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Shafer, Byron E.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 138 publications in 4 languages and 9,021 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Byron E Shafer
The end of Southern exceptionalism : class, race, and partisan change in the postwar South by Byron E Shafer( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of Southern politics after World War II changed the political life not just of this distinctive region, but of the entire nation. Until now, the critical shift in Southern political allegiance from Democratic to Republican has been explained, by scholars and journalists, as a white backlash to the civil rights revolution. In this myth-shattering book, Byron Shafer and Richard Johnston refute that view, one stretching all the way back to V.O. Key in his classic book Southern Politics. The true story is instead one of dramatic class reversal, beginning in the 1950s and pulling everything else in its wake. Where once the poor voted Republican and the rich Democrat, that pattern reversed, as economic development became the engine of Republican gains. Racial desegregation, never far from the heart of the story, often applied the brakes to these gains rather than fueling them. - Publisher
Quiet revolution : the struggle for the Democratic Party and the shaping of post-reform politics by Byron E Shafer( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partisan approaches to postwar American politics by Byron E Shafer( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibby addresses the radical transformation of party organizations from weak confederacies to modern bureaucracies with a national strategy; William G. Mayer surveys the subtle and complicated shifts in public loyalties that underlie the era's changing patterns of mass partisanship; and Harold F. Bass, Jr. chronicles remarkable developments in the partisan rules that set the conditions of participation for all actors in the electoral system
Present discontents : American politics in the very late twentieth century by Byron E Shafer( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bifurcated politics : evolution and reform in the national party convention by Byron E Shafer( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and German and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: At once, this book provides us with an intelligent and closely argued analysis of the causes of the declining role of nominating conventions, an overall theoretical concept that ties together its main argument (the notion of bifurcated politics), and an analysis of the larger fabric of contemporary American politics as seen through the 'window' of the convention. An ambitious and comprehensive guide to the protean world of presidential selection. Bifurcated Politics is a fresh and penetrating examination of the national party convention during four decades of fundamental change in the party system. With striking skill and insight, Shafer has written an exemplary institutional analysis, moving from the interplay of altered environmental forces and deliberate 'reform' to the ascendancy of organized interests and of the mass media inherent in the weakening political parties. Above all, the book looks at the convention and through it to the changing national politics surrounding it--a rare and valuable contribution to understanding and to constructive reflection. Byron Shafer has achieved the improbable: this new work of intellectually exciting scholarship excels his landmark Quiet Revolution. A brilliant case study of how purposive political action brings about unintended political and social consequences
The End of realignment? : interpreting American electoral eras( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is America different? : a new look at American exceptionalism( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contesting democracy : substance and structure in American political history, 1775-2000( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of American politics( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential politics : readings on nominations and elections( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two majorities and the puzzle of modern American politics by Byron E Shafer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two majorities : the issue context of modern American politics by Byron E Shafer( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwar politics in the G-7 : orders and eras in comparative perspective( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwar Politics in the G-7 provides a condensed introduction to the politics of each of the seven nations, focusing on the main political events of the last fifty years and the factors that shaped the ways each country handled those events. By presenting these accounts in a precisely parallel fashion, this volume highlights similarities and differences among the nations. Concluding chapters reassemble these comparisons for all seven of the nations together. Among the most interesting findings are the rise of an activist politics, the continuing influential role of electoral systems, and the presence of divided governance nearly everywhere. Such a carefully constructed interpretation of postwar politics highlights potentially critical elements and provides comparative insights that are essential for understanding the Group of Seven nations
The American political pattern : stability and change, 1932-2016 by Byron E Shafer( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in a time of hyper political polarization that makes governing extremely difficult. How did we get here? In this book Byron Shafer explores American politics from 1932 to the present to understand the underlying patterns of American politics and how changes in these patterns have affected policymaking. He divides American politics since 1932 into four periods. He argues that American politics during this time can be examined by looking at changes in the balance between the political parties; ideological polarization (or the distance on policy issues between contending forces); and substantive conflict over policy. These are set in the context of external demands for government action (i.e. depression, war, civil rights) as well as the institutions of American government (separation of powers and federalism) that structure how groups compete over government policy"--
The American public mind : the issues structure of mass politics in the postwar United States by William J. M Claggett( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the real nature of substantive conflict in mass politics during the postwar years in the United States? How is it reflected in the American public mind? And how does this issue structure shape electoral conflict? William J.M. Claggett and Byron E. Shafer answer by developing measures of public preference in four great policy realms - social welfare, international relations, civil rights, and cultural values - for the entire period between 1952 and 2004. They use these to identify the issues that were moving the voting public at various points in time, while revealing the way in which public preferences shaped the structure of electoral politics. What results is the restoration of policy substance to the center of mass politics in the United States
The changing structure of American politics : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 27 January 1986 by Byron E Shafer( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The party reformed : reform politics in the Democratic Party, 1968-1972 by Byron E Shafer( )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meiguo min yi : zhan hou Meiguo min zhong de zheng zhi hua ti gou cheng (1952~2004) by William J. M Claggett( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American political landscape by Byron E Shafer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Social scientists and campaign strategists approach voting behavior from opposite poles. Reconciling these rival camps through a merger of precise statistics and hard-won election experience, The American Political Landscape presents a full-scale analysis of U.S. electoral politics over the last quarter-century. Byron Shafer and Richard Spady explain how factors not usually considered hard data, such as latent attitudes and personal preferences, interact to produce an indisputably solid result: the final tally of votes. Pundits and pollsters usually boil down U.S. elections to a stark choice between Democrat and Republican. Shafer and Spady explore the significance of a third possibility: not voting at all. Voters can and do form coalitions based on specific issues, so that simple party identification does not determine voter turnout or ballot choices. Deploying a new method that quantifiably maps the distribution of political attitudes in the voting population, the authors describe an American electoral landscape in flux during the period from 1984 to 2008. The old order, organized by economic values, ceded ground to a new one in which cultural and economic values enjoy equal prominence. This realignment yielded election outcomes that contradicted the prevailing wisdom about the importance of ideological centrism. Moderates have fared badly in recent contests as Republican and Democratic blocs have drifted further apart. Shafer and Spady find that persisting links between social backgrounds and political values tend to empty the ideological center while increasing the clout of the ideologically committed."--Publisher's Web site
Náboženství ve starověkém Egyptě : bohové, mýty a náboženská praxe by John Baines( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The end of Southern exceptionalism : class, race, and partisan change in the postwar South
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Partisan approaches to postwar American politicsPresent discontents : American politics in the very late twentieth centuryBifurcated politics : evolution and reform in the national party conventionThe End of realignment? : interpreting American electoral erasIs America different? : a new look at American exceptionalismContesting democracy : substance and structure in American political history, 1775-2000The state of American politicsThe two majorities and the puzzle of modern American politics
Alternative Names
Shafer, B. E.

Shafer, Byron E.

Shafer, Byron Edwin.

Languages
English (135)

Chinese (1)

Czech (1)

German (1)