The Emerging Democratic Majority (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 2, 2002 - Political Science - 224 pages
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ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S ANNUAL POLITICAL BOOK AWARD
Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic, geographic, economic, and political -- to forecast the dawn of a new progressive era. In the 1960s, Kevin Phillips, battling conventional wisdom, correctly foretold the dawn of a new conservative era. His book, The Emerging Republican Majority, became an indispensable guide for all those attempting to understand political change through the 1970s and 1980s. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, with the country in Republican hands, The Emerging Democratic Majority is the indispensable guide to this era.
In five well-researched chapters and a new afterword covering the 2002 elections, Judis and Teixeira show how the most dynamic and fastest-growing areas of the country are cultivating a new wave of Democratic voters who embrace what the authors call "progressive centrism" and take umbrage at Republican demands to privatize social security, ban abortion, and cut back environmental regulations.
As the GOP continues to be dominated by neoconservatives, the religious right, and corporate influence, this is an essential volume for all those discontented with their narrow agenda -- and a clarion call for a new political order.
  

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The authors studied the current demographics of the United States and argued that the Democratic Party will be a majority of the voting population, and therefore primed to take on a majority in the ... Read full review

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'Judis and Teixeira are offering their electoral prediction and arguing that the Democrats, really the left-wing of the Democratic Party, will achieve national dominance in the decades ahead. Although ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONEThe Rise and Fall of the Conservative Republican Majority
Whos in the Emerging Democratic Majority
CHAPTER THREEThe Geography of the New Majority
CHAPTER FOURThe Politics of the Emerging Democratic Majority
CHAPTER FIVEThe Tenuous Case for a Republican Majority
The Progressive Center
The Enemy Is Coming
DATA SOURCES
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

John B. Judis is a senior editor of The New Republic and author of William F Buckley, Jr. and The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust.

Ruy Teixeira is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress, as well as a fellow of the New Politics Institute. He is the coauthor, with John B. Judis, of The Emerging Democratic Majority, selected by the Economist as one of the best books of 1992. He is also the author of The Disappearing American Voter (Brookings, 1992) and coauthor, with Joel Rogers, of America's Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters (Brookings, 2001). Teixeira and Karlyn Bowman codirect the joint Brookings--American Enterprise Institute project on "The Future of Red, Blue and Purple America," from which this book emerges.

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