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Facing the challenge of democracy : explorations in the analysis of public opinion and political participation

Author: Paul M Sniderman; Benjamin Highton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats

Citizens are political simpletons - that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. This title brings together the political scientists, who offer insights into the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Sniderman; Benjamin Highton
ISBN: 9780691151113 0691151113 9780691151106 0691151105
OCLC Number: 800628568
Description: 1 vol. (XIX-389 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: facing the challenge of democracy / Paul M. Sniderman, Benjamin Highton --
I. How do political scientists know what citizens want? An essay on theory and measurement / Arthur Lupia --
II. Purposive mass belief systems concerning foreign policy / Benjamin I. Page, Tao Xie --
III. Cosmopolitanism / Simon Jackman, Lynn Vavreck --
IV. Running to the right: effects of campaign strategy on mass opinion and behavior / Diana Mutz, Susanna Dilliplane --
V. Pathways to conservative identification: the politics of ideological contradiction in the United States / Christopher Ellis, James A. Stimson --
VI. Partisan differences in job approval ratings of George W. Bush and U.S. senators in the states: an exploration / Gary C. Jacobson --
VII. Political participation, polarization, and public opinion: activism and the merging of partisan and ideological polarization / John H. Aldrich, Melanie Freeze --
VIII. Political Parties in the capital economy of modern campaigns / Jonathan Krasno --
IX. Candidates and parties in congressional elections: revisiting candidate-centered conclusions in a partisan era / Eric McGhee, Kathryn Pearson --
X. The myth of the independent voter revisited / David B. Magleby, Candice J. Nelson, Mark C. Westlye --
XI. Who really votes? / Stephen Ansolabehere, Eitan Hersh --
XII. Who governs if everyone votes? / John Sides, Eric Schickler, Jack Citrin --
XIII. The effects of registration laws on voter turnout: an updated assessment / Matthew R. Knee, Donald P. Green --
XIV. Issue preferences, civic engagement, and the transformation of American politics / Edward G. Carmines, Michael J. Ensley, Michael W. Wagner.
Responsibility: edited by Paul M. Sniderman and Benjamin Highton.


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