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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

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

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

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

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

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

God and Government in the GhettoThe Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Michael Leo Owens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642062
eISBN:
9780226642086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In recent years, as government agencies have encouraged faith-based organizations to help ensure social welfare, many black churches have received grants to provide services to their neighborhoods' ... More

God's EconomyFaith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State

God's Economy: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State

Lew Daly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226134833
eISBN:
9780226134857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134857.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President Barack Obama has signaled a sharp break from many policies of George W. Bush's administration, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like ... More

Going HomeBlack Representatives and Their Constituents

Going Home: Black Representatives and Their Constituents

Richard F. Fenno

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226241302
eISBN:
9780226241326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. This book explores what representation has meant—and means today—to ... More

In Defense of NegativityAttack Ads in Presidential Campaigns

In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns

John G. Geer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226284989
eISBN:
9780226285009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285009.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans tend to see negative campaign ads as just that: negative. Pundits, journalists, voters, and scholars frequently complain that such ads undermine elections and even democratic government ... More

In Time of WarUnderstanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq

In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq

Adam J. Berinsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043586
eISBN:
9780226043463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043463.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From World War II to the war in Iraq, periods of international conflict seem like unique moments in U.S. political history, but when it comes to public opinion, they are not. To make this revelation, ... More

Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Legacies of Losing in American Politics shows the enduring and unnoticed significance of defeated leaders and ideas at three crucial junctures of American constitutional history. The Anti-Federalists ... More

Legislative Style

Legislative Style

William Bernhard and Tracy Sulkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226510149
eISBN:
9780226510316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226510316.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Once elected, members of Congress face difficult decisions about how to allocate their time and effort. On which issues should they focus? What is the right balance between working in one’s district ... More

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