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The Politics of Values : Games Political Strategists Play :  Games Political Strategists Play - Jo Renee Formicola

The Politics of Values : Games Political Strategists Play

Games Political Strategists Play

Paperback Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780742539747
Number Of Pages: 199

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The Politics of Values examines the emergence, climax, and gradual erosion of the symbiotic relationship between the Republican Party and the Evangelicals from 1998 to 2008. It argues that their similar, conservative, social values tied them together in moral, ideological, and partisan ways during the last decade, thus jeopardizing the principle of the separation of church and state and doing irreparable harm to the American political process.

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In The Politics of Values, Formicola tells the story of the marriage of the religious and political right. She does this both as an insider, someone who was there when it began, and as an outsider -- as a citizen who has increasingly observed this alliance's damaging effects on American democracy. If we want to understand today's "Values Voters," this book is a must read.--David Domke, author of The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Emergence: Traditional Values Become Politicizedp. 7
The Nexus: Evangelicals, Social Conservatives, and Republicans Come Togetherp. 31
The Culture Wars: Values, Values Everywherep. 55
Extending Values: Impacting the Political Process and Public Policyp. 77
The Democrats Respond: Let's Talk Valuesp. 99
The Religious Progressives Reply: Let's Get Involvedp. 117
The Right Implodes: Scandals, Corruption, and Rejectionp. 133
Looking Forward: Can the Politics of Values Survive?p. 159
Works Citedp. 179
Indexp. 189
About the Authorp. 199
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ISBN: 9780742539747
ISBN-10: 0742539741
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.95  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.32