Congress as Public Enemy: Public Attitudes toward American Political Institutions by John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse | | 9780521482998 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Congress as Public Enemy: Public Attitudes toward American Political Institutions

Congress as Public Enemy: Public Attitudes toward American Political Institutions

by John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521482992

ISBN-13: 9780521482998

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Much of the negativity directed at the U.S. Congress by the American people is generated by popular perceptions of governing. This study concludes, however, that the public's unwitting desire to reform a democratic legislature is a cure more dangerous than the disease.

Overview

Much of the negativity directed at the U.S. Congress by the American people is generated by popular perceptions of governing. This study concludes, however, that the public's unwitting desire to reform a democratic legislature is a cure more dangerous than the disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482998
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction: what is wrong with the American political system?; 2. Changing levels of support for individual institutions; 3. Perceptions of political institutions; 4. Perceptions of congressional features and reforms; 5. Focus groups and perceptions of the Washington system; 6. Who approves of congress?; 7. Support for democratic processes; 8. Conclusion: the people and their political system; Appendix; References; Index.

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