Social Cleavages and Political Change: Voter Alignment and U. S. Party Coalitions / Edition 1

Social Cleavages and Political Change: Voter Alignment and U. S. Party Coalitions / Edition 1

by Jeff Manza, Clem Brooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198294921

ISBN-13: 9780198294924

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study provides the first systematic book-length reassessment and restatement of the sociological approach to American politics in more than 20 years. It examines the changing nature of social cleavages and their effect on political allegiances and voting behavior in the United States since the 1950s. It also challenges widespread arguments that the importance

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This study provides the first systematic book-length reassessment and restatement of the sociological approach to American politics in more than 20 years. It examines the changing nature of social cleavages and their effect on political allegiances and voting behavior in the United States since the 1950s. It also challenges widespread arguments that the importance of social cleavages have declined precipitously in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198294924
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Sociological Tradition in Political Behaviour Research
1. Social Cleavages and American Politics
3. Class
4. Religion
5. Gender
6. Race and the Social Bases of Voter Alignments
7. Party Coalitions
8. Social Cleavages in the 1996 Elections
9. Third Party Candidates
10. Conclusion

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