The End of the Republican Era

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1996 - Political Science - 275 pages
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In The End of the Republican Era, Theodore J. Lowi predicts not only a collapse of the Republican coalition but also the potential collapse of the United States’ republican experiment at large. Professing that the ideologies of dominant political coalitions contain the seeds of their own destruction, Lowi suggests that the efforts of a new conservative Right to enforce a national, religion-based morality has brought about the demise of the Republican era.

A new, in-depth afterword by Lowi brings the text up to date with a discussion of political events since the book’s original publication. Noting the appearance of the new Conservative coalition, whose ideology runs counter to that of the traditional Republican party, Lowi affirms that the Republican era did in fact come to an end during the 1990s, having morphed into a Conservative party.

 

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Theodore Jay Lowi was born in Gadsden, Alabama on July 9, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree and a doctorate in political science from Yale University. He taught at Cornell University from 1959 to 1965, returned in 1972 and remained the John L. Senior professor of American institutions until he was granted emeritus status in 2015. He was a political scientist who wrote numerous books including The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States, The Politics of Disorder, American Government: Incomplete Conquest, The Personal President, and Hyperpolitics: An Interactive Dictionary of Political Science written with Mauro Calise. He also edited The Pursuit of Justice by Robert F. Kennedy. He died on February 17, 2017 at the age of 85.

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