Citizen Politics

Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

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Author: Russell J. Dalton

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483321436

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Now, more than ever, people drive the democratic process. What people think of their government and its leaders, how (or whether) they vote, and what they do or say about a host of political issues greatly affect the further strengthening or erosion of democracy and democratic ideals. This fully updated new sixth edition of Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, by Russell J. Dalton, continues to offer the only truly comparative study of political attitudes and behavior in the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany. In addition to its comprehensive, thematic examination of political values, political activity, voting, and public images of government within a cross-national context, Citizen Politics explores new forms of political activity, such as Internet-based activism and new forms of political consumerism. All chapters have been updated with the latest research and empirical evidence. Further, Dalton includes new discussions of citizen sophistication and its implications for democratic citizenship.

Citizen Politics in Western Democracies

Public Opinion and Political Parties in the United States, Great Britain, WestGermany, and France

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Author: Russell J. Dalton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Crossing Boundaries

Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism

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Author: George William Barnard,Jeffrey John Kripal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889119328

Category: Mysticism

Page: 471

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This is a book about people - as citizens, voters, protesters, campaign workers, community activists party members, and political spectators. Thorough, well-written and enormously informative, Citizen Politics is a valuable opportunity to examine political behavior in the United States within the context of other industrial democracies. Focusing on the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and France in a broad cross-national context, Russell Dalton offers the argument that the quality of citizen politics is alive and well whereas the institutions of democracy are in disarray.

Citizen Politics

Research and Theory in Canadian Political Behaviour

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Author: Joanna Marie Everitt,Brenda Lee O'Neill

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

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The study of political behaviour in Canada has often focused largely on parties and voting; Citizen Politics seeks to expand that definition of political behaviour to encompass behaviouralsim as a method of inquiry, as well as a focus of inquiry which includes; political culture, public opinion, voting and elections, political participation, leaders and activists, and interest groups and social movements. In the past fifteen years since a Canadian political behaviour text was last published, the field has changed immensely, and this collection reflects these changes. Women are examined as independent political actors, the importance of the media to voting and elections is investigated; the uniqueness of immigrant and ethnic minority participation in Canadian politics is discussed, and new social movements are examined. Each section begins with an essay that synthesizes the important research and arguments that inform each subfield. These are followed by two or more essays of original, contemporary research which inform students of critical new approaches and provide examples of how research in the field of political behaviour is conducted. The editors begin the volume with an essay that discusses what political behaviour is, how the study is done, and why it is important as a field of study, and they end the book with an examination of the state of the field in Canada today and an assessment of tomorrow's challenges.

Die Politik

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Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Citizen Politics

An Introduction to Political Behavior

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Author: James David Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political psychology

Page: 199

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Readings in citizen politics

studies of political behavior

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Author: James David Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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CommonWealth

A Return to Citizen Politics

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Author: Harry Chatten Boyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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A historical review of citizen activism, discusses the resurgence of "commonwealth," an idea steeped in American tradition, which involves all individuals in the welfare and responsibility of the community, offering a practical agenda for civic reform

Entertaining the Citizen

When Politics and Popular Culture Converge

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Author: Liesbet van Zoonen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742529076

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Can politics be combined with entertainment? Can political involvement and participation be fun? Politics and popular culture are converging all the time, whether it s in Arnold Schwarzenegger s election as governor of California or in political television dramas and movies like The West Wing and Dave. This book encourages readers to think about how links between entertainment and politics have the potential to rejuvenate citizenship, endorse civic values, and sustain civic commitment. Instead of discarding the popular as irrelevant or dangerous to the democratic process, Liesbet van Zoonen shows us the possibilities for increasing political knowledge and participation through the arenas of politics and popular music, political soaps, political television dramas, and politicians as celebrities. A first-rate starting point for debate, Entertaining the Citizen will stimulate and entertain students and general readers alike."

Citizens and Politics

Perspectives from Political Psychology

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Author: James H. Kuklinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521593762

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

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This volume brings together some of the research on citizen decision making.

Citizens, Politics and Social Communication

Information and Influence in an Election Campaign

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Author: R. Robert Huckfeldt,John Sprague

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521452984

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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Democratic politics is a collective enterprise, not simply because individual votes are counted to determine winners, but more fundamentally because the individual exercise of citizenship is an interdependent undertaking. Citizens argue with one another and they generally arrive at political decisions through processes of social interaction and deliberation. This book is dedicated to investigating the political implications of interdependent citizens within the context of the 1984 presidential campaign as it was experienced in the metropolitan area of South Bend, Indiana. Hence this is a community study in the fullest sense of the term. National politics is experienced locally through a series of filters unique to a particular setting and its consequences for the exercise of democratic citizenship.

