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Petrocik, John R. 1944-

Works: 19 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 4,151 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
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Unconventional wisdom : facts and myths about American voters by Karen M Kaufmann( Book )
18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Late deciders go for the challenger; turnout helps the Democrats; the gender gap results from a surge in Democratic preference among women--these and many other myths are standard fare among average citizens, political pundits, and even some academics. But are these conventional wisdoms--familiar to anyone who watches Sunday morning talk shows--really valid? Unconventional Wisdom offers a novel yet highly accessible synthesis of what we know about American voters and elections. It not only provides an integrated overview of the central themes in American politics--parties, polarization, turnout, partisan bias, campaign effects, swing voters, the gender gap, and the youth vote--it upends many of our fundamental preconceptions
Party coalitions : realignment and the decline of the New Deal party system by John R Petrocik( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Where's the party? : an assessment of changes in party loyalty and party coalitions in the 1980's by Warren E Miller( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Party coalitions and ethnic divisions in a multi-ethnic city by John R Petrocik( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Choosing the choice and not the echo : a funny thing happened to "the changing American voter" on the way to the 1980 election by John R Petrocik( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Changing party coalitions and the attitudinal basis of realignment : 1952-1972 by John R Petrocik( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The impact of social identities on partisanship during a realignment period by John-Paul David Gravelines( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The changing nature of American political parties during the latter half of the twentieth century has long been the topic of scholarly interest. In this research, I examine the effects of different social identities on partisan realignment over two generations. By using and comparing survey data from these two generations, I isolate and identify social identities which become salient for a younger generation, while the elder cohort is less affected. This goes beyond the traditional approach of considering partisan realignments in terms of changing individuals. I examine this phenomenon, coupled with the social identity effects instilled by the preceding generation. The results suggest that parental influences through social identity establishment are an important element to be considered when studying intergenerational transmission of partisan identities
The influence of institutional changes on delegate recruitment at national conventions : primaries and insurgents by John R Petrocik( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The culture wars & political polarization in perspective : why polarization and its perturbations are a persistant [i.e. persistent] puzzle in political science by Donald Michael Gooch( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Political polarization in the American electorate has received a great deal of attention in recent years with most of the research focusing on social issues and their impact on electoral outcomes. However, scant attention has been paid to polarization on other issue dimensions and the mass-elite affects on polarization. I develop several empirical measures of political polarization: variance to assess the spread of opinion and kurtosis as a measure of bimodality. I assess polarization using ANES and GSS cumulative data from 1970 - 2008 on several prominent social issues such as abortion, women's equality, affirmative action, and non-social issues such as government jobs programs and defense spending. I examine public opinion polarization as well as the relationship between mass public opinion and elite public opinion using D-W nominate scores as a measure of elite opinion. I find there is significant polarization of social and non-social policy opinion, both in terms of the average public preferred level of government action in these areas and the conflict over it. Contrary to the consensus in the literature, I find that elite opinion is responsive to mass opinion and that there is a recursive relationship between mass and elite ideology
Ratification of the Reagan realignment : the 1986 election by Frederick T Steeper( Article )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
An expected party vote : new data for an old concept by John R Petrocik( Article )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Realignment : new party coalitions and the nationalization of the south by John R Petrocik( Article )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Waging campaigns on television: optimizing target audience exposure in the modern campaign by Jennifer Ann Dubé( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Studies on the effects of political advertising often assume that potential voters have an equal chance of campaign exposure regardless of their political affiliation or demographics. This assumption is grounded in the idea that campaigns are unable or limited in their ability to take targeting tactics and apply them using the broad audience-based television medium. A few scholars have looked closer at political strategy in television advertising by focusing in part on deviations in strategy across media market/geographic regions (Shaw 1999; Goldstein & Freedman 1999; Shaw 2006). Recently there have been claims that have come out of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections which describe the rise of a professionalized campaign television strategy team that is able to make decisions not only based on the media market but also based on station/network, time of day, and TV program. In this study, I discuss the development of political media buying, the current business-driven network that political media buyers operate in, and how audiences consume television when looked at from a partisan and voting perspective. I end this discussion with a look at partisan candidate strategies in 2012 and argue that campaigns are increasing their investment in mobilizable partisan-supporters over potentially persuadable high turnout voters. While media buying is a volatile climate with certain norms in place, campaigns do attempt to use television advertising to activate base party supporters to minimize wasteful spending. Using advertising from the 2012 Presidential and competitive Senate candidate campaigns, I show results that indicate campaigns may be optimizing the reach of mobilizable voters. I also show that Republicans and Democrats may be pursuing differing strategies using the television medium
The nature and effects of political party culture on political careers by John C Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Previous scholarship on the political cultures of the political parties provides anecdotal evidence regarding the distinct differences between the two major U.S. political parties. This conventional wisdom is based on one important essay authored by Jo Freeman nearly 30 years ago. To date, our understanding regarding the nature and effects of the political cultures of the Democratic and Republican parties suffers from lack of rigorous empirical examination. This study explores the political cultures of the political parties by examining the behaviors of congressional members seeking their party's nomination for another office. In this dissertation, I measure the extent which the Democratic and Republican parties’ political cultures effect progressively ambitious members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, I provide firsthand accounts of how these cultures impact state legislative careers. The empirical tests I present in this project largely support Freeman’s earlier accounts as to the nature of the two major parties’ political cultures at the national level. Based on firsthand accounts, however, I also provide evidence to suggest the political cultures of the parties are subject to short-term, localized forces at the state-level
Realignment and 1984 : new coalitions and new majorities? by John R Petrocik( Article )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Basic rule voting : the impact of campaigns on party and approval based voting by Shanto Iyengar( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The changing politics of American men : understanding the sources of the gender gap by Karen M Kaufmann( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The origins and changes of East Asian party systems and voter alignments : social conditions, issue effects and party coalitions by Yong Jae Kim( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This dissertation examines both how East Asian party systems formed and why they have changed since the end of the World War II. East Asian party politics were considered to be an outlier of social cleavage theory and issue effects in party politics research. The related literature maintained that East Asian exceptionalism was caused by the homogeneous culture and the philosophy. However, I argue that the issues of economic development and national security strongly affected East Asian party system formations and contributed to making majority coalitions over the four decades. In other words, the strong issue effects across social groups suppressed social cleavages and other agendas in the Cold War and industrialization period. The overarching issues were closely associated with East Asian socioeconomic settings and international relations. Based on severe economic conditions and external threats, long-term governmental parties effectively emphasized both general concerns and made the party coalitions. Meanwhile, successful economic development in a short amount of time and the end of the Cold War caused a decline in both strong issue effects on social groups and issue agendas. As the urgent problems declined, social divisions and new issues emerged since the 1990s. Also, the new generations had different political orientations compared to the old generations. To put it differently, the decline of the overarching issue effects brought about the recent change of East Asian party politics. This research extends social cleavage theory by adding the importance of issues, external threats and national industrialization to Lipset and Rokkan (1967)'s list of "revolutions."
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