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Political Participation, Polarization, and Public Opinion: Activism and the Merging of Partisan and Ideological Polarization

John H. Aldrich and Melanie Freeze

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers how dynamics in public opinion combine with changes in participation and in the degree of elite (specifically, congressional) polarization in this regard. It begins by ... More


Measuring Everyday Perceptions of the Distribution of the American Electorate

Charles M. Judd, Leaf Van Boven, Michaela Huber, and Ana P. Nunes

in Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates perceptions of policy and partisan polarization through the use of an interactive histogram procedure (in which respondents were asked to raise and lower bars to reflect ... More


The Activist Party

Josh Pacewicz

in Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226402550
eISBN:
9780226402727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402727.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how community leaders’ avoidance of partisan politics transforms grassroots parties, resulting in a new ideal typical form of grassroots organization: the activist party. The ... More


Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Frances E. Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book argues that the congressional agenda includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, senators from the Democratic Party and ... More


Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

Josh Pacewicz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226402550
eISBN:
9780226402727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402727.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Since the 1970s, American political parties and voters have diverged: politicians and party leaders have grown more polarized, while voters’ ambivalence towards the two parties and preferences for ... More


The Political Activism of Clergy

Corwin E. Smidt

in Pastors and Public Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455491
eISBN:
9780190455521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455491.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the political activism of clergy outside the context of congregational life. It first analyzes the political topics that clergy report they address publicly with regularity, the ... More


Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

İlter Turan

in Turkey’s Difficult Journey to Democracy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663989
eISBN:
9780191799341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663989.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Turning to the two original questions of whether a country that does not possess those attributes that are associated with democratic societies can achieve them under democracy, and whether ... More


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