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Political Interest

Oscar W. Gabriel and Jan W. Van Deth

in The Impact of Values

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294757
eISBN:
9780191599040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294751.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the relations between value orientation and shifts in levels of political concern and engagement in Western Europe. First, it considers some interpretations of the link between ... More


Measuring Political Interest

Danielle Shani

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/9780691151458.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses the measurement of citizens' interest in politics. To make progress in understanding citizens' interest in politics, its causes, and its consequences, one must be equipped with ... More


Political Engagement, Institutions, and the Gender Gap

Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608607
eISBN:
9780191745799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608607.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 3 presents cross-national statistical analyses that assess the effect of institutions and outcomes on political engagement across a wide range of democracies. Widely varying gender gaps exist ... More


“A Voice for the Industry”: Business Associations and Political Interests

Lyn Spillman

in Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

One of the most common assumptions about American business associations is that they are simply political interest groups. This chapter discusses sociological arguments for this assumption and shows ... More


Health risks and the media

Monica Shaw

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews representation of health risks in the ‘old’ and ‘new’ media, reflecting on whether they distort and mislead rather than inform the public. The social amplification of risk and ... More


The Politics and Economics of Interests: Ruling Elites and U.S. Power

Natasha Hamilton-Hart

in Hard Interests, Soft Illusions: Southeast Asia and American Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450549
eISBN:
9780801464034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450549.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the political and economic interests underlying the beliefs held by ruling elites and their allies in noncommunist countries of Southeast Asia regarding American hegemony. In ... More


‘National Risk’: The Work of the Cabinet Committee

Virginia Berridge

in AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Against this backdrop of growing fear about the heterosexual spread of AIDS, about the role of women and children, about numbers and costs, political interest was finally ignited. Politicians had ... More


Social Risk, Policy Dissatisfaction, and Political Alienation: A Comparison of Six European Countries

Maria Oskarson

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between social position and political alienation, the latter of which is a combination of low political interest and low political trust, considering whether ... More


Behind Beliefs: Hard Interests, Soft Illusions

Natasha Hamilton-Hart

in Hard Interests, Soft Illusions: Southeast Asia and American Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450549
eISBN:
9780801464034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450549.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the core evaluative beliefs about the United States held by members of the foreign policy community in Southeast Asia and argues that they are driven by the political and ... More


Political Orientations: Home or Away?

Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders, and Maria Sobolewska

in The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656639
eISBN:
9780191765247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656639.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers political interest, political knowledge, and democratic values (belief in a duty to vote). It confirms that those who migrated to Britain as adults show higher levels of duty ... More


The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Richard S. Kim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This book traces the development of Korean immigrant nationalism within the context of the Korean independence movement which sought to liberate Korea from Japanese colonial rule. Regarding Japanese ... More


Politics, Relief, and Reform: Roosevelt's Efforts to Control Corruption and Political Manipulation during the New Deal

John Joseph Wallis, Price V. Fishback, and Shawn Kantor (eds)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the efforts of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to control corruption and political manipulation. It describes the types of corruption involved with relief during the New ... More


Professional Expertise

Natasha Hamilton-Hart

in Hard Interests, Soft Illusions: Southeast Asia and American Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450549
eISBN:
9780801464034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450549.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how professional expertise is produced and consumed by members of the foreign policy community in Southeast Asia. Foreign policymakers in Southeast Asia explain their beliefs ... More


Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Joseph B. Atkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book probes the difficult relationship between the press and organized labor in the South from the past to the present day. Written by a veteran journalist and first-hand observer of the labor ... More


Beyond Ideology: Returning to Politics

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In recent years, political scientists and journalists have strongly argued that ideology plays an important role in structuring party conflict in the U.S Congress. Although party conflict in Congress ... More


The Nadir of Black Political Influence, 1909–1932

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the lowest point and darkest period in Atlanta politics. During the period from 1909 to the New Deal, Atlanta politics, and black political interest and influence plummeted to ... More


War and Self-Defence

Helen Frowe

in Defensive Killing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199609857
eISBN:
9780191760921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609857.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the reductive individualist view that we can and should understand the ethics of killing in war in terms of the ethics of killing between individuals. It argues against the claim ... More


“Federalists and Tories Carrying Everything With A High Hand”: Catholics and the Politics of the 1790s

Jason K. Duncan

in Citizens or Papists?: The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225125
eISBN:
9780823236930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225125.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the political status of New York Catholics in the 1790s. By the turn of the 19th century, two distinct political persuasions were emerging, each ... More


Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Ben Tonra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book offers a new way of looking at Irish foreign policy, linking its development with changes in Irish national identity. Many debates within contemporary international relations focus on the ... More


Inheritance (1750–66)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

After outlining the history of the Buccleuch estates and the background to the Duke’s inheritance, this chapter focuses on the management of his estates during his long minority, from 1751-1767. The ... More


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