Citizen Politics In Post-industrial Societies

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Author: Terry Nichols Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429981252

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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The past several decades have seen profound changes in the political landscapes of advanced industrial societies. This volume assesses key political developments and links them to underlying socioeconomic and cultural forces. These forces include the growth of a well-educated middle class, the moderating of bipolar class divisions between wealthy capitalists and struggling workers, and the accelerated rise of new media technologies (especially television) as potent tools shaping the terms of public discussion. Related political transformations include the spread of new social movements on feminist, environmental, and civil liberties issues; economic concerns focusing more on growth, taxes, and middle class programs than on redistribution; the fracturing of core left and right political ideologies; and the growing centrality of electronic media as carriers of political opinions and rhetoric. The past several decades have seen profound changes in the political landscapes of advanced industrial societies. This volume assesses key political developments and links them to underlying socioeconomic and cultural forces. These forces include the growth of a well-educated middle class, the moderating of bipolar class divisions between wealthy capitalists and struggling workers, and the accelerated rise of new media technologies (especially television) as potent tools shaping the terms of public discussion. Related political transformations include the spread of new social movements on feminist, environmental, and civil liberties issues; economic concerns focusing more on growth, taxes, and middle class programs than on redistribution; the fracturing of core left and right political ideologies; and the growing centrality of electronic media as carriers of political opinions and rhetoric. In their introduction, Terry Clark and Michael Rempel pull together many seemingly disparate political changes to construct a clear, synthetic framework, identifying eight core components of postindustrial politics. Part Two examines shifts in underlying cultural values. It features a lively exchange between different contributors over whether apolitical, materialistic values have risen or declined since the 1960s. Part Three offers an in-depth look at the political views and party allegiances of the growing middle classes and Part Four examines some of todays most divisive issues.Although primarily adopting a cross-national perspective, Citizen Politics in Post-Industrial Societies includes several case studies of politics in the United States and one in Japan. Unique in its synthetic vision, this volume will stimulate and challenge readers from across the political and theoretical spectrum.

Cyborg Citizen

Politics in the Posthuman Age

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Author: Chris Hables Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113522191X

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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The growing synergy of humans and technology--from dialysis to genetically altered foods to PET scans--is transforming how we view our minds and our bodies. But how has it changed the body politic? How can we forge a society that protects the rights of human and cyborg alike? The creator of the cult classic Cyborg Handbook, Chris Hables Gray, now offers the first guide to "posthuman" politics, framing the key issues that could threaten or brighten our technological future. For good or ill, politics has already been cyborged in ways that touch us all: On-line voting promises to change who participates. Wars are won on video screens. Biotechnological advances-- cloning, sexual prostheses, gene patents--are redefining life, death, and family in ways that strain the social contract. In the face of these advances, visions of the cyborg future range from the utopian to the nightmarish, from a spiritual super-race transcending the body's confines to a soulless Borg consuming human individuality. Only with a broad, historically rich and ethically grounded understanding of these issues, Gray argues, can we combat the threats to our freedom and even our survival. A work of vision and imagination, Cyborg Citizen lays the groundwork for the participatory evolution of our society.

Seabrook Station

Citizen Politics and Nuclear Power

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Author: Henry F. Bedford

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870237850

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Recounts the effort to construct, license, and operate the Seabrook nuclear plant, discusses the licensing and regulatory process, and portrays the mismanagement and bureaucracy involved in the case

The Citizen and Politics

A Comparative Perspective

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Author: Sidney Verba,Lucian W. Pye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Gender and Citizenship

Politics and Agency in France, Britain and Denmark

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Author: Birte Siim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598439

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Feminist analysis shows that the prevailing concepts of citizenship often assume a male citizen. How, then, does this affect the agency and participation of women in modern democracies? This insightful book, first published in 2000, presents a systematic comparison of the links between women's social rights and democratic citizenship in three different citizenship models: republican citizenship in France, liberal citizenship in Britain, and social citizenship in Denmark. Birte Siim argues that France still suffers from the contradictions of pro-natalist policy, and that Britain is only just starting to re-conceptualise the male-breadwinner model that is still a dominant feature. In her examination of the dual-breadwinner model in Denmark, Siim presents research about Scandinavian social policy and makes an important and timely contribution to debates in political sociology, social policy and gender studies.

Apathy in America, 1960-1984

Causes and Consequences of Citizen Political Indifference

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Author: Stephen Earl Bennett

Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 198

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Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.