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The unheavenly chorus : unequal political voice and the broken promise of American democracy

Author: Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E Brady; Sidney Verba
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. print., and 1. paperback printView all editions and formats
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Looks at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests - membership associations such as unions, professional associations,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E Brady; Sidney Verba
ISBN: 9780691154848 0691154848 9780691159867 0691159866
OCLC Number: 889865445
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: Award for Excellence in Social Sciences 2012
Winner of PROSE Awards: Government & Politics 2012
Description: XXIX, 693 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: List of Figures ix List of Tables xiii Preface xvii Acknowledgments xxv Chapter 1. Introduction: Democracy and Political Voice 1 PART I: Thinking about Inequality and Political Voice Chapter 2. The (Ambivalent) Tradition of Equality in America 31 Chapter 3. The Context: Growing Economic Inequality and Weakening Unions 69 Chapter 4. Equal Voice and the Dilemmas of Democracy 96 PART II: Inequality of Political Voice and Individual Participation Chapter 5. Does Unequal Voice Matter? 117 Chapter 6. The Persistence of Unequal Voice 147 Chapter 7. Unequal at the Starting Line: The Intergenerational Persistence of Political Inequality with Nancy Burns 177 Chapter 8. Political Participation over the Life Cycle with Jennifer Erkulwater 199 Chapter 9. Political Activism and Electoral Democracy: Perspectives on Economic Inequality and Political Polarization 232 PART III: Inequality of Political Voice and Organized Interest Activity Chapter 10. Political Voice through Organized Interests: Introductory Matters 265 Chapter 11. Who Sings in the Heavenly Chorus? Th e Shape of the Organized Interest System with Traci Burch and Philip Edward Jones 312 Chapter 12. The Changing Pressure Community 347 Chapter 13. Beyond Organizational Categories 370 Chapter 14. Political Voice through Organized Interest Activity with Philip Edward Jones and Traci Burch 393 PART IV: Can We Change the Accent of the Unheavenly Chorus? Chapter 15. Breaking the Pattern through Political Recruitment 447 Chapter 16. Weapon of the Strong? Participatory Inequality and the Internet 483 Chapter 17. What, if Anything, Is to Be Done? with Shauna Shames 534 Chapter 18. Conclusion: Equal Voice and the Promise of American Democracy 574 Appendixes Appendix A: Equality and the State and U.S. Constitutions 605 Appendix B: The Persistence of Political and Nonpolitical Activity 608 Appendix C: The Intergenerational Transmission of Political Participation 616 Appendix D: Age, Period, and Cohort Effects 619 Appendix E: The Washington Representatives Database 621 Appendix F: Additional Tables 645 Appendix G: Do Online and Offline Political Activists Differ from One Another? 649 Index 655
Responsibility: Kay Lehman Schlozman ; Sidney Verba ; Henry E. Brady.

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