Political Behavior of the American Electorate

ISBN-10: 1604265213
ISBN-13: 9781604265217
Edition: 12th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Political Culture and American Democracy
Fair, Free, and Competitive Elections
Political Culture as a Foundation for Democracy
Maintaining a Democracy
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Suffrage and Turnout
Extensions of Suffrage
Restrictions on Suffrage
Turnout in American Elections Historically
High- and Low-Stimulus Elections
Voters and Nonvoters
Registration as a Barrier to Voting
Is the Level of Turnout in the United States a Cause for Concern?
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Partisanship
Party Loyalty
Party Identification
Types of Electoral Change
Party Systems and Realignments
Are Conditions Right for a Realignment?
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Partisans and Partisan Change
Voting Behavior
Are Independents Apolitical?
Partisan Change
The Future of Parties and Partisanship
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Social Characteristics of Partisans and Independents
The Social Composition of Partisan Groups
Social Group Analysis
Red and Blue States
Social Cross-Pressures
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Public Opinion and Ideology
The Measurement of Public Opinion
Domestic Economic Issues
Racial Issues
Social Issues
Homeland Security and Terrorism
International Affairs
Issues and Partisanship
Political Ideology
Public Opinion and Political Leadership
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Political Communication and the Mass Media
Functions of Opinions for Individuals
Opinion Consistency and Dissonance
Political Communication and Attitude Change
Attention to the Media
Did Iraq Have Weapons of Mass Destruction?
The Media and Presidential Approval Ratings
Campaigns
Presidential Primary Campaigns
Campaign Strategy
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Vote Choice and Electoral Decisions
Social Characteristics and Presidential Vote Choice
Partisanship and Ideology
Short-Term Forces
Determinants of Vote Choice
The Popular Vote and the Electoral College
Vote Choice in Other Types of Elections
The Meaning of an Election
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Survey Research Methods
Survey Data Collection
Validity of Survey Questions
Validity versus Continuity
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Index

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