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The Affect EffectDynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

George E. Marcus, W. Russell Neuman, and Michael MacKuen (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226574417
eISBN:
9780226574431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Passion and emotion run deep in politics, but researchers have only recently begun to study how they influence our political thinking. Contending that the long-standing neglect of such feelings has ... More

Affirmative AdvocacyRace, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics

Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics

Dara Z. Strolovitch

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777405
eISBN:
9780226777450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777450.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States boasts scores of organizations that offer crucial representation for groups that are marginalized in national politics, from women to racial minorities to the poor. This systematic ... More

Bending the RulesProcedural Politicking in the Bureaucracy

Bending the Rules: Procedural Politicking in the Bureaucracy

Rachel Augustine Potter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226621609
eISBN:
9780226621883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226621883.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Who determines the fuel standards for our cars? What about whether Plan B, the morning-after pill, is sold at the local pharmacy? Many people assume such important and controversial policy decisions ... More

Beyond IdeologyPolitics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Frances E. Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book argues that the congressional agenda includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, senators from the Democratic Party and ... More

Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although recent research has demonstrated that public policy responds disproportionately to the preferences of affluent Americans, much less is known about the preferences of the truly wealthy – ... More

Campaign Finance and American DemocracyWhat the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Campaign finance reformers, politicians, and academics have been arguing for decades that democracy is imperiled by a threat that permeates all of politics: money. Money in politics, these elites ... More

Citizen SpeakThe Democratic Imagination in American Life

Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Andrew J. Perrin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When we think about what constitutes being a good citizen, routine activities such as voting, letter writing, and paying attention to the news spring to mind. But this book argues that these ... More

Congress in ReverseRepeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Congress in Reverse: Repeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226717333
eISBN:
9780226717500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226717500.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Countless observers, from the Framers to modern day academics, examine the government's capacity to enact new legislation. Congress in Reverse is the first book to focus on repeals as an important ... More

Congress OverwhelmedThe Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Congress is overwhelmed. It has become so overwhelmed its constitutional status as a co-equal branch of government is at serious risk. In this volume, leading congressional scholars explore the ... More

The Congressional EndgameInterchamber Bargaining and Compromise

The Congressional Endgame: Interchamber Bargaining and Compromise

Josh M. Ryan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582061
eISBN:
9780226582375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582375.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In bicameral legislatures like Congress, the two chambers must reach agreement before a bill is enacted into law, a process that is often chaotic and contentious. In The Congressional End Game: ... More

Conservative InnovatorsHow States Are Challenging Federal Power

Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power

Ben Merriman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226620282
eISBN:
9780226620459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620459.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes how conservative state-level officeholders, including governors, attorneys general, and secretaries of state, mounted a major challenge to the Obama Administration and federal ... More

Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive PoliticsStyles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Stephen Hart

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why have conservatives fared so much better than progressives in recent decades, even though polls show no significant move to the right in public opinion? This book highlights one reason: that ... More

Dangerous FramesHow Ideas about Race and Gender Shape Public Opinion

Dangerous Frames: How Ideas about Race and Gender Shape Public Opinion

Nicholas J. G. Winter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902364
eISBN:
9780226902388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In addition to their obvious roles in American politics, race and gender also work in hidden ways to influence profoundly the way we think—and vote—about a vast array of issues that don't seem ... More

Democracy at RiskHow Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Jennifer L. Merolla and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How do threats of terrorism affect the opinions of citizens? Speculation abounds, but until now no one had marshaled hard evidence to explain the complexities of this relationship. Drawing on data ... More

Democracy DeclinedThe Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Mallory E. SoRelle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226711652
eISBN:
9780226711829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226711829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Borrowing has become the American way of life. We increasingly rely on consumer credit to purchase daily necessities and to weather unexpected emergencies. But borrowing to live is a double-edged ... More

The Economic OtherInequality in the American Political Imagination

The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination

Meghan Condon and Amber Wichowsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691732
eISBN:
9780226691909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691909.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Economic inequality is at a record high in the United States, but public demand for redistribution is not rising with it. This book shows that this paradox and other mysteries about class and ... More

Enchanted AmericaHow Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226578477
eISBN:
9780226578644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America is in civic chaos, its politics rife with conspiracy theories and false information. Nationalism and authoritarianism are on the rise, while scientists, universities, and news organizations ... More

For the Many or the FewThe Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy

For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy

John G. Matsusaka

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226510811
eISBN:
9780226510873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226510873.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Direct democracy is alive and well in the United States. Citizens are increasingly using initiatives and referendums to take the law into their own hands, overriding their elected officials to set ... More

The Foreign Policy DisconnectWhat Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get

The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get

Benjamin I. Page and Marshall M. Bouton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226644615
eISBN:
9780226644592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226644592.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

With world affairs so troubled, what kind of foreign policy should the United States pursue? This book looks for answers in a surprising place: among the American people. Drawing on a series of ... More

From Politics to the PewsHow Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity

From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity

Michele F. Margolis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226555645
eISBN:
9780226555812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555812.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The widespread assumption in American politics that core social identities—such as religion, race, and ethnicity—shape politics but are, themselves, largely impervious to political influence. This ... More

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