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The Changing American Voter

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674429147

Publication Date: 01/01/1979

430 pages


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  • Foreword by M. J. Rossant
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The American Public in the 1950s
  • 3. The Pattern Changes: From the 1950s to the 1970s
  • 4. The Decline of Partisanship
  • 5. Generation, Partisan Shift, and Realignment: A Glance Back to the New Deal
  • 6. New Issues
  • 7. The Level of Conceptualization
  • 8. The Rise of Issue Consistency
  • 9. Issue Consistency: A Closer Look
  • 10. The Rise of Issue Voting
  • 11. The Years Before Eisenhower: Looking Backward
  • 12. Issues and Parties: One United, One Divided Against Itself
  • 13. The Party Coalitions
  • 14. Attitude Change Among Groups
  • 15. The Sequence of Changes
  • 16. American Elections: Past and Future
  • 17. Candidates and the Electorate
  • 18. Issue Voting: A Further Analysis
  • 19. From the Past to the Future: Some Speculative Conclusions
  • 20. Epilogue 1976
  • Appendices
    • 1. The Data
    • 2A. The Issue Questions Employed in the Analysis of Attitude Consistency
    • 2B. The Summary Index of Attitude Consistency and Liberal-Conservative Opinion
    • 2C. The Levels of Conceptualization
    • 2D. Open-Ended Evaluation and the Vote
    • 3. Comparing the Earlier Polls with the Michigan Studies
    • 4. Changing Party Identification: Evidence from the 1956–1960 Panel
  • Index

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