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Representing the Advantaged : How Politicians Reinforce Inequality - Daniel M. Butler

Representing the Advantaged

How Politicians Reinforce Inequality

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Published: 31st July 2014
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Political inequality is a major issue in American politics, with racial minorities and low-income voters receiving less favorable representation. Scholars argue that this political inequality stems largely from differences in political participation and that if all citizens participated equally we would achieve political equality. Daniel M. Butler shows that this common view is incorrect. He uses innovative field and survey experiments involving public officials to show that a significant amount of bias in representation traces its roots to the information, opinions, and attitudes that politicians bring to office and suggests that even if all voters participated equally, there would still be significant levels of bias in American politics because of differences in elite participation. Butler's work provides a new theoretical basis for understanding inequality in American politics and insights into what institutional changes can be used to fix the problem.

ISBN: 9781139991247
ISBN-10: 1139991248
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 31st July 2014
Edition Number: 1