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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


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