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Citizen Politics : Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies - Russell J. Dalton

Citizen Politics

Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Paperback Published: 9th July 2013
ISBN: 9781452203003
Number Of Pages: 360

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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.

New to this edition:

  • Coverage of the most recent elections in the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany help readers understand the latest trends in voter behaviour
  • New discussions of citizen sophistication show readers its implications for democratic citizenship
  • Coverage of current controversies in public opinion and electoral research encourages critical thinking
  • Expanded coverage of cross-national research on political representation deepens the research base of the text
  • A new data module from the World Values Survey facilitates student research projects
  • In-text learning aids include updated lists of suggested readings in each chapter, as well as an extensive bibliography on the most recent political behavior research

Industry Reviews

"Dalton's book does an excellent job of making behavioral methods and statistics accessible for undergrads." -- Robert Hinckley
"Dalton's use of descriptive data and figures as well his emphasis on the overall themes of social change, weakening cleavages, and cognitive mobilization make the book an especially effective tool for teaching comparative public opinion and political behavior." -- Matthew Singer
"Citizen Politics does an outstanding job of surveying a vast literature dealing with political behavior." -- Laron K. Williams

Tables and Figures Preface 1. Introduction I. POLITICS AND THE PUBLIC 2. The Nature of Mass Beliefs 3. How We Participate 4. Who Participates? II. POLITICAL ORIENTATIONS 5. Values in Change 6. Issues and Ideological Orientations III. THE ELECTORAL CONNECTION 7. Elections and Political Parties 8. The Social Bases of Party Support 9. Partisanship and Voting 10. Attitudes and Voting Choice 11. Political Representation IV. DEMOCRACY AND THE FUTURE 12. Citizens and the Democratic Process Appendix A: Statistical Primer Appendix B: Major Data Sources Appendix C: World Values Survey Codebook References Index

ISBN: 9781452203003
ISBN-10: 1452203008
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 9th July 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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