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The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Delia Baldassarri

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Voting distills a complex decision into a deceptively simple action. The electorate faces a messy tangle of parties, leaders, and issues. How is it possible for voters to unravel it all? How do they ... More


Anti‐Party Sentiments in Southern Europe

Mariano Torcal, Richard Gunther, and José Ramón Montero

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political scientists who have written about party decline (the ‘crisis of parties’) fall into two broad categories: one group includes those who focus their analysis on the organizational structures, ... More


Epilogue

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

in Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Power makes for a regional structure of places. This “structure of places” is made up of a set of loci for cultural interaction, and a set of ideologies about relative positions. “Places” are ... More


Socialism's Social Contract: Individual Citizen Petitions

Paul Betts

in Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199208845
eISBN:
9780191594755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208845.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Over the years, the GDR has gained a reputation (especially in West Germany) as a cranky and unremitting ‘complainer culture.’ Yet the perception of the GDR as a veritable ‘grumble Gesellschaft’ was ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies the popularity of the coming-of-age genre in the United States. It shows that this genre is partly a symptom of the abiding fascination of the Americans with the idea of ... More


Growing Disjunctions: PNF Rule and Popular Reaction

Paul Corner

in The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198730699
eISBN:
9780191741753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198730699.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After a brief survey of the sources available for the assessment of popular opinion under the regime, the chapter examines the growing divide which developed during the 1930s between the regime and a ... More


Perceptions of the Party

Paul Corner

in The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198730699
eISBN:
9780191741753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198730699.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter examines the popular reactions to the many kinds of abuse of power within the provincial fascist organisations during the 1930s and seeks to illustrate the diverse expressions of ... More


UKIP, Brexit and the Disruptive Political Potential of English National Identity

Robert Ford and Maria Sobolewska

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The defining feature of English national identity for many decades was its absence in politics. This has changed with the mobilisation of a particular strain of English national identity. It was not ... More


Democracy and Intermediation: Some Attitudinal and Behavioural Dimensions

Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero, and Mariano Torcal (eds)

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the central focus of this book, the nature of intermediation in a variety of democratic systems, and the implications of differing patterns of intermediation for the nature of ... More


The Heuristics of Italian Voters

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 enters directly into the heart of the book. First, it provides a summary of the theoretical framework and outlines our major research hypotheses. Second, it describes the Italian political ... More


Systematic and Effective Voting Heuristics

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 6 examines the effectiveness of the cognitive shortcuts and the consistency of their use, and shows that the judgment strategies used by utilius, amicus, and aliens are deployed not just in ... More


Conclusions

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 8 summarizes the various findings and discusses them in relation to the debate over the measurement of political sophistication and the more general issue of the low political literacy of ... More


The Defection of the Middle Class: The Endowed Schools Act, the Liberal Party, and the 1874 Election

Lawrence Goldman

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Liberal's defeat in 1874 and the disaffection of crucial sections of Liberal support. Nonconformists were opposed to the 1870 Education Act, the trade unions were hostile ... More


Depoliticisation as process, governance as practice: what did the ‘first wave’ get wrong and do we need a ‘second wave’ to put it right?

Colin Hay

in Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

To what extent does society need a 'second-wave' of writing on depoliticisation to correct the biases of the first and thereby to improve our capacity to gain analytical traction on the dynamic ... More


Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

John Owen Havard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Disaffected Parties reveals how alienation from politics effected crucial changes to the shape and status of literary form. Recovering the earliest expressions of grumbling, irritability, and ... More


Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere

Tanya Agathocleous

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753879
eISBN:
9781501753909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the effects of antisedition law on the overlapping public spheres of India and Britain under empire. After 1857, the British government began censoring the press in India, ... More


Mediating Miracle Truth: Permanent Struggle and Fragile Conviction in Kyrgyzstan

Mathijs Pelkmans

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the academically neglected area of miracles and their sustainability, not just because they characterize the effervescent qualities of Pentecostal conviction, but also because ... More


Education

Antonia Keung

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

With reference to the latest data, the chapter provided a review on the educational attainment of children in the UK between 2005/06 and 2014/15. It covered pupil attainments in Key Stage 2 (age 11), ... More


Research, ‘Experts’, and the Politics of Migration

Christina Boswell

in Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834557
eISBN:
9780191872655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834557.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the role of research in immigration politics and policy-making. It starts by distinguishing between three different functions of research: as instrumental to adjusting policy ... More


School exit and home education

Helen E. Lees

in Education without schools: Discovering alternatives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447306412
eISBN:
9781447304289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306412.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 covers exit from schooling attendance. Viewed through lens of Hirschman’s Exit, Voice and Loyalty theoretical framework, “school exit” is seen as deliberate (elective or desperate) act. ... More


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