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Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy

Martin Gilens - Social Science - 2009 - 303 pages
Tackling one of the most volatile issues in contemporary politics, Martin Gilens's work punctures myths and misconceptions about welfare policy, public opinion, and the role of ...
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Dismantling the Welfare State?: Reagan, Thatcher and the Politics of ...

Paul Pierson - Political Science - 1994 - 213 pages
This book offers a careful examination of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and ...
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Campaign Reform: Insights and Evidence

Larry M. Bartels, Lynn Vavreck - Political Science - 2000 - 259 pages
Offers a critical but surprisingly optimistic view of the current state of American electoral politics through a focus on political campaigning
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New Directions in Public Opinion

Adam J. Berinsky - Political Science - 2015 - 404 pages
The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics ...
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Who Gets Represented?

Peter K. Enns, Christopher Wlezien - Political Science - 2011 - 388 pages
An investigation of policy preferences in the U.S. and how group opinion affects political representation. While it is often assumed that policymakers favor the interests of ...
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Electoral Democracy

Michael MacKuen, George Rabinowitz - Political Science - 2003 - 351 pages
Top scholars in the field survey the study of elections and democracy
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Solutions to Political Polarization in America

Nathaniel Persily - Political Science - 2015 - 313 pages
"This volume assembles several of the nation's top analysts of polarization in American politics. However, unlike the many other volumes written on this subject, this book ...
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American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content and Impact

Robert S Erikson, Kent L. Tedin - Political Science - 2015 - 400 pages
Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, beginning with its origins in political socialization, the impact of the media, the extent and breadth of democratic values ...
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