Broken Contract?: Changing Relationships Between Americans And Their Government

1st Edition

Stephen C Craig

Routledge
Published January 5, 1996
Textbook - 348 Pages
ISBN 9780813322636 - CAT# K372213

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Table of Contents

About the Book and Editor -- Change and the American Electorate -- Attitudes -- Looking at Leviathan: Dimensions of Opinion About Big Government -- The Angry Voter: Politics and Popular Discontent in the 1990s -- Economic Change and the Middle-Class Revolt Against the Democratic Party -- Involvement -- The Sixth American Party System: Electoral Change, 1952–1992 -- Public Judgment and Political Engagement in the 1992 Election -- Who’s Talking? Who’s Listening? The New Politics of Radio Talk Shows -- Citizens for Perot: Assessing Patterns of Alienation and Activism -- Groups -- The Gender Gap: A Manifestation of Women’s Dissatisfaction with the American Polity? -- The Religious Vote in American Politics: Value Conflict, Continuity, and Change -- The Social Contract in Black and White: Racial Differences in Evaluations of Government -- Linkage -- The Electoral Connection: Images of U.S. Senators and Representatives -- From Ward Heelers to Public Relations Experts: The Parties’ Response to Mass Politics -- Who’s the Boss? Direct Democracy and Popular Control of Government -- Appendix: Wording of Survey Questions

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