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Engaging the public : how government and the media can reinvigorate American democracy

Engaging the public : how government and the media can reinvigorate American democracy

Author: Thomas J Johnson
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume of original essays by leading political scientists and media scholars examines the nature of political disengagement among the public and offers concrete solutions for how the government  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Johnson
ISBN: 0847688909 9780847688906 0847688895 9780847688890
OCLC Number: 243920911
Description: XIII, 281 Seiten
Contents: Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: Disengagement and Reform Part 3 Part I. Citizen Engagement: The People Chapter 4 No-Show '96: Americans Who Do Not Vote Chapter 5 Alienation and the Soccer Mom: A Media Creation or a New Trend in Voting Behavior? Chapter 6 Alienation, Engagement, and the College Student: A Focus Group Study Chapter 7 Second Chance Political Socialization: Trickle-up Effects of Children on Parents Part 8 Part II. Citizen Engagement: The Media Chapter 9 Media and Participation: Breaking the Spiral of Disaffection Chapter 10 Voter Interest and Participation in the 1996 Presidential Election: Did the Debates Matter? Chapter 11 Consequences of Negative Political Advertising Exposure Chapter 12 Political Talk Radio Shows' Impact on Democratic Citizenship Chapter 13 A Vehicle for Engagement or a Haven for the Disaffected? Internet Use, Political Alienation, and Voter Participation Part 14 Part III. Citizen Engagement: Reform Chapter 15 Election Law Reform and Turnout: What Works? Chapter 16 Voting Trends in the States: The Impact of Reform Chapter 17 Early Voting in Tennessee: Removing Barriers to Participation Chapter 18 Armchair Voting: The Vote-by-Mail Experiment in the State of Oregon Chapter 19 DebateWatch '96 and Citizen Engagement: Building Democracy through Citizen Communication Chapter 20 Going Beyond Adults and Voter Turnout: Evaluating a Socialization Program Involving Schools, Family, and Media Chapter 21 Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Citizen Participation: New Technologies and New Techniques Chapter 22 Engaging the Public: An Agenda for Reform
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This well-rounded study goes beyond handwringing about the sad state of civic engagement in the United States. It presents important research that sheds new light on the problem and makes thoughtful, Read more...

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