground for other political ideas, such as liberty or equality. Three critical commentators challenge Ceaser's arguments, and a spirited debate about large and enduring questions in American politics ensues
Designing a polity : America's Constitution in theory and practice by James W Ceaser( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James W. Ceaser argues for the continuing central role of the Founding within the study of American government. Drawing on essays published over the past 10 years, extensively updated and revised to reflect current politics, Ceaser engages the Founding Fathers, particularly James Madison, emphasizes Alexis de Tocqueville as a model of political inquiry, critiques current and recent theorists such as Richard Rorty and Jacques Derrida, and explores the varieties of contemporary conservative thought. --from publisher description
Epic journey : the 2008 elections and American politics by James W Ceaser( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With President George W. Bush's approval ratings at record lows, the 2008 election was a contest that Democrats were predicted to win. And with Barack Obama's victory over John McCain, they did. But it was the highly unlikely journey to this likely destination that set this presidential election apart from others. As they have every four years since 1992, James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch once again provide the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the presidential election. Joined on this book by John J. Pitney, Jr., the authors chronicle the epic journey -culminating in the election of the first African American president- of a group of extraordinary candidates and a nation
The perfect tie : the true story of the 2000 presidential election by James W Ceaser( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the 2000 national election and its implications on American politics and society, discussing the election process, campaigns, policy issues, and electoral reform
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought by James W Ceaser( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With wit and passion, Ceaser traces the origins of the negative images of America, beginning with French scientists in the middle of the eighteenth century who viewed the country as a land of racial and physical degeneracy, and continuing with German thinkers from Hegel to Nietzsche, Spengler, and Heidegger, who viewed America as culturally inferior and a technological wasteland. Ceaser puts these critics of America in a dialogue with the country's defenders - among them Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Leo Strauss. By revealing the sources of the hostility to America, Ceaser undermines the position of its present attackers. He contends that only if we reassert political science rather than cultural and literary criticism as the proper intellectual discipline for directing politics will we free the real America from the symbolic America and vindicate its name
Presidential selection : theory and development by James W Ceaser( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on conservative politics in the United Kingdom and the United States : still soul mates? by Mark McNaught( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collective work compares US and UK conservative thought in the areas of the meaning of rights, foreign policy mission, the role of religious activism within their respective party politics, and the impact of the current economic crisis on conservative economic orthodoxy. Intended both for political scientists and the general public, it is hoped this work will add to the understanding of what constitutes conservatism, and help reveal the common strands of thought which unite them
Reforming the reforms : a critical analysis of the presidential selection process by James W Ceaser( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red over blue : the 2004 elections and American politics by James W Ceaser( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From moral values to weapons of mass destruction, from exit polls to Swift Boat Veterans, from red states to blue states, the 2004 Presidential election left an indelible mark on American politics. In Red over Blue: The 2004 Election and American Politics, James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch go beyond headlines and soundbites to explore the events, outcomes, and effects of the most recent exercise in American democracy. Beginning with an analysis of George W. Bush's first term and continuing through the primaries, general election, and aftermath, the authors share their insight and analysis through a clear and engaging narrative. Ceaser & Busch also look beyond the Presidential contest to examine important house, senate and gubernatorial races, as well as controversial state initiatives that played an important role in the 2004 election season. Building on Ceaser & Busch's studies of the 1992, 1996, and 2000 elections, this volume is essential reading for courses in American Government, Campaigns and Elections, and Presidential Politics, as well as for any American interested in the real and lasting importance of the 2004 elections. -- Amazon.com
Upside down and inside out : the 1992 elections and American politics by James Wilbur Ceaser( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the presidential nominating process for the Republican and Democratic parties, the Perot campaign, and the presidential and Congressional elections
Losing to win : the 1996 elections and American politics by James W Ceaser( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics at the turn of the century by Arthur Melzer( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Democracy reconsidered by Elizabeth Kaufer Busch( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy Reconsidered provides an enlightening study of democracy in America's post-modern context. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and Peter Augustine Lawler explore some of the foundational principles of democracy as they have been borne out in American society. The essays included in this volume examine the lessons that novelists, philosophers, and political theorists have for democratic societies as they progress towards postmodern skepticism or even disbelief in the absolute principles that form the foundation of democracies
