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What Is it about Government that Americans Dislike? : Cambridge Studies in Political Psychology and Public Opinion - John R. Hibbing

What Is it about Government that Americans Dislike?

Cambridge Studies in Political Psychology and Public Opinion

By: John R. Hibbing (Editor), Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse (Editor), James H. Kuklinski (Editor), Dennis Chong (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st January 2002
ISBN: 9780521796316
Number Of Pages: 298

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In the chapters of this edited volume, twenty-four leading scholars report research designed to help readers understand why so many Americans do not like, trust, approve of, or support their government. Readers with interests in current affairs, American politics, American government, and American opinion should be interested in this book. Since government is not always unpopular and since some parts of government are liked more than others, the authors are able to obtain insight into the particular features of politics that tend to be turnoffs with the public.

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"The volume contains 14 valuable articles that highlight the significance of the study of public attitudes about government performance, and taken together, raise many fascinating questions... This collection of original research on public attitudes about government performance is well organized and thought provoking. It is well worth reading, and should spur additional research on this important topic." Perspectives on Politics

Introduction: studying the American peopleÆs attitudes toward government
When Do Americans Tend to be Dissatisfied with Government?
Political trust revisited: déjà vu all over again?
WeÆre all in this together: the decline in trust in government, 1958û1996
Were the halcyon days really golden? Attitudes toward the political system, 1945û1965
The origins and consequences of public views about government Virginia Chanley
With Which Government Institutions do American Tend to be Satisfied?
Public confidence in the leaders of American governmental institutions
Linking presidential and congressional approval during unified and divided government
Is Washington really the problem?
Explaining public support for devolution: the role of political trust
Do Actions on the Part of Politicians Cause Americans to be Dissatisfied with Government?
On red capes and charging bulls: how and why conservative politicians and interest groups promoted political anger
A reassessment of whoÆs to blame: a positive case for the public evaluation of Congress
Sr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: public views of debate in the political system
How is Dissatisfaction with Government Measured and Incorporated into Theory?
Trust in federal government: the phenomenon and its antecedents
The psychology of public dissatisfaction with government
The means is the end
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ISBN: 9780521796316
ISBN-10: 0521796318
Series: Cambridge Studies in Political Psychology and Public Opinion
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 21st January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.0  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.4

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