Follow the Leader?: How Voters Respond to Politicians’ Policies and Performance Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Noting important shifts in voters’ knowledge and preferences as a result of these events, while citizens do assess politicians based on their performance, he finds that, their policy positions actually matter much less. In a democracy, we generally assume that voters know the policies they prefer and elect like-minded officials who are responsible for carrying them out.

In fact, lenz shows, the reverse often takes place: citizens first pick a politician and then adopt that politician’s policy views. Used book in Good Condition. Even when a policy issue becomes highly prominent, voters rarely shift their votes to the politician whose position best agrees with their own.

. Lenz sheds light on these central questions of democratic thought. Lenz looks at citizens’ views of candidates both before and after periods of political upheaval, natural disasters, wars, including campaigns, and episodes of economic boom and bust. In other words, they follow the leader. But does this actually happen? do voters consider candidates’ policy positions when deciding for whom to vote? And how do politicians’ performances in office factor into the voting decision? In Follow the Leader?, Gabriel S.

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Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity

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The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

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Cambridge University Press #ad - House, senate and Presidential elections. Used book in Good Condition. Using numerous specific examples, including both domestic and foreign policy, Zaller applies this theory in order to explain the dynamics of public opinion on a broad range of subjects, racial equality, trust in government, and presidential approval, as well as voting behavior in U.

S. Particularly perplexing characteristics of public opinion are also examined, such as the high degree of random fluctuations in political attitudes observed in opinion surveys and the changes in attitudes due to minor changes in the wording of survey questions. In this book john zaller develops a comprehensive theory to explain how people acquire political information from the mass media and convert it into political preferences.

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The Rationalizing Voter Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Political behavior is the result of innumerable unnoticed forces and conscious deliberation is often a rationalization of automatically triggered feelings and thoughts. The authors are especially interested in the impact of automatic feelings on political judgments and evaluations.

This book develops and tests a dual-process theory of political beliefs, attitudes, claiming that all thinking, reasoning, feeling, and behavior, and doing have an automatic component as well as a conscious deliberative component. This research is based on laboratory experiments, affect contagion, which allow the testing of five basic hypotheses: hot cognition, affect transfer, automaticity, and motivated reasoning.

The Rationalizing Voter Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Citizens are very sensitive to environmental contextual factors such as the title "President" preceding "Obama" in a newspaper headline, or question wording and order in a survey, upbeat music or patriotic symbols accompanying a campaign ad, all of which have their greatest influence when citizens are unaware.

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Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government Princeton Studies in Political Behavior

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Princeton University Press #ad - Why our belief in government by the people is unrealistic―and what we can do about itDemocracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens.

Christopher achen and larry bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original analyses of topics ranging from abortion politics and budget deficits to the Great Depression and shark attacks, to show that the familiar ideal of thoughtful citizens steering the ship of state from the voting booth is fundamentally misguided.

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government Princeton Studies in Political Behavior #ad - Thus, voters do not control the course of public policy, even indirectly. Achen and bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters. They also show that voters adjust their policy views and even their perceptions of basic matters of fact to match those loyalties.

Used book in Good Condition. Now with new analysis of the 2016 elections, Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government. When parties are roughly evenly matched, elections often turn on irrelevant or misleading considerations such as economic spurts or downturns beyond the incumbents' control; the outcomes are essentially random.

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White Identity Politics Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

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Cambridge University Press #ad - White identity politics shows that disaffected whites are not just found among the working class; they make up a broad proportion of the American public - with profound implications for political behavior and the future of racial conflict in America. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Whiteness was once thought to be invisible because of whites' dominant position and ability to claim the mainstream, but today a large portion of whites actively identify with their racial group and support policies and candidates that they view as protecting whites' power and status. In white identity politics, ashley Jardina offers a landmark analysis of emerging patterns of white identity and collective political behavior, drawing on sweeping data.

White Identity Politics Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology #ad - . Amidst discontent over america's growing diversity, many white Americans now view the political world through the lens of a racial identity. Where past research on whites' racial attitudes emphasized out-group hostility, Jardina brings into focus the significance of in-group identity and favoritism.

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Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - University of Chicago Press. Real liberals and real conservatives are found in impressive numbers only among those who are deeply engaged in political life. Congress is crippled by ideological conflict. Political preferences arise less from ideological differences than from the attachments and antagonisms of group life.

