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Political support in a frustrated America

Author: Stephen J Farnsworth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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Public confidence and trust in government is low these days. Farnsworth pinpoints this disappointment to shifting expectations of what, exactly, government should do. Politicians were once expected to maintain economic growth, but in our post-scarcity era most citizens expect them to provide services - such as welfare or environmental -that are often contentious. Enlarging the scope of local political empowerment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Farnsworth, Stephen J., 1961-
Political support in a frustrated America.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2003051052
(OCoLC)52335006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Farnsworth
ISBN: 0313051658 9780313051654
OCLC Number: 61163806
Description: 1 online resource (x, 187 pages)
Contents: A crisis of discontent and alienation? --
"I pledge allegiance?" : support for the political regime --
"Broken branches?" : support for the component parts of government --
"The great destroyer?" : political support and the mass media --
"Voices in the wilderness?" : ordinary citizens and political support.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Farnsworth.

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"Voters remain steamed" in the wake of recent U.S. elections, says Farnsworth (political science and international affairs, Mary Washington College), as he seeks to discover the causes and  Read more...

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