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Shafer, Byron E.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 131 publications in 4 languages and 8,964 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK2261, 320.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Byron E Shafer
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 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The End of realignment? : interpreting American electoral eras( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: ShaferByron E.: Byron E. Shafer is Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Chair of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Is America different? : a new look at American exceptionalism( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of Southern exceptionalism : class, race, and partisan change in the postwar South by Byron E Shafer( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 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
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 418 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 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential politics : readings on nominations and elections( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of American politics( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 406 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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 369 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 350 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 public mind : the issues structure of mass politics in the postwar United States by William J. M Claggett( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 274 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
Partisan approaches to postwar American politics by Byron E Shafer( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 213 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
The American political pattern : stability and change, 1932-2016 by Byron E Shafer( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Politicians are polarized. Public opinion is volatile. Government is gridlocked. Or so journalists and pundits constantly report. But where are we, really, in modern American politics, and how did we get there? Those are the questions that Byron E. Shafer aims to answer in The American Political Pattern. Looking at the state of American politics at diverse points over the past eighty years, the book draws a picture, broad in scope yet precise in detail, of our political system in the modern era. It is a picture of stretches of political stability, but also, even more, of political change, one that goes a long way toward explaining how shifting factors alter the content of public policy and the character of American politicking. Shafer divides the modern world into four distinct periods: the High New Deal (1932-1938), the Late New Deal (1939-1968), the Era of Divided Government (1969-1992), and the Era of Partisan Volatility (1993-2016). Each period is characterized by a different arrangement of the same key factors: party balance, ideological polarization, issue conflict, and the policy-making process that goes with them. The American Political Pattern shows how these factors are in turn shaped by permanent aspects of the US Constitution, most especially the separation of powers and federalism, while their alignment is simultaneously influenced by the external demands for governmental action that arise in each period, including those derived from economic currents, major wars, and social movements. Analyzing these periods, Shafer sets the terms for understanding the structure and dynamics of politics in our own turbulent time. Placing the current political world in its historical and evolutionary framework, while illuminating major influences on American politics over time, his book explains where this modern world came from, why it endures, and how it might change yet again. "--
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( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 realignment? : interpreting American electoral eras
Alternative Names
Shafer, B. E.

Shafer, Byron E.

Languages
English (127)

Chinese (1)

Czech (1)

German (1)

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Bifurcated politics : evolution and reform in the national party conventionIs America different? : a new look at American exceptionalismThe end of Southern exceptionalism : class, race, and partisan change in the postwar SouthPresent discontents : American politics in the very late twentieth centuryContesting democracy : substance and structure in American political history, 1775-2000The state of American politicsThe two majorities and the puzzle of modern American politicsPostwar politics in the G-7 : orders and eras in comparative perspective