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Affluence and influence : economic inequality and political power in America

Author: Martin Gilens; Russell Sage Foundation.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
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Can a country be a democracy if its government only responds to the preferences of the rich? This book explores how political inequality in the United States has evolved over the last several decades  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilens; Russell Sage Foundation.
ISBN: 9780691162423 0691162425
OCLC Number: 874118593
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Published in association with the Russell Sage Foundation.
Awards: Winner of AAPOR Book Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research 2016
Winner of Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association 2013
Short-listed for "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles Top 25 Academic Books for 2013 2013
Description: pages cm
Contents: List of Tables ix List of Figures xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Citizen Competence and Democratic Decision Making 12 Chapter 2 Data and Methods 50 Chapter 3 The Preference/Policy Link 70 Chapter 4 Policy Domains and Democratic Responsiveness 97 Chapter 5 Interest Groups and Democratic Responsiveness 124 Chapter 6 Parties, Elections, and Democratic Responsiveness 162 Chapter 7 Democratic Responsiveness across Time 193 Chapter 8 Money and American Politics 234 Appendix 253 Notes 279 References 305 Index 323
Responsibility: Martin Gilens.

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