Book: Quo vadis America? in English
Title: Quo vadis America?
Author: Szklarski, BohdanPublisher: Peter Lang, 2011
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Conceptualizing Change in American Democracy
It is possible to identify at least three ways of conceptualizing change in American democracy. First, change is seen as a product of development. Here change is linear, it signifies progress. The second model sees change as coming from the reflection of the relationship between values and their institutional manifestations. It has a distinctly conservative character. The third approach sees change as an innovation, often a product of technological advancement. Each conceptualization of change stipulates a different set of problems which need to be addressed. The first - functional approach - is mainly concerned with the efficiency of the socio-political system. The second - intellectual approach - poses questions about the system stability and legitimacy. The third - mechanical approach - inquires about the system's adaptability. These and other dimensions of change are explored by the contributors in their analyses of domestic and foreign policy, cultural and social conflicts, economic relations, ideologies, and public discourse in contemporary America.
- Contents: Bohdan Szklarski: Continuity and Change in Conceptualizations of America's Future
- Daniel Smihula: The USA and the World in 2030
- Irma Slomczynska: Unilateral versus Multilateral. Strategic Cultures of the United States and the European Union in Contemporary World Order
- Agnieszka Krukowska: In search for an American. American National Identity at the Turn of the 21st Century. Historiography of Americanness
- Malgorzata Durska/Ewa Stradomska: Business Problems - Spiritual Solutions; Spiritual Problems - Business Solutions
- Pawel Laidler: Security v. Freedom in the United States and European Union: Which Value Prevails in 21st Century?
- Grazyna Zygadlo: Americanos in Amexica - Modern Visions and Re-visions of Latinos/as' Presence in the U.S.
- Anna Poplawska: Color Line Redefined: Hispanics in the United States at the Turn of the 21st Century
- David G. LaFrance: How Drugs and Violence May Be Shaping United States-Mexican Relations
- Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel: The Polish Face of Anti-Americanism
- Monika Rózalska: From unhealthy imperialism to «realistic Wilsonianism» - what role should the U.S. play in the world?
- David A. Jones: Lone Eagle, Mighty Eagle
- Herbert Gnas: Neoconservatives - Their Genesis and Influence on the Bush Administration
- Andrzej Bryk: Is the Nation State Obsolete? The European Union's Post-political Utopia and the United States' Realism
- Piotr Tosiek: Democratic Governance in the European Union - Model for the United States?
- Pawel Frankowski: Future of the U.S. Strategy towards the New Europe Countries.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
Bohdan Szklarski, graduate of the Department of English at Warsaw University, and of the Department of Political Science, Northeastern University, Boston; lecturer at several American and Polish universities; currently teaching at the American Studies Center at Warsaw University and at the Department of Political Science of Collegium Civitas (founder and director of the Institute of Leadership Studies); fellow at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences; numerous works in the area of comparative and American politics; research interests: leadership, political culture, political communication and political anthropology.
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