The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Paperback | July 25, 2009

EditorRussell J. Dalton, Hans-Dieter Klingemann

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What does democracy expect of its citizens, and how do the citizenry match these expectations? This Oxford Handbook examines the role of the citizen in contemporary politics, based on essays from the world's leading scholars of political behavior research. The recent expansion of democracy hasboth given new rights and created new responsibilities for the citizenry. These political changes are paralleled by tremendous advances in our empirical knowledge of citizens and their behaviors through the institutionalization of systematic, comparative study of contemporary publics--ranging fromthe advanced industrial democracies to the emerging democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, to new survey research on the developing world. These essays describe how citizens think about politics, how their values shape their behavior, the patterns of participation, the sources of vote choice,and how public opinion impacts on governing and public policy.This is the most comprehensive review of the cross-national literature of citizen behavior and the relationship between citizens and their governments. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.

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What does democracy expect of its citizens, and how do the citizenry match these expectations? This Oxford Handbook examines the role of the citizen in contemporary politics, based on essays from the world's leading scholars of political behavior research. The recent expansion of democracy hasboth given new rights and created new respo...

Russell J. Dalton is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Hans-Dieter Klingemann is Professor Emeritus at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1008 pagesPublished:July 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Russell Dalton and Hans-Dieter Klingemann: Citizen Attitudes and Political BehaviorPart II: Mass Belief Systems and Communication2. M. Kent Jennings: Political Socialization3. James H. Kuklinski and Buddy Peyton: Belief Systems and Political Decision Making4. Mark Peffley and Robert Rohrschneider: Elite Beliefs and the Theory of Democractic Elitism5. Diana C. Mutz: Political Psychology and Choice6. Robert Huckfeldt: Information, Persuasion, and Political Communication networks7. Holli A. Semetko: Political Communication8. Philip E. Converse: Perspectives on Mass Belief Systems and CommunicationPart III: Modernization and Social Change9. Dieter Fuchs: The Political Culture Paradigm10. Christian Welzel: Individual Modernity11. Peter Mair: Left-Right Orientations12. Ronald Inglehart: Postmaterialist Values and the Shift from Survival to Self-Expression Values13. Takashi Inogouchi: Clash of Values across Civilizations14. Doh Chull Shin: Democratization: Perspectives from Global Citizenries15. Richard Rose: Perspectives on Political Behavior in Time and SpacePart IV: Political Values16. Loek Halman: Political Values17. James Gibson: Political Intolerance in the Context of Democratic Theory18. Kenneth Newton: Social and Political Trust19. Staffan Kumlin: The Welfare State: Values, Policy Preferences, and Performance Evaluations20. Richard Eichenberg: Citizen Opinion on Foreign Policy and World Politics21. Jan W. van Deth: Norms of Citizenship22. Jacques Thomassen: Democratic ValuesPart V: New Debates in Political Behavior23. Paul M. Sniderman and Matthew S. Levendusky: An Institutional Theory of Political Choice24. Oddbjorn Knutsen: The Decline of Social Class?25. Yilmaz Esmer and Thorleif Pettersson: The Effects of Religion and Religiosity on Voting Behavior26. Shamit Saggar: Race and Political Behavior27. Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Mary Stegmaier: Economic Models of Voting28. Kevin Deegan-Krause: New Dimensions of Political Cleavage29. Soren Holmberg: Partisanship Reconsidered30. Ian McAllister: The Personalization of Politics31. Christopher J. Anderson: The Interaction of Structures and Voter Behavior32. Anthony Heath: Perspectives on Electoral BehaviorPart VI: Political Participation33. Andre Blais: Turnout in Elections34. Susan E. Scarrow: Political Activism and Party Members35. Dietlind Stolle: Social Capital36. Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski: Civil Society and Democratization37. Ruud Koopmans: Social Movements38. Dieter Rucht: The Spread of Protest Politics39. Pippa Norris: New Feminist Challenges to the Study of Political Engagement40. Rudiger Schmitt-Beck: New Modes of Campaigning41. Michael Margolis: E-Government and Democracy42. Max Kaase: Perspectives on Political ParticipationPart VII: Does Public Opinion Matter?43. Christopher Wlezien and Stuart N. Soroka: The Relationship between Public Opinion and Policy44. Jean Blondel and Ferdinand Muller-Rommel: Political Elites45. Bernhard Wessels: Political Representation and Democracy46. James Stimson: Perspectives on Representation: Asking the Right Questions and Getting the Right AnswersPart VIII: The Methodology of Comparative Politcal Behavior Research47. Miki Caul Kittilson: Research Resources in Comparative Political Behavior48. John Curtice: Comparative Opinion Surveys49. Ursula Hoffmann-Lange: Methods of Elite Research

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"The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior provides important coverage of one of the major areas of political science research. It brings together the leading authors in the field and it takes a very broad view of what is a complex and multi-dimensional subject matter. Students enteringpolitical science and scholars pursuing the subject will benefit from this volume." --(Sidney Verba, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, Harvard University)