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They Just Don't Get it: Some Thoughts on Why Americans Misunderstand Politics. IHS Political Science Series No. 27, November 1995

Jaffe, Erwin A. (1995) They Just Don't Get it: Some Thoughts on Why Americans Misunderstand Politics. IHS Political Science Series No. 27, November 1995. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    Once constitutional foundations were in place politics and government were seen as secondary activities, more or less frozen in place, in the United States. Rights were not contractual but fixed birthrights except insofar as racial differences shaped the American dialogue. The result is a dialogue that emphasizes future dangers future debts and the sacredness of the past but has difficulty addressing existent and persistent problems. Accordingly, whether Americans can therefore understand the value of the polity or of partisanship is therefore unclear.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Political Theory; Constitutional Theory; Antipolitics; United States of America.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2011 14:59
    Number of Pages: 31
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2011 14:59
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32443

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