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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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Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do about It

Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens - Democracy - 2017 - 352 pages
America faces daunting problems--stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of ...
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The Macropolitics of Congress

E. Scott Adler, John S. Lapinski - Political Science - 2011 - 288 pages
How do public laws, treaties, Senate confirmations, and other legislative achievements help us to gain insight into how our governmental system performs? This well-argued book ...
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Agenda Crossover: The Influence of State Delegations in Congress

Sarah A. Treul - Political Science - 2017
Agenda Crossover updates our understanding of state delegations, exploring how they influence representation and responsiveness in Congress today. The theory of agenda ...
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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 Public Opinion

Adam J. Berinsky - Political Science - 2015 - 426 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 Governs?: Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation

James N. Druckman, Lawrence R. Jacobs - Political Science - 2015 - 192 pages
America’s model of representational government rests on the premise that elected officials respond to the opinions of citizens. This is a myth, however, not a reality ...
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The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of ...

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady - Political Science - 2012 - 693 pages
"The Unheavenly Chorus is classic Schlozman, Verba, and Brady: a timely, deeply researched examination of participatory inequalities in American civic life. Ranging broadly ...
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Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

Larry M. Bartels - Political Science - 2009 - 344 pages
Using a vast swath of data spanning the past six decades, Unequal Democracy debunks many myths about politics in contemporary America, using the widening gap between the rich ...
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Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice

Rosalee A. Clawson, Zoe M. Oxley - Political Science - 2016 - 480 pages
In this revision of their lauded Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice, Rosalee A. Clawson and Zoe M. Oxley continue to link the enduring normative questions ...
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