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Provoking Preferences

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that, while some people have specific and deeply held political commitments, most appear to hold only vague or ill-formed beliefs. People revise and act on them only when ... More


Using Niche News

Natalie Jomini Stroud

in Niche News: The Politics of News Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199755509
eISBN:
9780199897162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755509.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines a wide variety of contexts in order to understand the extent to which our political leanings influence our media exposure decisions. The main question of this chapter is: Are ... More


How Well Do Voters Behave?

Jason Brennan

in The Ethics of Voting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154442
eISBN:
9781400842094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154442.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines some relevant social-scientific literature that suggests that voters and citizens are often ignorant, irrational, and systematically in error in their political beliefs. Though ... More


Political Attitudes, Voting, and Criminal Behavior

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0032
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Researchers have turned their attention to prisoner reentry and reintegration as more and more people are released from prison and placed back into their communities each year. This scholarship ... More


Disenfranchisement and Civic Reintegration: Felons Speak Out

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Angela Behrens

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0042
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The survey results described in Chapter 5 provide useful information about the political orientations of people who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Yet those results also suggest ... More


Theoretical Foundations

George Klosko

in Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270200
eISBN:
9780191699467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The distinctive method applied in this study is the construction of principles with careful attention to the actual beliefs of liberal citizens. This chapter explains the reasons for using this ... More


Introduction

James A. Gardner

in What are Campaigns For?: The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195392616
eISBN:
9780199855438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392616.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Public criticism of the quality of campaigns has become a regular feature of the campaign season. Such criticism points toward a widely shared ideal of political conduct that serves as a standard of ... More


Essays Political and Familiar Two Aspects of Hazlitt's Ideal

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter returns to Hazlitt's writings characterized as ‘familiar style’. It discusses that his idealism is no less practical than it is theoretical; it moulds both his political beliefs and his ... More


The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror

Manfred B. Steger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199286942
eISBN:
9780191700408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286942.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Neoliberalism. Neoconservatism. Postmarxism. Postmodernism. Is there really something genuinely new about today's isms? Have we moved past our traditional ideological landscape? This book traces ... More


The Early Years

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on an aspect of Joseph Joubert's activity, for it helps to counteract the tendency to dismiss him as the philosophic recluse of Villeneuve. Undoubtedly the passivity of Joubert's ... More


Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua A. Tucker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691175591
eISBN:
9781400887828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175591.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It has long been assumed that the historical legacy of Soviet Communism would have an important effect on post-communist states. However, prior research has focused primarily on the institutional ... More


Intellectual Autobiography

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents an autobiography of P. F. Strawson. It details his family background, education, military career, and career as an academic philosopher. Strawson also briefly talks about his ... More


Religious Identification and Politics in the United States

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the influence of religious identification on a person's political commitment. It first considers how religious identities remain an important feature of American politics by ... More


Contesting America’s Missionary Destiny in Sinclair Lewis’s The God-Seeker

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Sinclair Lewis's novel The God-Seeker and seeks to clarify how it is a retrospective assessment of America being a missionary nation advancing religious and political beliefs. ... More


Striving for Citizenship

Brian P. Luskey

in On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752289
eISBN:
9780814753484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752289.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter illustrates how clerks engaged in politics and negotiated class distinctions within an emerging rough-and-tumble, democratic political culture. Initially, clerks who had attained their ... More


A Cassandra with Clout: Storm Jameson, Little Englander and Good European

Elizabeth Maslen

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Storm Jameson and identifies some important concerns on the dominant intermodern forms. One of the most important concerns is work, which is described as a constant pressure, ... More


‘You and I – All of Us Ordinary People’: Renegotiating ‘Britishness’ in Wartime

John Baxendale

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the process of renegotiating the concept of Britishness during World War 2. It questions the very concept of a broadly understood meaning of common identity and purpose beyond ... More


What They Believe: Ideas and Passions

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the political beliefs of Tea Party members. These include their determination to restore twenty-first century US government to the Constitutional principles articulated by the ... More


The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Brian Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

When leaders and citizens in the United States articulate their core political beliefs, they often do so in terms of parenthood and family. But while the motives might be admirable, the results of ... More


Fragmentation and Polarization of the Audience

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

in News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391961
eISBN:
9780190252397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter looks at how consumption of news online gives rise to audience fragmentation and polarization. It considers the conditions under which audience fragmentation and polarization may occur ... More


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