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The Resource The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson

The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson

Label
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it
Title
The spirit of compromise
Title remainder
why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it
Statement of responsibility
Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in American politics today? In this book, the authors connect the rejection of compromise to the domination of campaigning over governing, the permanent campaign, in American democracy today. They show that campaigning for political office calls for a mindset that blocks compromise, standing tenaciously on principle to mobilize voters and mistrusting opponents in order to defeat them. Good government calls for an opposite cluster of attitudes and arguments, the compromising mindset, that inclines politicians to adjust their principles and to respect their opponents. It is a mindset that helps politicians appreciate and take advantage of opportunities for desirable compromise. The authors propose changes in our political institutions, processes, and mindsets that would encourage a better balance between campaigning and governing
Cataloging source
MHA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gutmann, Amy
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Dennis F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political planning
  • Decision making
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Consensus (Social sciences)
  • Democracy
  • Political Science
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Consensus (Social sciences)
  • Decision making
  • Democracy
  • Political planning
  • United States
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Decision making
  • Democracy
  • Political planning
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Politik
  • Social Sciences
Label
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First paperback printing, with a new preface by the authors, 2014"--Title page verso
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 25, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two compromises -- Characteristics of compromise -- Mindsets of compromise; Valuing compromise: Costs of not compromising -- Vulnerabilities of compromise -- Limits of compromise -- Limits of history; Resisting compromise: The makeup of mindsets -- principled tenacity -- mutual mistrust -- uncompromising multiplied; Seeking compromise: Principled prudence -- Mutual respect -- Economizing on disagreement -- A moment of compromise -- Compromising in an uncompromising time; Campaigning v. governing: Requisites of campaigning -- Two conceptions of democracy -- Campaigns without end; Governing with campaigning: Space for governing -- Term time -- Time is money -- Primary pressures -- More participation? -- Minding the media -- Strengthening civic education; Conclusion: The uses of mindsets -- Doubts and compromise -- The dilemma of reform -- The support of citizens
Control code
ocn881724834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851249
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851249
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5xsfws
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881724834
Label
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
Publication
Note
  • "First paperback printing, with a new preface by the authors, 2014"--Title page verso
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 25, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two compromises -- Characteristics of compromise -- Mindsets of compromise; Valuing compromise: Costs of not compromising -- Vulnerabilities of compromise -- Limits of compromise -- Limits of history; Resisting compromise: The makeup of mindsets -- principled tenacity -- mutual mistrust -- uncompromising multiplied; Seeking compromise: Principled prudence -- Mutual respect -- Economizing on disagreement -- A moment of compromise -- Compromising in an uncompromising time; Campaigning v. governing: Requisites of campaigning -- Two conceptions of democracy -- Campaigns without end; Governing with campaigning: Space for governing -- Term time -- Time is money -- Primary pressures -- More participation? -- Minding the media -- Strengthening civic education; Conclusion: The uses of mindsets -- Doubts and compromise -- The dilemma of reform -- The support of citizens
Control code
ocn881724834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851249
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851249
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5xsfws
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881724834

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