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Public opinion & polls

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Political Behavior in Latin America

Political Behavior in Latin America

Author: Orlando J. (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA) Perez Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

By analyzing the key theories of political behavior in the context of Latin America, Orlando Perez illustrates the impact, nature, and limits of democratization. This book fills a longstanding gap in comparative politics by tying together the transformations in political institutions and processes in the developing world and the empirical data on political participation among the citizens of these countries. Using AmericasBarometer, the most extensive and empirically grounded series of public opinion data ever conducted in Latin America, plus extensive examination of the available aggregate data on election results and turnout this book sheds light on citizen participation by answering the following questions: Why citizens vote? What factors shape their electoral choices? How and why do citizens support particular political parties? When, how, and why do citizens engage in politics? What role do parties and political candidates play in the levels of political engagement? What are the determinants of conventional and unconventional citizen participation, and how does each shape the nature of politics in Latin America? How, why, and under what circumstances do citizens support or oppose democracy as a political value? And what are the consequences of such support or opposition for the consolidation of democratic governance in Latin America, and by comparison the rest of the developed world? Political Behavior in Latin America is the first comprehensive attempt to analyze empirically the factors that determine citizen participation in the region using theoretically grounded and empirically sound longitudinal data. This is a must-read for all students and scholars of political behavior, comparative politics, and Latin American studies.

Political Behavior in Latin America

Political Behavior in Latin America

Author: Orlando J. (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA) Perez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

By analyzing the key theories of political behavior in the context of Latin America, Orlando Perez illustrates the impact, nature, and limits of democratization. This book fills a longstanding gap in comparative politics by tying together the transformations in political institutions and processes in the developing world and the empirical data on political participation among the citizens of these countries. Using AmericasBarometer, the most extensive and empirically grounded series of public opinion data ever conducted in Latin America, plus extensive examination of the available aggregate data on election results and turnout this book sheds light on citizen participation by answering the following questions: Why citizens vote? What factors shape their electoral choices? How and why do citizens support particular political parties? When, how, and why do citizens engage in politics? What role do parties and political candidates play in the levels of political engagement? What are the determinants of conventional and unconventional citizen participation, and how does each shape the nature of politics in Latin America? How, why, and under what circumstances do citizens support or oppose democracy as a political value? And what are the consequences of such support or opposition for the consolidation of democratic governance in Latin America, and by comparison the rest of the developed world? Political Behavior in Latin America is the first comprehensive attempt to analyze empirically the factors that determine citizen participation in the region using theoretically grounded and empirically sound longitudinal data. This is a must-read for all students and scholars of political behavior, comparative politics, and Latin American studies.

Intellectuals and Society

Intellectuals and Society

Author: Thomas Sowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2020

This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence. These new chapters show the radically different views of race prevailing among the intelligentsia at the beginning of the twentieth century and at the end- and yet how each of these opposite views of race had the same dogmatic quality and the same refusal to countenance differing opinions among their contemporaries, much less engage dissenting opinions in serious debate. Moreover, each of these very different views of race produced flourishes of rhetoric and travesties of logic, leading to dire social consequences, though of very different sorts in the two eras. Other additions to this edition include a critique of John Rawls' conception or justice and a re-examination of the so-called trickle-down theory behind tax cuts for the rich. There are other revisions, from the preface to the final chapter, the latter being extensively rewritten to bring together and highlight the themes of the other chapters, and to make unmistakably clear what Intellectuals and Society is, and is not, seeking to do.

Learning by Voting

Learning by Voting

Author: Rebecca B. Morton, Kenneth C. Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020

Coming To Public Judgment

Coming To Public Judgment

Author: Daniel Yankelovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2020

The Anatomy of Public Opinion

The Anatomy of Public Opinion

Author: Jacob Shamir, Michal Shamir Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020

Building upon recent work in communication, social psychology, social cognition and political science, this book probes the anatomy of public opinion by analysing its components, their interrelations and dynamics.'

Public Opinion and Democracy

Public Opinion and Democracy

Author: Slavko Splichal Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020

Courting Migrants

Courting Migrants

Migrants have, for some time, engaged in the politics of their homelands from a distance, but, as this book argues, politicians are increasingly looking beyond their national boundaries for electoral and political support. While migrants rarely cast decisive votes in homeland elections, they are not marginal to homeland politics. Courting Migrants looks at how extraterritorial outreach by homeland states and parties alters the boundaries of political membership and intersects with migrant agency to transform politics at home. It addresses three specific questions: under what conditions and in what ways do homeland authorities reach out to migrants? How do these migrants respond? And, to what extent does their response affect homeland governance? Katrina Burgess argues that globalization and the spread of democracy since the 1970s have encouraged politicians in the Global South to reach out to migrants in search of economic resources, foreign policy support, and/or electoral advantage. They do so by cultivating feelings of loyalty that induce some kinds of migrant engagement while discouraging others. Whether or not these politicians succeed depends on where migrants are located, how many resources they have, what kinds of identities they value, and why they left their homeland in the first place. This interaction between outreach and engagement has implications, in turn, for how migrants are responding to the current wave of populism and authoritarianism around the globe. The book is based on in-depth research on state-migrant relations in four high-migration countries: Turkey, Dominican Republic, Philippines, and Mexico.

Selling America to the Highest Bidder

Selling America to the Highest Bidder

Author: J Mark a, PhD Swan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2020

Selling America to the Highest Bidder

Selling America to the Highest Bidder

Author: J Mark a, PhD Swan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2020

Transforming Prejudice

Transforming Prejudice

Since the mid-1990s, there has been a seismic shift in attitudes toward gay and lesbian people, with a majority of Americans now supporting same-sex marriage and relations between same-sex, consenting adults. However, support for transgender individuals lags far behind; a significant majority of Americans do not support the right of transgender people to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, health care, legal documents, and other areas. Much of this is due to deeply entrenched ideas about the definition of gender, perceptions that transgender people are not real or are suffering from mental illness, and fears that extending rights to transgender people will come at the expense of the rights of others. So how do you get people to rethink their prejudices? In this book, Melissa R. Michelson and Brian F. Harrison examine what tactics are effective in changing public opinion regarding transgender people. The result is a new approach that they call Identity Reassurance Theory. The idea is that individuals need to feel confident in their own identity before they can embrace a stigmatized group like transgender people, and that support of members of an outgroup can be encouraged by affirming the self-esteem of those targeted for attitude change. Michelson and Harrison, through their experiments, show that the most effective messaging on transgender issues meets people where they are, acknowledges their discomfort without judgment or criticism, and helps them to think about transgender people and rights in a way that aligns with their view of themselves as moral human beings.

Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Author: Mary-Kate Lizotte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2020

In this era in which more women are running for public office-and when there is increased activism among women-understanding gender differences on political issues has become critical. In her cogent study, Mary-Kate Lizotte argues that assessing the gender gap in public support for policies through a values lens provides insight into American politics today. There is ample evidence that men and women differ in their value endorsements-even when taking into account factors such as education, class, race, income, and party identification.In Gender Differences in Public Opinion, Lizotte utilizes nationally representative data, mainly from the American National Election Study, to study these gender gaps, the explanatory power of values, and the political consequences of these differences. She examines the gender differences in several policy areas such as equal rights, gun control, the death penalty, and the environment, as well as social welfare issues. The result is an insightful and revealing study of how men and women vary in their policy positions and political attitudes.