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"Perhaps no U.S.-based scholar is better equipped and more able to "Make the Progressive Case" than David Coates. Convincingly arguing in favor of regulated markets, managed trade, and a green economy, Coates offers a superior liberal alternative economic model to the emerging center-right consensus in the U.S., after the Tea Party revolt in November 2010. His book is a genuine tour de force and should be read by anyone worried about the future of the American economy and the revival of the American dream. Superbly written, with genuine wit and scholarly sophistication, this book could not be more important and timely. Making the Progressive Case underscores Coates' credentials as one of America's greatest political economic thinkers, as he lays the intellectual groundwork for a persuasive liberal answer during the 2012 presidential elections." -Matthias Matthijs, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy, American University, Washington DC.

"In this elegantly-written book, and its accompanying website, David Coates succeeds, where other progressives have largely failed, in moving beyond stridency and and name-calling to make the strongest possible case for a better future for America. In a clear and balanced manner, Coates carefully summarizes conservative arguments before demolishing them through the deployment of the best available social science. This book is an indispensable resource for progressives who believe that winning the argument is a precondition for winning power." -Chris Howell, Professor of Politics, Oberlin College



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"Perhaps no U.S.-based scholar is better equipped and more able to “Make the Progressive Case” than David Coates. Convincingly arguing in favor of regulated markets, managed trade, and a green economy, Coates offers a superior liberal alternative economic model to the emerging center-right consensus in the U.S., after the Tea Party revolt in November 2010. His book is a genuine tour de force and should be read by anyone worried about the future of the American economy and the revival of the American dream. Superbly written, with genuine wit and scholarly sophistication, this book could not be more important and timely. Making the Progressive Case underscores Coates’ credentials as one of America’s greatest political economic thinkers, as he lays the intellectual groundwork for a persuasive liberal answer during the 2012 presidential elections." -Matthias Matthijs, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy, American University, Washington DC.

About the Author

David Coates holds the Worrell Chair of Anglo-American Studies, Department of Political Science at Wake Forest University, USA. He previously held personal chairs at the universities of Leeds and Manchester, UK. He is the author of The Labour Party and the Struggle for Socialism and Models of Capitalism: Growth and Stagnation in the World Economy (translated into Chinese and South Korean) and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1St Edition edition (June 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441186506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441186508
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,471,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AmericanDreamer on August 18, 2011
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Author David Coates, while describing himself forthrightly as a progressive advocate, sets forth with great care and respect both conservative and progressive perspectives and arguments on major economic policy issues of our day such as: regulated markets vs. laissez faire, trade and industrialization policies, the Obama Administration and Congress' response to the financial meltdown, and greening the economy. In our day, marked as it is by so much vitriol disagreeing discussants show towards one another, to do what Coates does in this book seems like a heroically subversive act all by itself. He aims to illuminate, not incite, in the spirit of improving the quality of discussion about public affairs in the United States.

The book is not long--160 pages plus two background appendices--is well-organized, non-technical, clearly written, and excellently sourced to assist readers who wish to delve more deeply. As a complement to the book, the author maintains a website, with the url referenced in the book, which is regularly updated to provide additional relevant factual information and be responsive to emerging developments and issues. In this sense it is a "living" book, more so than current affairs books are likely to be without such a welcome, enhancing tool.
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