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Rockman, Bert A.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 12,763 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, ed
Classifications: JK305, 320.4040973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bert A Rockman
Do institutions matter? : government capabilities in the United States and abroad by R. Kent Weaver( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a stunning tide of democratization sweeps across much of the world, countries must cope with increasing problems of economic development, political and social integration, and greater public demand of scarce resources. The ability to respond effectively to these issues depends largely on the institutional choices of each of these newly democratizing countries. With critics of national political institutions in the United States arguing that the American separation-of-powers system promotes ineffectiveness and policy deadlock, many question whether these countries should emulate American institutions or choose parliamentary institutions instead. The essays in this book fully examine whether parliamentary government is superior to the separation-of-powers system through a direct comparison of the two. In addressing specific policy areas - such as innovation and implementation of energy policies after the oil shocks of 1970, management of societal cleavages, setting of government priorities in budgeting, representation of diffuse interests in environmental policy, and management of defense forces - the authors define capabilities that all governments need in order to respond to policy problems. Do Institutions Matter? includes case studies that bear important evidence on when and how institutions infiuence government effectiveness. The authors discover a widespread variation among parliamentary systems both in institutional arrangements and in governmental capabilities, and find that many of the failings of policy performance commonly attributed to American political institutions are in fact widely shared among western industrial countries. Moreover, they show how American political institutions inhibit some government capabilities while enhancing others. Changing American institutions to improve some aspects of governmental performance could hurt other widely valued capabilities. The authors draw important guidelines for institutional reformers while emphasizing that institutions do have predictable risks and opportunities. They caution that a balance between such risks and opportunities must first be reached before policy reformers try to change political institutions
Bureaucrats and politicians in western democracies by Joel D Aberbach( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bush presidency : first appraisals by Colin Campbell( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clinton presidency : first appraisals by Colin Campbell( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman lead a distinguished panel of political observers in analyzing the significant events of the Clinton administration's first two years and defining its catalog of successes and failures. The Clinton Presidency brings together trenchant commentary by these experts in areas including governing, management, and leadership styles; dealing with Congress, the legal system, and the federal executive; the influence of parties, interest groups, and polls; developments in domestic and foreign policy; and the outlook for the future. Recognizing the discrepancy between Clinton's policy ambitions and the constraints of his political environment, the Campbell and Rockman team generally agree that the Clinton White House has failed to meet the high expectations that many people shared upon its inauguration. As the experts provide a complex portrait of the considerable assets and equally weighty liabilities this unique politician has displayed in the early years of his presidency, their separate and occasionally contradictory appraisals do cohere to offer some more significant consensual judgments: the Clinton presidency has suffered most from lack of definition, inconsistency in decision-making processes, and wavering fidelity to the New Democrat identity established in the 1992 campaign; the lack of a strong electoral mandate, resistance by a frequently adversarial Congress, and persistent reminders of Clinton's personal character flaws have thus far thwarted his bright political potential; and the problems Clinton has incurred in managing his political resources may carry deeper implications for the American political system itself, perhaps even suggesting that frustration and divisiveness have become the norm in a climate of domestic policy polarization and global uncertainty
The Clinton legacy( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays evaluates Bill Clinton's performance as president over two terms. Concerned with the interaction between his leadership and the changing nature of the political environment, these experts offer a context for understanding the ways in which Clinton governs
The Oxford handbook of political institutions by R. A. W Rhodes( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world
The leadership question : the presidency and the American system by Bert A Rockman( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the web of politics : three decades of the U.S. federal executive by Joel D Aberbach( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researching the presidency : vital questions, new approaches( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The George W. Bush presidency : appraisals and prospects( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The George W. Bush legacy by Colin Campbell( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Publisher's Website: The George W. Bush Legacy assesses the current president's political strategy as well as his administration's policies. With his two terms marked by global tension and intense partisanship, chapter authors look at the Bush administration's efforts to influence the direction of the judiciary, expand executive power, institutionalize the 2001 tax cuts, deliver policies and appointments for favored "base" constituencies, and increase the size and reach of the national security state. Contributors also offer perspectives on the responses to the events of September 11, 2001-including the fateful decision to go to war in Iraq that has perhaps become the defining action of this presidency. Making the volume easy to use throughout a presidency course, each chapter focuses on one aspect of the Bush administration, ranging from the president's leadership style and the influence of interest groups, to the effects of public opinion and the role of the courts. This authoritative book provides measured and nuanced appraisals of the short- and long-term impact of Bush's accomplishments and failures at a particularly pivotal time in American history
Elite studies and Communist politics : essays in memory of Carl Beck by Ronald Haly Linden( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and democratic statecraft( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of fifteen original essays examines the role of political institutions in establishing democratic stability around the globe. Leading scholars survey well-established democracies, such as the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and France; relatively established democracies, such as Germany, Italy, India, and Israel; and more recently established democracies, such as Turkey, Poland, and Spain. The final chapter explores how political institutions may be connected to democracy for best performance of the political system
The Obama presidency : appraisals and prospects by Bert A Rockman( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latest volume in this classic series, Rockman, Rudalevige, and Campbell once again bring together top-notch scholars, this time to take a comprehensive look at the first two years of Barack Obama' s presidency. Assessing Obama' s political strategy, as well as his administration' s successes and setbacks, chapter authors critically examine a presidency marked by continued partisanship, major policy battles, and continued global turmoil
Presidential leadership : the vortex of power by Bert A Rockman( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agenda for excellence 2 : administering the state by B. Guy Peters( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying elite political culture : problems in design and interpretation by Bert A Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La reconstrucción gerencial del Estado : enfoques políticos sobre la "Nueva Gestión Pública"( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitt series in policy and institutional studies( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring elite political attitudes : some methodological lessons by Joel D Aberbach( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Do institutions matter? : government capabilities in the United States and abroad
Alternative Names
Rockman, Bert Alan 1943-

Languages
English (173)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Bureaucrats and politicians in western democraciesThe Clinton presidency : first appraisalsThe Clinton legacyThe Oxford handbook of political institutionsIn the web of politics : three decades of the U.S. federal executiveResearching the presidency : vital questions, new approachesThe George W. Bush presidency : appraisals and prospectsThe George W. Bush legacy