After hope and change : the 2012 elections and American politics by James W Ceaser( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As they have every four years since 1992, James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch--joined in 2008 by John J. Pitney Jr.--once again provide the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election, including the presidential nomination process and election and congressional elections. As always Ceaser, Busch, and Pitney combine a concise account of the elections as well as its broader context for American politics and institutions. The 2012 election was the culmination of the most expensive campaign battle in the history of politics. President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney fought a grueling ground-war for the hearts and minds of American voters, but there was far more that went into determining the outcome of this election than two men on stage. Demographic shifts, the skyward rise of social media's political relevance and shocking developments on shores both foreign and domestic ultimately led Barack Obama back to the White House for a second term as President, leaving people around the world anxiously wondering what might lie ahead for America after hope and change."--Publisher's website
Liberal democracy and political science by James W Ceaser( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do political scientists in a liberal democracy bear a special responsibility that goes beyond their academic pursuits? In Liberal Democracy and Political Science James W. Ceaser, a well-known scholar of American political parties and the presidency, argues that they do, and he challenges colleagues and students to re-examine what they do as political scientists." "Ceaser begins with the observation that liberal democracy is a compound of two elements not easily wed -- constitutionalism and republicanism. As such, it has a problem maintaining itself. The role of political science, he argues, is to perform the "superintending function" of keeping these parts together. Ceaser shows how traditional political science -- an amalgam of historical sociology, a general political science of regimes, and a specific political science of different countries -- once provided a foundation for performing this function. He then describes the failings of contemporary political science, both predicative and what Ceaser calls the "new normativism," in this regard. What is needed, Ceaser argues, is a reconstruction of political science that borrows freely from both past and present-day practice." "Ceaser concludes with a case study that puts his theory to work -- an analysis of the susceptibility of our political culture to the influence of intellectuals and to contemporary critics of the Constitution. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Politics in Britain and the United States : comparative perspectives by Richard Hodder-Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proportional representation in Presidential nominating politics by Paul Theodore David( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the proportional representation in presidential nominating politics. Although it includes a case study of Virginia's experience in 1976, it ranges beyond the boundaries of the Commonwealth
Defying the odds : the 2016 elections and American politics by James W Ceaser( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitterness and joy, outrage and satisfaction, shame and pride, escapes to safe places and displays of celebration - these were just a few of the conflicting reactions that greeted the election of Donald Trump. One point, however, is beyond dispute: Donald Trump defied the odds, whether set by bookmakers, political pundits, or even pollsters. In this book [the authors] review the race for the presidency and congressional and state elections through the short lens of politics today and the long lens of American political history. At the core of the 2016 election, they seek to understand and explain the different reasons for Trump's success at each stage of the campaign.--Back cover
Election reform : politics and policy( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Election Reform: Politics and Policy is the definitive work on the manner in which policymakers responded to the crisis that emerged from the 2000 presidential election. Editors Daniel Palazzolo and James Ceaser address two fundamental questions: How did the states and Congress respond to the problems in election law and administration that became apparent in the 2000 election? What factors explain the variety of ways in which different states responded? The book includes a theoretical framework for explaining election reform, an account of the Help America Vote Act, and in-depth studies of election law reform in eleven selected states. Anyone interested in the election crisis of 2000 and in the lessons learned from a major transformation of our electoral institutions will find this book essential reading. The book also contributes to the academic literature on policy innovation in the United States. -- Amazon.com
American government : origins, institutions, & public policy by James W Ceaser( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nature and history in American political development : a debate
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Designing a polity : America's Constitution in theory and practiceEpic journey : the 2008 elections and American politicsThe perfect tie : the true story of the 2000 presidential electionReconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thoughtPresidential selection : theory and developmentRed over blue : the 2004 elections and American politicsUpside down and inside out : the 1992 elections and American politicsLosing to win : the 1996 elections and American politics
Alternative Names
Ceaser James

Ceaser, James Wilbur

Ceaser, James Wilbur 1946-

シーザー, ジェームズ・W

Languages
English (185)

Chinese (2)