Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room

ISBN-13: 9781560852728
ISBN-10: 1560852720
Edition: 1
Author: Decker, Rod
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Signature Books
Format: Paperback 424 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781560852728
ISBN-10: 1560852720
Edition: 1
Author: Decker, Rod
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Signature Books
Format: Paperback 424 pages

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Acknowledged authors Decker, Rod wrote Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room comprising 424 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1560852720 and 9781560852728. Since then Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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From the tempestuous fight for statehood to the evolution of Utah voters from Democrats to Republicans, Rod Decker analyzes the intersection of politics and faith in the complex political culture of modern Utah. Beginning with the state’s roots as a communal theocracy, Utah Politics deftly examines how Mormon morality influenced and continues to shape conflicts on both the local and federal levels. Whether determining the role nuclear fallout played in causing cancer epidemics throughout the state or the influence of Mormon lobbyists, Decker demonstrates how the rose that blossomed in the desert was sometimes fertilized by conspiracy, debate, and political machination.

Some themes reoccur: governors become popular by fighting federal oversight— signaling a lingering distrust that Washington could alter the Mormon way of life—and liberals use the court system to circumvent conservative legislatures who see public morality as a defining feature of government. Through this lens, issues both deceptively innocuous and deeply complex underscore Utah’s dance with religious freedom and civil liberty.

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