American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research (Palgrave Pivot) (Hardcover)

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American Politics in the Age of Ignoranc e looks at ten policy myths and bad ideas that governments and public officials - most often conservatives - consistently repeat and re-enact. Acting on these myths, the policies inevitably fail and thereby reinforce preconceived beliefs that government is ineffective at solving problems.

About the Author


David Schultz is Hamline University Professor in the School of Business where he teaches classes in ethics, public policy, and economics. He also holds an appointment at the University of Minnesota School of Law, USA where he is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Law and Politics. Professor Schultz has a PhD in Political Science and a Law degree and has been a professor for more than 21 years. Previous to teaching he has worked as a housing an economic planner and in local government. Professor Schultz is the author and editor of more than 25 books and 70+ articles on various topics of law, legal theory, and American politics, and he has edited or co-edited several encyclopedias.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781137308719
ISBN-10: 1137308710
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 29th, 2012
Pages: 139
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Pivot