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
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gutmann, Amy
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.P64
LC item number
G87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Consensus (Social sciences)
  • Decision making
  • Democracy
  • Political planning
  • Kompromiss
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Politische Kultur
  • Wahlkampf
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
Link
https://archive.org/details/spiritofcompromi0000gutm
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Compromises -- Characteristics of compromise -- Mindsets of compromise -- Valuing compromise -- Resisting compromise -- Seeking compromise -- Campaigning v. governing -- Governing with campaigning
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780691153919
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011053123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7253047
System control number
  • (OCoLC)761850940
  • (OCoLC)ocn761850940
Label
The spirit of compromise : why governing demands it and campaigning undermines it, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
Link
https://archive.org/details/spiritofcompromi0000gutm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Compromises -- Characteristics of compromise -- Mindsets of compromise -- Valuing compromise -- Resisting compromise -- Seeking compromise -- Campaigning v. governing -- Governing with campaigning
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780691153919
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011053123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7253047
System control number
  • (OCoLC)761850940
  • (OCoLC)ocn761850940

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...