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Smith, Rogers M. 1953-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 173 publications in 2 languages and 13,478 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E185, 305.896073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rogers M Smith
The unsteady march : the rise and decline of racial equality in America by Philip A Klinkner( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our nation's commitment to racial equality has never been consistent, nor has it been irresistibly driven forward by America's founding principles. In The Unsteady March, Philip A. Klinkner and Rogers M. Smith disprove the idea that the United States has been on a "steady march" toward the end of racial discrimination. Countering a spate of recent books claiming that black equality has nearly been realized, Klinkner and Smith argue that progress toward equality has a specific and unrecognized history: it has occurred only in brief periods, under special conditions, and it has always been followed by periods of stagnation and retrenchment." "In their conclusion, Klinkner and Smith argue that we are today in a period of retrenchment such as those that have followed previous reform eras. With its insights into contemporary racial politics and its wealth of historical material, The Unsteady March is a comprehensive, if controversial, analysis of race relations across two centuries."--Jacket
Civic ideals : conflicting visions of citizenship in U.S. history by Rogers M Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is civic identity in the United States really defined by liberal, democratic political principles? Or is U.S. citizenship the product of multiple traditions - not only liberalism and republicanism but also white supremacy, Anglo-Saxon supremacy, Protestant supremacy, and male supremacy? In this powerful and disturbing book, Rogers Smith traces political struggles over U.S. citizenship laws from the colonial period through the Progressive era and shows that throughout this time, most adults were legally denied access to full citizenship, including political rights, solely because of their race, ethnicity, or gender. Basic conflicts over these denials have driven political development in the U.S., Smith argues. These conflicts are what truly define U.S. civic identity up to this day. Smith concludes that today the United States is in a period of reaction against the egalitarian civic reforms of the last generation, with nativist, racist, and sexist beliefs regaining influence. He suggests ways that proponents of liberal democracy should alter their view of U.S. citizenship in order to combat these developments more effectively
Liberalism and American constitutional law by Rogers M Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America by Desmond S King( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and school vouchers, Desmond King and Rogers Smith assess the significance of President Obama's election to the White House and the prospects for achieving constructive racial policies for America's future. Offering a fresh perspective on the networks of governing institutions, political groups, and political actors that influence the structure of American racial politics, King and Smith identify three distinct periods of opposing racial policy coalitions in American history. The authors investigate how today's alliances pit color-blind and race-conscious approaches against one another, contributing to political polarization and distorted policymaking. Contending that President Obama has so far inadequately confronted partisan divisions over race, the authors call for all sides to recognize the need for a balance of policy measures if America is to ever cease being a nation divided. Presenting a powerful account of American political alliances and their contending racial agendas, Still a House Divided sheds light on a policy path vital to the country's future
Citizenship without consent : illegal aliens in the American polity by Peter H Schuck( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of peoplehood : the politics and morals of political membership by Rogers M Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we build thriving political communities? In this provocative account of how societies are bound together, Rogers Smith examines the importance of 'stories of peoplehood', narratives that promise economic of political power and define political allegiances in religious, cultural, racial, ethnic, and related terms. Smith argues that no nations are purely civic: all are bound in part by stories that seek to define elements intrinsic to their members' identities and worth. These types of stories can support valuable forms of political life but they also pose dangers that must be understood if they are to be confronted. In contrast to much contemporary writing, Stories of Peoplehood argues for community-building via robust contestation among sharply differing views. This original argument combines accessible theory with colourful examples of myths and stories from around the world and over 2,500 years of human history."--Jacket
Problems and methods in the study of politics( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of politics seems endlessly beset by debates about method. This text offers original discussions, eschewing narrow methodological diatribes to explore what political science is and how political scientists show aspire to do their work
Nature and history in American political development : a debate by James W Ceaser( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inaugural volume of the Alexis de Tocqueville Lectures, political scientist James Ceaser traces the way certain ideas, including nature, history, and religion—which he calls foundational ideas—have been understood and used by statesmen and public intellectuals over the course of American history, from the Puritans to the current day. Ceaser treats these ideas not as pure concepts of philosophy or theology, but rather as elements of political discourse that provide the ground or ultimate appeal for other political ideas, such as liberty or equality. At times, they have critically influenced the course of American political development, offering various opportunities and constraints for political leaders. Ceaser traces the histories of these ideas and their relation to other ideas, to practices, and to the fortunes of successive partisan regimes. Three critical commentators—historian Jack Rakove and political theorists Nancy Rosenblum and Rogers Smith—challenge Ceaser&s arguments in several ways. They suggest that other ideas may be considered foundational, and they prod him to clarify further how foundational ideas work politically. Ceaser responds with vigor, and the result is a spirited debate about large and enduring questions in American politics
Citizenship, borders, and human needs by Rogers M Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From anxiety about Muslim immigrants in Western Europe to concerns about undocumented workers and cross-border security threats in the United States, disputes over immigration have proliferated and intensified in recent years. These debates are among the most contentious facing constitutional democracies, and they show little sign of fading away. Edited and with an introduction by political scientist Rogers M. Smith, Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needsbrings together essays by leading international scholars from a wide range of disciplines to explore the economic, cultural, political, and normative aspects of comparative immigration policies. In the first section, contributors go beyond familiar explanations of immigration's economic effects to explore whose needs are truly helped and harmed by current migration patterns. The concerns of receiving countries include but are not limited to their economic interests, and several essays weigh different models of managing cultural identity and conflict in democracies with large immigrant populations. Other essays consider the implications of immigration for politics and citizenship. In many nations, large-scale immigration challenges existing political institutions, which must struggle to foster political inclusion and accommodate changing ways of belonging to the polity. The volume concludes with contrasting reflections on the normative standards that should guide immigration policies in modern constitutional democracies. Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needsdevelops connections between thoughtful scholarship and public policy, thereby advancing public debate on these complex and divisive issues. Though most attention in the collection is devoted to the dilemmas facing immigrant-receiving countries in the West, the volume also explores policies and outcomes in immigrant-sending countries, as well as the situation of developing nationssuch as Indiathat are net receivers of migrants
Political peoplehood : the roles of values, interests, and identities by Rogers M Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation : elections and beyond by Rogers M Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political institutions, providing an invaluable roadmap to better democratic representation in the twenty-first century
Varieties of sovereignty and citizenship by Sigal R Ben-Porath( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broad range of scholars from different disciplines reflect on the likely transformation of the world away from the absolute sovereignty of independent nation-states to the proliferation of varieties of plural citizenship, and on the emergence of possible new forms of allegiance
Exploring peoplehood by Rogers M Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policy challenges of American illiberalism by Rogers M Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and America's politics of peoplehood by Rogers M Smith( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Southern Baptists and the relationship of church and state (1918-1952) by Rogers M Smith( )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To motivate my students : an evaluation of the National Demonstration Project of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute by Rogers M Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new non-science of politics : on turns to history in political science by Rogers M Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Citizenship by Rogers M Smith( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vuelta sobre las castas by Rogers M Smith( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The unsteady march : the rise and decline of racial equality in America
Alternative Names
Rogers Smith American political scientist

Rogers Smith Amerikaans politicoloog

Smith, Rogers M.

羅傑·M·史密斯

Languages
English (144)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Civic ideals : conflicting visions of citizenship in U.S. historyLiberalism and American constitutional lawStill a house divided : race and politics in Obama's AmericaStories of peoplehood : the politics and morals of political membershipProblems and methods in the study of politicsNature and history in American political development : a debateCitizenship, borders, and human needs