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Partisan Involvement and Selective Exposure

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/9780199755509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether partisan selective exposure affects, or is affected by, partisan involvement. It shows that partisan selective exposure is related to all sorts of important ... More


Political Activism and Electoral Democracy: Perspectives on Economic Inequality and Political Polarization

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter uses evidence about political activity to shed light on two puzzles. First, the chapter considers why, in a two-party system with equal voting, contrary to the logic of the median voter ... More


Political Polarization and Issues: A New Perspective

John S. Lapinski

in The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses how policy issue substance matters for studying political preferences. Fully exploring how policy issue substance matters for studying political polarization in Congress, the ... More


The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

John S. Lapinski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend very little time studying ... More


Democracy in Israel: Proven Yet Precarious

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews literary works made at the conundrum of Israel's democratic vitality. Israeli democracy has survived two major transfers of power, in 1977 and 1992, and has thereby passed the ... More


Conclusion

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter provides profiles of the case studies in the work, as well as theoretical and policy implications of the work. It argues that only realism can explain voluntary political ... More


The Civil State: Trust, Polarization, and the Quality of State Government

Eric M. Uslaner (ed.)

in Public Opinion in State Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753005
eISBN:
9780804767972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether trust toward others in the mass public affects the quality of governmental performance in states. It proposes a model good government in the civil state for the ... More


Clubiste Ascendancy and Feuillantist Response

W. D. Edmonds

in Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227496
eISBN:
9780191678714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227496.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Late in 1790, a predominantly artisanal democratic movement took the political initiative in Lyon. Paris did not have a really strong, organized popular movement until l792; Lyon had one from the ... More


Polarization and Politics

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 6 explains how the three long-standing trends described in earlier chapters fed into rising political polarization, especially in Washington. First, the rise of neoliberalism pushed both ... More


The Sources of Polarization

Tom Allen

in Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the deeper sources of the current political polarization and the puzzling rigidity of the Republican Party. Conservatives have a message advantage in America' political ... More


Changing Political Context and Changing State Outcomes

Thomas M. Holbrook

in Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190269128
eISBN:
9780190632809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269128.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines another way in which group characteristics influence election outcomes, which is by interacting with the broader political environment to produce different effects on outcomes ... More


Demands for Choice: The Competition between Left and Right

José María Maravall

in Demands on Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Voting is only relevant for citizens when they can choose between genuine political alternatives that correspond to their preferences. Proponents of ‘more’ democracy claim that political competitors ... More


Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Tom Allen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The rhetoric of the 2012 presidential campaign exposed the deeply rooted sources of political polarization in America at that time. One side celebrated individualism and divided the public into ... More


Introduction: Congress Goes Public

C. Danielle Vinson

in Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190632243
eISBN:
9780190632281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190632243.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 considers why members of Congress may want to use media to influence policy in the wake of several historical developments and the obstacles members may face. The decline of traditional ... More


Politics Embedded in Community Governance: The Community Leadership 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/9780226402727.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how traditional community leaders’ political engagement resulted in politics embedded in community governance: organizational and ideological overlap between community institutions ... More


Why Congressional Members Go Public

C. Danielle Vinson

in Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190632243
eISBN:
9780190632281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190632243.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 looks at members’ goals and the reactive nature of their media relations efforts and considers why members of Congress go public. After examining the variety of goals members can have in ... More


American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

John L. Campbell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about how Donald Trump, who had no prior public service, became president of the United States. It argues that Trump capitalized on a wave of increasing public discontent that stemmed ... More


Aurora colonialis: German Imperialism and the Modernity of Slavery

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the impact of German imperialism on slavery in the Cameroon Grassfields. It suggests that the German presence in the Grassfields not only increased the taking of slaves under ... More


How Did This Happen?

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 summarizes the book’s core argument—that Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency did not occur so much from the contingencies of the election per se (e.g. his campaign strategy, Russian ... More


Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation

Michael A. Rebell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226549781
eISBN:
9780226549958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226549958.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Throughout American history, the primary mission of public schools has been to prepare students to be effective citizens capable of sustaining a vibrant democracy. Over the past half century, ... More


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