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Local elections and the politics of small-scale democracy

Author: J Eric Oliver; Zachary Callen; Shang E Ha
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers comprehensive analysis of electoral politics in America's municipalities. Arguing that explanations of voting behavior are ill suited for local contests, the author puts forward a theory that  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Eric Oliver; Zachary Callen; Shang E Ha
ISBN: 9780691143569 0691143560
OCLC Number: 796233777
Notes: Introduction -- Size, scope, and bias: what differentiates local electoral politics? -- Who votes in local elections? -- Who runs for local office? -- Systematic versus idiosyncratic factors in local elections -- What influences local voters' electoral choices? -- Rethinking local democracy.
Awards: Winner of Best Book Award, Urban Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association 2013
Winner of American Political Science Association Urban Politics Section: Best Book Award 2013
Description: Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Size, Scope, and Bias: What Differentiates Local Electoral Politics? 12 Chapter 2 Who Votes in Local Elections? 53 Chapter 3 Who Runs for Local Office? 87 Chapter 4 Systematic versus Idiosyncratic Factors in Local Elections 116 Chapter 5 What Influences Local Voters' Electoral Choices? 149 Chapter 6 Rethinking Local Democracy 183 References 209 Index 215
Responsibility: J. Eric Oliver with Shang E. Ha and Zachary Callen.

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