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Waltman, Jerold L. 1945-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 8,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: HD4918, 331.230973
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Most widely held works by Jerold L Waltman
The case for the living wage by Jerold L Waltman( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societies have always struggled to determine what is right in providing for those at the low end of the economic spectrum; now that America has seen an enormous gulf open between those with the most and those with the least, the question becomes a campaign issue and a frame for how we define America's values. What is the difference between a minimum wage and a living wage, a fair wage and a just wage? How are they the same and how do they differ?Citing case studies and statistical analyses, the author explores the root causes of inequality and poverty, and compares efforts in the United States and the UK to address those problems. He considers what the principal religions have to say about poverty and inequality, and traces the evolution of the "just wage" tradition. In a review of American policy, he shows that the idea of a living wage was central to policy initiatives promoted by early advocates of the welfare state. In the wake of clear failures of the welfare system as it now stands, he urges we focus our attention again on the living wage, a promising instrument for economic justice and a means of contributing to general prosperity as well. "Material conditions in America make it appealing to people the world over, and anything we do to make it a better place makes it more so. But that is fulfilling our history, from the Puritan wish to "build a city on a hill" forward. Should we reject expanding freedom of speech or building better schools because that might attract more immigrants? No. And we need to adopt a living wage for everyone who works in this country." Jerold Waltman is a professor of political science at Baylor University. He is the author of four previous books, including The Politics of the Minimum Wage (2000), and the editor of three others. His articles have also appeared in a number of professional journals along with magazines and newspapers
Minimum wage policy in Great Britain and the United States by Jerold L Waltman( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing wage policies and the political ideas that underlie them, including the irony of an Iraq funding bill leading to a minimum wage increase, this book compares not only Federal but State minimum wage policies and those of Britain as well. Going beyond the debate on public expenditure programs, the author examines the future of the "welfare state"? not from a perspective of entitlement but of citizenship in a public polity
Religious free exercise and contemporary American politics : the saga of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 by Jerold L Waltman( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Free Exercise and Contemporary American Politics<lt;lt;/span>gt;gt; explains why the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) had to undergo a major metamorphosis in order to win approval. The book uses this episode as a window onto the dynamics of modern constitutional politics, specifically the constitutional politics of free exercise.<lt;lt;br />gt;gt;<lt;lt;br />gt;gt;The book argues that, although free exercise of religion remains an important value in American politics, it has been severely buffeted by both liberal individualism and identity politics. The former equates religious 8220;choice8221; with all other types of choices one makes in life, the latter sees religious identity as equivalent to racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual orientation identities. These two views coalesced in the late 1990s to force major modifications in the proposed Religious Liberty Protection Act, succeeding in limiting its reach only to prisoners and land use disputes.<lt;lt;br />gt;gt;<lt;lt;br />gt;gt;Written in an accessible manner for students of politics and religion as well as constitutional politics and law, the book offers a unique perspective on religious freedom in American politics
Political origins of the U.S. income tax by Jerold L Waltman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of the minimum wage by Jerold L Waltman( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Positioning the minimum wage as a fulcrum for the most basic conflict underlying America's unique combination of democracy and a market economy, The Politics of the Minimum Wage shows how a defense of the minimum wage built on a communal sense of responsibility rests on a strong tradition of civic republicanism and strengthens the hope for a truly democratic society."--Jacket
The Political role of law courts in modern democracies( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemmas of change in British politics by Donley T Studlar( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress, the Supreme Court, and religious liberty : the case of City of Boerne v. Flores by Jerold L Waltman( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the landmark case City of Boerne v. Flores, the Supreme Court struck down a major federal statute--the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. This decision raised questions not only about religious freedom in America, but also about federalism and separation of powers. Using the narrative framework of a tense dispute that divided a small Texas town, Waltman offers the first book-length analysis of the constitutional jurisprudence involved in the passage of the act. Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty shows how this case and others like it stimulated and advanced an intense legal debate still ongoing today: Can and should the Supreme Court be the exclusive interpreter of the Constitution?"--Provided by publisher
Political economy : public policies in the United States and Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principled judicial restraint : a case against activism by Jerold L Waltman( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many Americans believe that judicial activism is standard procedure on the modern Supreme Court. Political scientist Jerold Waltman asserts that justices routinely call for restraint when they disagree with specific majority decisions, but they then blithely abandon that position when it suits their purposes. Such calls for restraint are therefore unprincipled. In response, many people have argued that the Court should adopt a more restrained posture across the board, usually appealing to one of two ideas: the inherently undemocratic character of the Supreme Court or the likelihood that the Court is damaging its legitimacy by wading into so many controversial political issues. This book contends that what is sorely needed is a revised{u2014}actually a resurrected{u2014}constitutional theory that will delegitimize activism, or at least most of it, whether of the liberal or conservative variety. -- Back cover
Copying other nations' policies : two American case studies by Jerold L Waltman( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American government : politics and citizenship by Jerold L Waltman( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritarianism and the Catholic Church in Latin America by Amy E Edmonds( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research examines the relationship between the Catholic Church and the military regimes in Latin America in the latter half of the twentieth century. Although prevailing theories explain church behavior regarding authoritarianism in reference to Protestant competition, I argue that church opposition is best explained by institutional arrangements in two ways. First, whether the church opposes authoritarianism is contingent on the degree of institutional autonomy the church possesses. Secondly, the strength of the opposition depends upon the presence of structural carriers, which are institutions connecting the church to society. The cases of Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay are examined through a historical institutionalist lens to test these hypotheses. Findings from these historical case studies indicate that both institutional autonomy and structural carriers are necessary for opposition. Ultimately, this study sheds light on the question of why religious institutions operate in varying ways in similar political contexts. It is also a contribution to the "path dependent model," which posits that the history of institutional arrangements serves as a strong influence on contemporary institutional behavior
Linkage politics and public policy: an analysis of the American social security and income tax adoptions testing for the possible effects of diffusion by Jerold L Waltman( )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious liberty through the lens of textualism and a Living Constitution : the First Amendment Establishment Clause interpretations of Justices William Brennan, Jr. and Antonin Scalia by Gregory O Nies( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines how the jurisprudential visions of United States Supreme Court Justices William Brennan, Jr. and Antonin Scalia guide their interpretations of the First Amendment Establishment Clause. The paper begins by examining Establishment Clause basics, the United States legal system and judicial philosophies, and Establishment Clause jurisprudential history. The elusive search for a standard Establishment Clause interpretation in modern jurisprudence is examined through an analysis of the linear historical view and the practitioner's categorical view. It is argued that the single most important factor in determining an overall jurisprudential philosophy is ones method of interpretation. Accordingly, the primary methods of constitutional interpretation, originalism, textualism and the Living Constitution method are examined. Justice Brennan's and Justice Scalia's jurisprudential visions are examined generally, and in the context of their Establishment Clause jurisprudence. The paper concludes that both justices have consistently applied their widely different but principled jurisprudential visions when interpreting the Establishment Clause
The politics of policy borrowing by David Brian Robertson( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The case for the living wage by Jerold L Waltman( Recording )

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

This well-documented brief demonstrates that both poverty and excessive economic inequality are inimical to the maintenance of a healthy republic, and notes that providing a living wage is not only fair, but is superior to any other public policy such as cash transfers (or the Earned Income Tax Credit) in the effort to fight poverty.-http://www.booksinprint.com
 
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The case for the living wage
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Minimum wage policy in Great Britain and the United StatesReligious free exercise and contemporary American politics : the saga of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000The politics of the minimum wageThe Political role of law courts in modern democracies
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Waltman, Jerold L.

Waltman, Jerold L. 1945-

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English (96)