Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World

Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World

by Bethany Albertson

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ISBN-13: 9781107081482
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Bethany Albertson is an Assistant Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. She received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton and on faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Harrington Foundation. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Psychology and American Politics Research.

Shana Kushner Gadarian is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She received a PhD in Politics from Princeton University. Previously, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, and the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Political Communication, Perspectives on Politics, and volumes on experimental methods and political psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Anxiety in public life; 2. What's your worry? Finding and creating anxiety in the American public; 3. Anxiety, immigration, and the search for information; 4. Don't worry, be trusting? The effect of anxiety on political trust; 5. The politics of anxiety: anxiety's role on public opinion; 6. Anxiety and democratic citizenship.

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