01 maio 2012

Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy

Sid Milkis' book.
Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics and Assistant Director for Academic Programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the American presidency, political parties and elections, social movements and American political development. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, he regularly gives public lectures on American politics and participates in programs for international scholars and high school teachers that probe the deep historical roots of contemporary developments in the United States.

Professor Milkis has published a number of books including, Political Parties and Constitutional Government: Remaking American Democracy (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999) and The President and the Parties: The Transformation of the American Party System Since the New Deal (Oxford University Press, 1993).

Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (University Press of Kansas, September 2009)

Coments by Stephen Skowronek is the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has held the Chair in American Civilization at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His research concerns American national institutions and American political history. His publications include Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920 (Cambridge University Press, 1982), The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997), The Search for American Political Development (Cambridge, 2004, with Karen Orren), and Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal (University Press of Kansas, 2008).

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Panelists compared and contrasted the political philosophies of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama. In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered his "New Nationalism" speech which espoused his Progressive ideas in Osawatomie, Kansas. In 2011, President Obama went to the same town and spoke about his own political philosophy and about the U.S. economy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. William Schambra and E.J. Dionne Jr. co-moderated.

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