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Learning Partisan Selectivity

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/9780199755509.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at how citizens learn about and from partisan media. It examines what partisans think about media bias and find that partisans frequently reach different conclusions about the ... More


Political Economy: Downsian Perspectives

Bernard Grofman

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Defends Down's three main arguments in An Economic Theory of Democracy. These three arguments relate to the costs associated with voting and rational non‐voting, party competition costs of attempting ... More


The Psychology of Civic Learning

Michael X. Delli Carpini

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Citizen knowledge is important to the democratic polity, being related to, among other things, political tolerance and efficacy, political participation, and the ability to consistently connect ... 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


What Knowledge is of Most Worth?

Paul E. Johnson

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Most research on political knowledge focuses on declarative knowledge or specific facts about politics. By contrast, this chapter posits the importance of operative knowledge action, which is ... More


The Religious and Political Consequences of Political Knowledge

Michele F. Margolis

in From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226555645
eISBN:
9780226555812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555812.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 6 explores how political knowledge helps create the religious gap. First, the chapter shows that respondents with medium and high levels of political knowledge drive the findings from the ... More


Framing Inequality at the Ground Level: An Experiment

Matt Guardino

in Framing Inequality: News Media, Public Opinion, and the Neoliberal Turn in U.S. Public Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190888183
eISBN:
9780190937287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888183.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates that neoliberal news coverage of economic and social welfare policy can shape public opinion in politically consequential ways. It presents an analysis of media content ... More


The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Thomas Pfister

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083310
eISBN:
9781781704653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book illuminates the links between the currently dominant transnational discourse on what constitutes ‘modern’ social policy and contemporary concepts and practices of citizenship. Throughout ... More


Five A Book Also Travels: Circulating Small Booklets in Dalit Poorva *

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter tells the story of how small cheap booklets (chhoti kitabein) disseminate Dalit political and critical knowledge among literate, semi-literate people, and also disseminates among ... More


Introduction: Hamlet’s Moment

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A key function of political drama of the turn of the seventeenth century was in helping large audiences understand what politics was. Attention to its role in the dissemination of political knowledge ... More


Knowledge, Oblivion, and Concealment in Early Modern Spain: The Ambiguous Agenda of the Archive of Simancas

Arndt Brendecke

in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266250
eISBN:
9780191869181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As early as 1540, Spain established a central archive within the walls of the castle of Simancas. This archive would seem an ideal case of early and systematic accumulation of documents. A closer ... 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


Political Discussion Networks and Information

Taylor N. Carlson, Marisa Abrajano, and Lisa García Bedolla

in Talking Politics: Political Discussion Networks and the New American Electorate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190082116
eISBN:
9780190082154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082116.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 examines the relationship among network characteristics, political knowledge, and policy attitudes by ethnorace, nativity, and gender. While we are unable to distinguish between selection ... More


Getting In: Initial and Shifting Engagement

in Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of Participation in Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774109
eISBN:
9780804778190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774109.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines trajectories of political participation by focusing on who initially participates. It analyzes the roots of individual participation in social movements and looks at predictors ... More


Gendered Personalities and Political Engagement

Monika L. McDermott

in Masculinity, Femininity, and American Political Behavior

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190462802
eISBN:
9780190462840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462802.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Politics is a rough-and-tumble arena in the United States. This chapter argues that, as a result, the more masculine an individual is, the more he or she is likely to be engaged in politics. Because ... More


Conclusion: Ethnocentrism and Political Life

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role or influence of ethnocentrism on politics. It discusses the issue of demarcating where ethnocentrism matters and where it does not, the ... More


Satire and Outrage: Parallel Functions and Impact

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

in Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190913083
eISBN:
9780190055332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913083.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 9 summarizes decades of research on the functions and impact of exposure to outrage programming and satire programming to make the case that these two different genres do serve parallel ... More


Political Knowledge and Fractured Perceptions: Education Is Not the Answer

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 12 begins Part IV, Correctives, by examining the role of political knowledge and education in addressing dueling fact perceptions. Contrary to many hopes, both political knowledge and ... More


The history play and the post-reformation public sphere

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that the public theatre most definitely sought to feed off, and in so doing to expand, the resulting ‘post-reformation public sphere’. Not, of course, out of a principled desire ... More


Elitism

Richard Arneson

in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Volume 2

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198759621
eISBN:
9780191821608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759621.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses political elitism, understood as the claim that those who know the political truths needed for correct (e.g. just) public policy choice, and they alone, are entitled to a share ... More


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