The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship by Eugene BorgidaThe Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship by Eugene Borgida

The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

EditorEugene Borgida, Christopher M. Federico, John L. Sullivan

Hardcover | April 30, 2009

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While scholars in political science, social psychology, and mass communications have made notable contributions to understanding democratic citizenship, they concentrate on very different dimensions of citizenship. The current volume challenges this fragmentary pattern of inquiry, and adoptsan interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of citizenship that offers new insights and integrates previously disparate research agendas. It also suggests the possibility of informed interventions aimed at meeting new challenges faced by citizens in modern democracies. The volume is organized around five themes related to democratic citizenship: citizen knowledge about politics; persuasion processes and intervention processes; group identity and perception of individual citizens and social groups; hate crimes and intolerance; and the challenge of rapid changes intechnology and mass media. These themes address the key challenges to existing perspectives on citizenship, represent themes that are central to the health of democratic societies, and reflect ongoing lines of research that offer important contributions to an interdisciplinary political psychologyperspective on citizenship. In several cases, scholars may be unaware of work in other disciplines on the same topic and might well benefit from greater intellectual commerce. These themes provide excellent opportunities for the interdisciplinary cross-talk that characterizes the contributions tothis volume by prominent scholars from psychology, political science, sociology, and mass communications. In the final section, distinguished commentators reflect on different aspects of the scholarly agenda put forth in this volume, including what this body of work suggests about the state ofpolitical psychology's contributions to our understanding of these issues. Thus this volume aims to provide a multifaceted, interdisciplinary look at the political psychology of democratic citizenship. The interdisciplinary bent of contemporary work in political psychology may uniquely equip it to create a more nuanced understanding of citizenship issues and of competingdemocratic theories.
Eugene Borgida, Christopher M Federico and John L Sullivan are well-respected OUP authors.
Title:The Political Psychology of Democratic CitizenshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Normative Conceptions of Democratic Citizenship and Evolving Empirical ResearchPart I: Civic Knowledge2. The Psychology of Civic Learning3. What Knowledge is of Most Worth?Part II: Persuasion processes and interventions in contemporary democracie4. Shallow cues with deep effects: Trait judgments from faces and voting decisions5. Taking the Political Environment Seriously: Strategic Political Rhetoric and Citizen Decision-Making6. The Role of Persuasion Strategies in Motivating Individual and Collective ActionPart III: Group identity7. Social Identity and Citizenship in a Pluralistic Society8. The politics of recognition: A social psychological perspectivePart IV: Hate crimes and tolerance9. Diverging Ideological Viewpoints on Pathways to More Harmonious Intergroup Relations10. Tolerance and the Contact Hypothesis: A Field Experiment11. Racial Stereotyping and Political Attitudes: The View from Political SciencePart V: Technology and mass media12. Collective identity and the mass media13. Social Identity and Representations of Society and Politics in The NewsPart VI: Commentaries14. Experimental Social Psychology, Broader Contexts, and the Politics of Multiculturalism15. Political Psychology: The Promise of (and Impediments to) Synergistic Interdisciplinary Scholarship16. What has Political Psychology to offer regarding Democratic Citizenship?