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Participation in America Political Democracy and Social Equality

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ISBN-10: 0226852962

ISBN-13: 9780226852966

Edition: 1987 (Reprint)

Authors: Sidney Verba, Norman H. Nie

List price: $43.00
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Participation in America represents the largest study ever conducted of the ways in which citizens participate in American political life. Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie addresses the question of who participates in the American democratic process, how, and with what effects. They distinguish four kinds of political participation: voting, campaigning, communal activity, and interaction with a public official to achieve a personal goal. Using a national sample survey and interviews with leaders in 64 communities, the authors investigate the correlation between socioeconomic status and political participation. Recipient of the Kammerer Award (1972), Participation in America provides fundamental information about the nature of American democracy.
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/16/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Participation and Democracy
The Participation Input
Citizen Participation: How Much? How Widespread?
The Modes of Participation: An Overview
The Modes of Participation: An Empirical Analysis
The Types of Participators: Their Orientation to Politics
Who Are the Activists?
The Rationality of Political Activity: A Reconsideration
The Process of Politicization
Social Status and Political Participation: The Standard Model
Participation and the Life Cycle
Blacks, Whites, and Participation
The Organizational Context of Political Participation
Political Parties and Political Participation
The Community Context of Participation: A Test of Two Models
Participation: The Record of the Past Two Decades
The Consequences of Participation
Participation and Policy Preferences
Participation and Preferences: The Role of Social Position and Party
Participation and Leader Responsiveness: I. A Measure and Some Data
Participation and Leader Responsiveness: II. The Basic Hypotheses
Participation and Leader Responsiveness: III. Elaboration and Some Counterhypotheses
Participation and Equality: Who Gets What and How?
The Sample Design
Description of the Participation Variables
Descriptions and Frequency Distributions for the Demographic Questions
Descriptions of Attitude and Orientation Measures
The Structure of Participation: Some Validity Checks
Types of Participators: A Cluster Analysis
Some Methodological Notes on Our Use of Parametric Statistics
Description of the Sample of Local Community Leaders
The Computation of Citizen Elite Concurrence Scores
Index