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Rockman, Bert A.

Works: 56 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 13,550 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, ed
Classifications: JK305, 973.929092
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Most widely held works by Bert A Rockman
Bureaucrats and politicians in western democracies by Joel D Aberbach( )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In uneasy partnership at the helm of the modern state stand elected party politicians and professional bureaucrats. This book is the first comprehensive comparison of these two powerful elites. In seven countries--the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the Netherlands--researchers questioned 700 bureaucrats and 6OO politicians in an effort to understand how their aims, attitudes, and ambitions differ within cultural settings. One of the authors' most significant findings is that the worlds of these two elites overlap much more in the United States than in Europe. But throughout the West bureaucrats and politicians each wear special blinders and each have special virtues. In a well-ordered polity, the authors conclude, politicians articulate society's dreams and bureaucrats bring them gingerly to earth
In the web of politics : three decades of the U.S. federal executive by Joel D Aberbach( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people think of governmental bureaucracy as a dull subject. Yet for thirty years the American federal executive has been awash in political controversy. From George Wallace's attacks on ""pointy headed bureaucrats, "" to Richard Nixon's ""responsiveness program, "" to the efforts of Al Gore and Bill Clinton to ""reinvent government, "" the people who administer the American state have stood uncomfortably in the spotlight, caught in a web of politics. This book covers the turmoil and controversy swirling around the bureaucracy since 1970, when the Nixon administration tried to tighten its con
The Clinton legacy( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays evaluates Clinton's performance as president over two terms. Concerned with the interaction between his leadership and the political environment, these experts offer a context for understanding the ways in which he governs
The Clinton presidency : first appraisals by Colin Campbell( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,194 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 Obama presidency : appraisals and prospects by Bert A Rockman( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,077 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
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 796 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
The Bush presidency : first appraisals by Colin Campbell( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of political institutions by R. A. W Rhodes( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 686 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
Researching the presidency : vital questions, new approaches( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leadership question : the presidency and the American system by Bert A Rockman( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 487 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 402 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 361 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 held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and democratic statecraft by Metin Heper( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 267 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
Presidential leadership : the vortex of power by Bert A Rockman( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Obama legacy by Bert A Rockman( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited volume brings together some of the leading students of American politics to assess the presidency and legacy of Barack Obama. Twelve chapters range from the political and partisan contexts of the Obama administration to how the president dealt with the other branches of government to the domestic and foreign policies he pursued. Additional essays assess the first African-American president's legacy on racial issues and his leadership style. Throughout, the authors analyze Obama's preferences, tactics, successes, and shortcomings with an eye toward balancing the personal and institutional factors that underlay each--and while noting how resilient or fragile Obama's legacy will be in the face of the Trump Administration's eager efforts to dismantle it"--
Agenda for excellence 2 : administering the state by B. Guy Peters( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 200 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

Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions, The by R. A. W Rhodes( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, Political Economy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguished internati
The Clinton legacy( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bureaucrats and politicians in western democracies
In the web of politics : three decades of the U.S. federal executiveThe Clinton legacyThe Clinton presidency : first appraisalsDo institutions matter? : government capabilities in the United States and abroadThe Oxford handbook of political institutionsResearching the presidency : vital questions, new approachesThe George W. Bush presidency : appraisals and prospectsThe George W. Bush legacy
Alternative Names
Rockman, Bert Alan 1943-

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