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Ideology in America

Author: Christopher Ellis; James A Stimson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Public opinion in the United States contains a paradox. The American public is symbolically conservative: it cherishes the symbols of conservatism and is more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal. Yet at the same time, it is operationally liberal, wanting government to do and spend more to solve a variety of social problems. This book focuses on understanding this contradiction. It argues that both  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ellis; James A Stimson
ISBN: 9781107019034 1107019036 9781107687417 1107687411
OCLC Number: 748286992
Description: xviii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The meaning of ideology in America --
2. Operational ideology: preferences data --
3. Operational ideology: the estimates --
4. Ideological self-identification --
5. The operational-symbolic disconnect --
6. Conservatism as social and religious identity --
7. Conflicted conservatism --
8. Ideology and American political outcomes.
Responsibility: Christopher Ellis, James A. Stimson.

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This book explains why the American public thinks of itself as conservative, but supports liberal positions on specific policy matters.  Read more...

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