Controversies in Voting Behavior

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CQ Press, Jul 27, 2010 - Political Science - 480 pages
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The readings in this volume are organized around five debates: Is political participation declining or simply changing form? How important are informational differences among voters? Are economic factors weakening as vote determinants? Is the American electorate polarized? What are the sources of the Republican realignment in the South? The editors supply section introductions that weave the readings together, establish context, and sort out the conflicting interpretations and diverging opinions that emerge across the chapters.

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Richard G. Niemi is Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, where he has taught for forty-five years and has served as department chair, associate dean for graduate studies, and interim dean. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1967. Professor Niemi has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Lund (Sweden) and at the University of Iowa. In 2007 2009 he was president of the American Political Science Association sSection on State Politics and Policy. He is a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous works on political socialization, civic education, voting behavior, and various aspects of state politics. He has an ongoing interest in the Native Americans of upstate New York and Wisconsin, from whom he can trace a portion of his ancestry.

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