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Verba, Sidney

Works: 128 works in 746 publications in 5 languages and 21,677 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: JF2011, 306.2
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Publications about Sidney Verba
Publications by Sidney Verba
Most widely held works about Sidney Verba
Most widely held works by Sidney Verba
The civic culture : political attitudes and democracy in five nations by Gabriel A Almond( Book )
138 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,031 libraries worldwide
This classic text is a comparative political study, based on extensive survey data that defined and analysed the Greek concept of civic virtue and culture: the political and social attitudes that are crucial to the success of modern democracy in Western nations
The changing American voter by Norman H Nie( Book )
36 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 1,672 libraries worldwide
Small groups and political behavior; a study of leadership by Sidney Verba( Book )
54 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Political culture and political development by Lucian W Pye( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Participation and political equality : a seven-nation comparison by Sidney Verba( Book )
44 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Equality in America : the view from the top by Sidney Verba( Book )
13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
Participation in America: political democracy and social equality by Sidney Verba( Book )
32 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Participation in America represents the largest study ever conducted of the ways in which citizens participate in American political life. Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie addresses the question of who participates in the American democratic process, how, and with what effects. They distinguish four kinds of political participation: voting, campaigning, communal activity, and interaction with a public official to achieve a personal goal. Using a national sample survey and interviews with leaders in 64 communities, the authors investigate the correlation between socioeconomic status and political participation. Recipient of the Kammerer Award (1972), Participation in America provides fundamental information about the nature of American democracy
Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research by Gary King( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars, each representing diverse academic traditions, have developed a unified approach to valid descriptive and causal inference in qualitative research, where numerical measurement is either impossible or undesirable. Their book demonstrates that the same logic of inference underlies both good quantitative and good qualitative research designs, and their approach applies equally to each. Providing precepts intended to stimulate and discipline thought, the authors explore issues related to framing research questions, measuring the accuracy of data and uncertainty of empirical inferences, discovering causal effects, and generally improving qualitative research. Among the specific topics they address are interpretation and inference, comparative case studies, constructing causal theories, dependent and explanatory variables, the limits of random selection, selection bias, and errors in measurement. Mathematical notation is occasionally used to clarify concepts, but no prior knowledge of mathematics or statistics is assumed. The unified logic of inference that this book explicates will be enormously useful to qualitative researchers of all traditions and substantive fields
Voice and equality : civic voluntarism in American politics by Sidney Verba( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
This far-reaching analysis, based on an original survey of 15,000 individuals, including 2,500 long personal interviews, shows that some individuals have a greater voice in politics than others, and that this inequality results not just from varying inclinations toward activity, but also from unequal access to vital resources such as education. Citizens' voices are especially unequal when participation depends on contributions of money rather than contributions of time. This deeply researched study brilliantly illuminates the many facets of civic consciousness and action and confirms their quintessential role in American democracy
The international system, theoretical essays by Klaus Knorr( Book )
33 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation by Nancy Burns( Book )
17 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 libraries worldwide
An introduction to American Government by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
34 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Elites and the idea of equality : a comparison of Japan, Sweden, and the United States by Sidney Verba( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Injury to insult : unemployment, class, and political response by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Caste, race, and politics; a comparative study of India and the United States by Sidney Verba( Book )
10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
The unheavenly chorus : unequal political voice and the broken promise of American democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 libraries worldwide
"Politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school politics, while other groups and individual citizens seem woefully underrepresented in our political system. The Unheavenly Chorus is the most comprehensive and systematic examination of political voice in America ever undertaken--and its findings are sobering. The Unheavenly Chorus is the first book to look at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests--membership associations such as unions, professional associations, trade associations, and citizens groups, as well as organizations like corporations, hospitals, and universities. Drawing on numerous in-depth surveys of members of the public as well as the largest database of interest organizations ever created--representing more than thirty-five thousand organizations over a twenty-five-year period--this book conclusively demonstrates that American democracy is marred by deeply ingrained and persistent class-based political inequality. The well educated and affluent are active in many ways to make their voices heard, while the less advantaged are not. This book reveals how the political voices of organized interests are even less representative than those of individuals, how political advantage is handed down across generations, how recruitment to political activity perpetuates and exaggerates existing biases, how political voice on the Internet replicates these inequalities--and more. In a true democracy, the preferences and needs of all citizens deserve equal consideration. Yet equal consideration is only possible with equal citizen voice. The Unheavenly Chorus reveals how far we really are from the democratic ideal and how hard it would be to attain it"--Publisher description
The future of political science : 100 perspectives by Gary King( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
This book contains some of the newest, most exciting ideas now percolating within political science. One hundred authors each contribute a brief essay about a single novel or insufficiently appreciated idea on some aspect of political science
Vietnam and the silent majority; the dove's guide by Milton J Rosenberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
The modes of democratic participation: a cross-national comparison by Sidney Verba( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Principles of American Government by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Sidney Verba Amerikaans politicoloog
Sidney Verba amerikai politikatudós, könyvtáros
Sidney Verba US-amerikanischer Politologe
Verba, Sidnijs, 1932-
Сидней Верба
Сідней Верба
ヴァーバ, S
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Japanese (8)
Chinese (6)
Italian (5)
Spanish (4)
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