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Description - The First New Nation by Seymour Martin Lipset

The United States was the first major colony successfully to revolt against colonial rule. In this sense, it was the first ?new nation.? Two broad themes occupy Seymour Martin Lipset's attention here: the social conditions that make a stable democracy possible, and the extent to which the American experience was representative or exceptional. Mr. Lipset compares early America with today's emerging nations to discover problems common to them as new nations. He then concentrates on American history in later periods, selecting for discussion as critical cases religious institutions and trade unions. Finally he compares political development in several modern industrialized democracies, including the United States.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393009118
ISBN-10: 0393009114
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 415
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1979
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset is the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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