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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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Degrees of Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion, and Policy

Stuart N. Soroka, Christopher Wlezien - Business & Economics - 2010 - 241 pages
This book develops and tests a 'thermostatic' model of public opinion and policy and examines both responsiveness and representation across a range of policy domains in the ...
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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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New Directions in American Politics

Raymond J. La Raja - Political Science - 2013 - 345 pages
New Directions in American Politics introduces students not just to how the American political system works but also to how political science works. La Raja brings together top ...
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Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinion Surveys and the Will ...

Scott L. Althaus - Political Science - 2003 - 370 pages
It advises how to make better use of opinion polls to represent the people's voice.
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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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The Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice

Stephen C. Craig, David B. Hill - Political Science - 2010 - 368 pages
What decides elections? Is it the national economic condition, voters’ partisan attachments, or the campaigns that candidates run? How much do campaigns matter? Scholars and ...
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Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels - Political Science - 2016 - 408 pages
Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative ...
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Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C. Edwards III - Political Science - 2016 - 288 pages
Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential ...
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