The political parties are more polarized today than at any time since the Civil War. If ideology is out of reach for all but a few who are deeply and seriously engaged in political life, how do Americans decide whom to elect president; whether affirmative action is good or bad? Kinder and Kalmoe offer a persuasive group-centered answer.

Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - The ideological battles between American political elites show up as scattered skirmishes in the general public, if they show up at all. This, was the position staked out by philip converse in his famous essay on belief systems, at least, which drew on surveys carried out during the Eisenhower Era to conclude that most Americans were innocent of ideology.

Americans disagree, about just about everything, from terrorism and national security, fiercely, to taxes and government spending, to immigration and gay marriage. But average Americans do not. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

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Cambridge University Press #ad - By explaining how to analyze and interpret the data produced by the IAT, this book leads to a better understanding of people's unspoken cognitions and the impacts these have on the politics that individuals openly profess. Used book in Good Condition. A theoretically ambitious book, showing that they emerge in a public opinion survey setting, Unspoken Politics establishes that implicit attitudes exist outside the tightly controlled confines of the laboratory, which underlines their real-world impact.

This book explains why people acquire implicit attitudes, how they affect political thinking, and where in the mass public they have their strongest - and weakest - influences. Cambridge university press. University of Chicago Press. Accordingly, it outlines the strengths and limitations of this measure, while providing an illustration of how to develop an IAT for one's own purposes.

Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It also lays bare, the mechanics of a leading measure of implicit attitudes, in painstaking detail, the implicit association test IAT.

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Envy in Politics Princeton Studies in Political Behavior

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Princeton University Press #ad - University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge university press. Drawing together insights from political philosophy, psychology, and anthropology, behavioral economics, McClendon explores how and under what conditions status motivations influence politics. Mcclendon focuses on the united states and South Africa―two countries that provide tough tests for her arguments while also demonstrating that the arguments apply in different contexts.

Used book in Good Condition. Through surveys, case studies, interviews, and an experiment, McClendon argues that when concerns about in-group status are unmanaged by social conventions or are explicitly primed by elites, status motivations can become drivers of public opinion and political participation.

Envy in Politics Princeton Studies in Political Behavior #ad - From debates over redistribution to the mobilization of collective action, Envy in Politics presents the first theoretical and empirical investigation of the connection between status motivations and political behavior. How envy, we should pay attention to envy, spite, spite, gwyneth mcclendon contends that if we want to understand these and other forms of puzzling political behavior, and the pursuit of admiration influence politicsWhy do governments underspend on policies that would make their constituents better off? Why do people participate in contentious politics when they could reap benefits if they were to abstain? In Envy in Politics, and the pursuit of admiration--all manifestations of our desire to maintain or enhance our status within groups.

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Taming Intuition: How Reflection Minimizes Partisan Reasoning and Promotes Democratic Accountability

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Cambridge university press. Used book in Good Condition. University of Chicago Press. The success of democratic governance hinges on an electorate's ability to reward elected officials who act faithfully and punish those who do not. The balance of these forces - the strength of intuitions and the willingness to second guess one's self - determines the extent to which individuals update their assessments of political parties and elected officials in a rational manner.

Used book in Good Condition. Yet there is considerable variation among voters in their ability to objectively evaluate representatives' performance. In this book the authors develop a theoretical model, the Intuitionist Model of Political Reasoning, which posits that this variation across voters is the result of individual differences in the predisposition to reflect on and to override partisan impulses.

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The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - American voters are far more engaged with and knowledgeable about what’s happening in Washington, DC, than in similar messages whether they are in the South, the Northeast, or the Midwest. The change is significant in part because it works against a key rationale of America’s federalist system, which was built on the assumption that citizens would be more strongly attached to their states and localities.

Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge university press. Used book in Good Condition. This is because American political behavior has become substantially more nationalized. Hopkins explores this trend and its implications for the American political system. If voters are well informed about state politics, for example, the governor has an incentive to deliver what voters—or at least a pivotal segment of them—want.

The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - . But if voters are likely to back the same party in gubernatorial as in presidential elections irrespective of the governor’s actions in office, governors may instead come to see their ambitions as tethered more closely to their status in the national party. In a campaign for state or local office these days, you’re as likely today to hear accusations that an opponent advanced Obamacare or supported Donald Trump as you are to hear about issues affecting the state or local community.

University of Chicago Press. With the increasingly United States, Daniel J.

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