Controversies in Voting Behavior

ISBN-10: 1568023340
ISBN-13: 9781568023342
Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Sixteen newly selected readings from 1992-2001 examine US debates and data on six key issues: why voter turnout continues to be low, the impact of public lack of political information, what determines the vote, voters seeming preference for divided  More...

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List price: $54.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 3/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Sixteen newly selected readings from 1992-2001 examine US debates and data on six key issues: why voter turnout continues to be low, the impact of public lack of political information, what determines the vote, voters seeming preference for divided government, how politics affects party identification, and the party system in transition. Political scientists Niemi (U. of Rochester) and Weisberg (Ohio State U.) provide section introductions. c. Book News Inc.

Richard G. Niemi is professor of political science at the University of Rochester. He is the coauthor of many books, including Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn and Term Limits in the State Legislatures. He has written numerous articles on political socialization, voting, and legislative districting. He is currently doing research on civic education, term limits, and voting.

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Preface
Introduction
The Study of Voting and Elections
Political Participation
Why Is Voter Turnout Low (And Why Is It Declining)?
Tuning in, Tuning out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America
Solving the Puzzle of Participation in Electoral Politics
Electoral Participation
Political Information
Does Lack of Political Information Matter?
Information Effects in Collective Preferences
Voting Correctly
Rational Public Opinion
Vote Determinants
What Determines the Vote?
National Economic Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections
Multiple-Stage Explanation of Political Preferences
The Responsive Voter: Campaign Information and the Dynamics of Candidate Evaluation
Divided Government
Do Voters Prefer Divided Government?
Balancing Explanations of Divided Government
A New Approach to the Study of Ticket Splitting
Party Identification
How Much Does Politics Affect Party Identification?
Generational Changes and Party Identification
Partisan Stability: Evidence from Aggregate Data
Macropartisanship: The Permanent Memory of Partisan Evaluation
Party System Change
Is the Party System Changing?
Party Coalitions in Transition: Partisanship and Group Support, 1952-1996
The Sixth American Party System: Electoral Change, 1952-1992
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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