The Handbook of Political Behavior: Volume 4

The Handbook of Political Behavior: Volume 4

by Samuel Long (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468438802
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/26/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1 Political Disaffection.- Recent Trends in Disaffection.- The Theory of Political Alienation.- Images of Alienation.- Conceptualization and Measurement of Political Discontent.- Measures of Political Alienation.- Origins and Correlates.- Social Class.- Age.- Race.- Region.- Party Identification.- Sex and Marital Status.- Community Size and Length of Residence.- And So On.- The Effects of Political Socialization.- Explaining the Recent Trends.- Political Alienation and Political behavior.- Attitudinal Correlates.- Behavioral Effects.- Conclusion.- References.- 2 Sociopolitical Movements.- The Study of Sociopolitical Movements.- Theories of the Social Origins of Movements.- Breakdown or Structural-Functionalist Theories.- Social Psychological Theories.- Conflict Theories.- Mobilization, Recruitment, and the Problem of Consciousness.- Movement Organizations and the Problem of Movement Transformation.- The Strategy and Tactics of Movements.- The Dynamics of Conflict and the Outcome of Challenges.- References.- 3 Public Opinion and Ideology.- The Concept of Public Opinion.- History.- Definition.- Measurement.- The Individual Basis of Opinions.- Psychological Explanations.- The Role of Political Socialization.- The Role of Social Characteristics.- Ideology in Mass Preferences.- Ideological Conceptualization.- Constraints among Opinions.- Awareness and Other Indicators of Ideology.- Conclusions and Implications.- Patterns and Trends in Contemporary American Opinion.- Economic Issues.- Social Issues.- International Affairs.- Overall Trends.- Public Opinion and Public Policy.- References.- 4 Political Participation.- Conceptualizing Political Participation.- Decisions about Participation.- Inputs and Outtakes.- Modes of Participation.- Factors Antecedent to behavior.- Political Participation as a Function of Stimuli.- Political Participation as a Function of Personal Factors.- Participation as a Function of Attitudes and Beliefs.- Participation as a Function of Personality.- Political Participation as a Function of Social Position.- Social Position at the Center or Periphery of Society.- Socioeconomic Status (SES) or Class.- Place of Residence.- Organizational Involvement.- Community Identification.- Age.- Variations by Sex.- Race.- Political Participation as a Function of Environmental Variables.- The Level of Modernization.- Modernization and Political Violence.- Rules of the Game.- The Party System.- What Difference Does Political Participation Make?.- References.- 5 Mass Communication and Politics.- Origins and Background of Contemporary Research.- Propaganda Analysis.- Attitude Change Research.- The Voting Studies.- Government and the Press.- The Communication Sciences.- The Political Media of Mass Communication.- Dimensions of the Mass Communication-Politics Relationship.- Campaigns and Electoral Politics.- Mass Communication and Political Socialization.- Mass Communication, Political Images, and Public Opinion.- Government and the News Media.- Mass Communication and Public Policy.- Methodological Considerations.- Rhetorical Analysis.- Content Analysis.- Experimental Research.- Survey Research.- Intensive Analysis.- Linguistic Analysis.- Theoretical Approaches.- Micro Perspectives.- Macro Perspectives.- Politics and Communication, or Political Communication?.- References.- 6 The Rise and Fall of ‘Political Development’.- ‘Political Development’: What Is It?.- Is It a Word?.- Has It a Meaning?.- What Is Its Etiology?.- ‘Political Development’: What Happened to It?.- Some Historical Background.- The Period of Incubation.- Attempts at Conceptual Ordering.- The Denouement.- ‘Political Development’: What Are Its Meanings?.- From Autonym to Conceptualizations.- The Compilation of Concepts.- The Requisite Variables.- Changes in the Decision-Making Process: Expansion of Choice.- The Outcome Variables.- Conclusion.- References.

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