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Building a new politics?

Gerry Stoker

in New Paradigms in Public Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264935
eISBN:
9780191760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264935.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter first examines the evidence that political alienation and disengagement is not evenly spread among all sections of British society, and indeed appears to be concentrating among some of ... More


Changing Citizen Orientations

Russell J. Dalton

in Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter assembles an array of cross-national public opinion data to track the decline in political trust in advanced industrial democracies. Contemporary publics are less trustful of ... 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


Communities, Coercive Mobility, and Public Safety

Todd R. Clear

in Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195305791
eISBN:
9780199943944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter argues that high levels of incarceration can damage social networks and social capital, increasing disorganization by impeding other forms of control. It explains that high incarceration ... More


The Democratic Ideal of Self-Government

Cristina Lafont

in Democracy without Shortcuts: A Participatory Conception of Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198848189
eISBN:
9780191882746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848189.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the relationship between two elements of the democratic ideal of self-government: political equality and citizens’ democratic control. With respect to democratic control, the ... More


Deep Pluralist Conceptions of Democracy

Cristina Lafont

in Democracy without Shortcuts: A Participatory Conception of Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198848189
eISBN:
9780191882746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848189.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes deep pluralist conceptions of democracy. Advocates of this approach contend that political disagreement runs so deep that it cannot be reasonably overcome. In light of this ... More


The Political Consequences of Distrust

Hannah L. Walker

in Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190940645
eISBN:
9780190940683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940645.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Over 50% of Blacks and Latinos and nearly 30% of Whites have proximal contact with the criminal justice system. This group of people experience the consequences of the carceral state vicariously via ... More


Losing Our Minds

John Gastil and Katherine R. Knobloch

in Hope for Democracy: How Citizens Can Bring Reason Back into Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190084523
eISBN:
9780190084561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084523.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

Citizens across the world report a declining trust in democratic government and in one another. This chapter argues that the rise in alienation is due largely to the co-optation of democratic ... More


Satisfaction or Disaffection from British Democracy?

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/9780199656639.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reviews how minorities feel about British democracy and how much they trust British political institutions. As in Chapter 3, the central finding is of convergence across the generations ... More


Democracy Denied

Jennifer M. Silva

in We're Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190888046
eISBN:
9780190888077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888046.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines what unites working-class people across race, birthplace, and gender: their disenchantment with mainstream social and political institutions, and their decision to disable ... More


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