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Social Citizen Peer Networks and Political Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0226922820

ISBN-13: 9780226922829

Edition: 2012

Authors: Betsy Sinclair

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Human beings are social animals. Yet despite vast amounts of research into political decision making, very little attention has been devoted to its social dimensions. In political science, social relationships are generally thought of as mere sources of information, rather than active influences on one’s political decisions. Drawing upon data from settings as diverse as South Los Angeles and Chicago’s wealthy North Shore, Betsy Sinclair shows that social networks do not merely inform citizen’s behavior, they can—and do—have the power to change it. From the decision to donate money to a campaign or vote for a particular candidate to declaring oneself a Democrat or Republican, basic political…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: Social Pressure and Participatory Democracy
Voting Together: Do the Neighbors Know We Voted?
Social Campaign Giving: Could You Please Take Out Your Checkbook?
Candidate Choice: What Makes a Democrat Vote like a Republican?
Peer-Pressured Party Identification: The Elephant in the Room
Conclusion: Social Pressure and the Democratic Experiment
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