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On Voter Competence

Author : Paul Goren
ISBN : 9780195396140
Genre : Medical
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Argues with the standard interpretation of the American voter as incompetent in matters of policy.

The Nature Of Belief Systems Reconsidered

Author : Jeffrey Friedman
ISBN : 9781135755355
Genre : Political Science
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In the foundational document of modern public-opinion research, Philip E. Converse’s "The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics" (1964) established the U.S. public’s startling political ignorance. This volume makes Converse’s long out-of-print article available again and brings together a variety of scholars, including Converse himself, to reflect on Converse’s findings after nearly half a century of further research. Some chapters update findings on public ignorance. Others outline relevant research agendas not only in public-opinion and voter-behavior studies, but in American political development, "state theory," and normative theory. Three chapters grapple with whether voter ignorance is "rational." Several chapters consider the implications of Converse’s findings for the democratic ideal of a well-informed public; others focus on the political "elite," who are better informed but quite possibly more dogmatic than members of the general public. Contributors include Scott Althaus, Stephen Earl Bennett, Philip E. Converse, Samuel DeCanio, James S. Fishkin, Jeffrey Friedman, Doris A. Graber, Russell Hardin, Donald Kinder, Arthur Lupia, Samuel L. Popkin, Ilya Somin, and Gregory W. Wawro. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society.

Voter Turnout

Author : Meredith Rolfe
ISBN : 9781107015418
Genre : Philosophy
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Combines positive political theory, social network research and computational modeling, explaining why some people are more likely to vote than others.

Paths Of Inequality In Brazil

Author : Marta Arretche
ISBN : 9783319781846
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents multidisciplinary analyses of the historical trajectories of social and economic inequalities in Brazil over the last 50 years. As one of the most unequal countries in the world, Brazil has always been an important case study for scholars interested in inequality research, but in the last few decades has brought a new phenomenon to renew researchers’ interest in the country. While the majority of democracies in the developed world have witnessed an increase in income inequality from the 1970s on, Brazil has followed the opposite path, registering a significant reduction of income inequality over the last 30 years. Bringing together studies carried out by experts from different areas, such as economists, sociologists, demographers and political scientists, this volume presents insights based on rigorous analyses of statistical data in an effort to explain the long term changes in social and economic inequalities in Brazil. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach, analyzing the relations between income inequality and different dimensions of social life, such as education, health, political participation, public policies, demographics and labor market. All of this makes Paths of Inequality in Brazil – A Half-Century of Change a very valuable resource for social scientists interested in inequality research in general, and especially for sociologists, political scientists and economists interested in the social and economic changes that Brazil went through over the last two decades.

Philosophy And Democracy

Author : Thomas Christiano
ISBN : 9780195350401
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume collects some of the leading essays in contemporary democratic theory published in the past thirty years. The anthology presents the work of a select group of contributors (including Peter Singer, Joshua Cohen, Ronald Dworkin, Richard Arneson, and others) and covers many foundational approaches defended by scholars from a range of different disciplines. The chapters address many issues that are central to philosophical reflections on democracy, such as questions pertaining to deliberative and economic approaches, as well as to such topics as intrinsic fairness, the role of equality in relation to minority groups, and the limits of democracy. Covering representative work in economics, political science, legal theory, and philosophy, this comprehensive volume is suited to courses in political theory and political philosophy.

Compilation Of Hearings And Markups

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration
ISBN : MINN:31951D03556646W
Genre : Absentee voting
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Making Citizens

Author : Zev M. Trachtenberg
ISBN : 9781134953646
Genre : Philosophy
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By analysing Rousseau's conception of the general will, Zev Trachtenberg characterises the attitude of civic virtue Rousseau believes individuals must have to cooperate successfully in society. Rousseau holds that culture affects political life by either fostering or discouraging civic virtue. However, while the cultural institutions Rousseau endorses would motivate citizens to obey the law, they would not prepare citizens to help frame it. Rousseau's view of culture thus works against his account of legitimacy, and Trachtenberg concludes that Rousseau's political theory as a whole is inconsistent.

Europe In Question

Author : Sara Binzer Hobolt
ISBN : 019954994X
Genre : History
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Europe in Question explains how voters decide in European Union referendums. Direct democracy plays an increasingly important role in the process of European integration, but how do citizens actually decide in these referendums? This question is addressed in this comprehensive, up-to-date study of the use of direct democratic institutions in Europe. The book presents a comparative study of campaign dynamics, elite strategies and voting behaviour inEuropean referendums from 1972 and 2008. The author also addresses the question of whether citizens are sufficiently competent to decide on complex matters of European integration and concludes that voters are far more competent than they are often given credit for.

Citizen Competence And Democratic Institutions

Author : Stephen L. Elkin
ISBN : 0271042435
Genre : Political Science
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Demanding Choices

Author : Shaun Bowler
ISBN : 0472087150
Genre : Political Science
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Referenda are becoming a more common way to resolve heated political questions. This book shows how voters make choices in referenda

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