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ROCKMAN, Bert A.. Política nos Estados Unidos: tendências nas últimas quatro décadas. Estud. av. [online]. 1994, vol.8, n.21, pp. 51-77. ISSN 1806-9592. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40141994000200005.
This article discusses developments in american politics, focusing on changes that have occurred over the course of the last few decades. It will broadly contrast what American politics looked like in 1953 with how it looks today. The changes I shall focus on are those affecting the composition, participation and political alignment of the mass public; those dealing with the nature of U. S. political and governing institutions and elites; and, those, influencing the nature of the problems with which the U. S. government is faced and the prospects of effectively dealing with them.