Good Citizen How a Younger Generation Is Reshaping American Politics

ISBN-10: 1604265566
ISBN-13: 9781604265569
Edition: 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Russell Dalton is a professor at the University of California, Irvine and former director of the Center for the Study of Democracy. His research and teaching focuses on the changing nature of citizen politics in contemporary democracies. He has received a Fulbright Research Fellowship, a German Marshall Fund Fellowship, Barbra Streisand Center Fellowship and POSCO Research Fellowship. He has served on the boards of the American National Election Study, the British Election Study and the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Among his recent authored or edited books are The Apartisan American (2012), Political Parties and Democratic Linkage (2011), Citizens, Context and Choice (2011), The Good Citizen (2009), Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior (2007), Citizens, Democracy and Markets around the Pacific Rim (2006), Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies (2004), Democracy Transformed? The Expansion of Citizen Access in Advanced Industrial Democracies (2003), and Parties without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies (co-editor, 2001). He has also appeared in six feature-length Hollywood movies.

Tables And Figures
Preface to the Revised Edition
Citizenship and the Transformation of American Society
The Social Transformation of America
The Plot of This Book
Conclusion18
Defining the Norms of Citizenship
The Meaning and Measurement of Citizenship
Citizenship in Theory
What Is a "Good" Citizen?
The Two Faces of Citizenship
The Distribution of Citizenship Norms
What Kind of Citizenship
Forming Citizenship Norms
A Generational Gap?
The Rising Tide of Social Status
Patterns by Gender and Ethnicity
Citizenship and Religion
Partisan Differences in Citizenship
Bringing the Pieces Together
The Social Roots of Citizenship
The Consequences of Citizenship
Bowling Alone or Protesting with a Group
What Could You Do to Influence the Government?
The Myth of the Disengaged American
Old Repertoires and New Repertoires
Citizenship Norms and Participation
Engaged Democrats
Tolerating Others
How to Measure Political Tolerance
The Unconventional Evidence: Rising Political Tolerance
Who Is Tolerant and Who Is Not
Citizenship and Tolerance
Implications of Citizenship and Tolerance
Is Government the Problem or the Solution?
What Should Government Do?
We Want Government to Be a Big Spender
Public Policy Preferences
Citizenship and Public Policy
Images of Leviathan
Changing Images of Government
America, Right or Wrong
In Tocqueville's Footsteps
The Norms of Citizenship
Comparing the Consequences of Citizenship
Citizenship in Comparative Perspective
Conclusion
The Two Faces Of Citizenship
Rebalancing the American Political Culture
Understanding Generation X
Tocqueville Revisited
Norm Shift and American Democracy
Epilogue: Engaged Citizens and the 2008 Presidential Election
The Primary Campaign
The General Election Campaign
The Legacy of 2008
Statistical Primer
Endnotes
Index

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