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The Resource What Americans know about politics and why it matters

What Americans know about politics and why it matters

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What Americans know about politics and why it matters
Title
What Americans know about politics and why it matters
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the most comprehensive analysis ever written about the American public's factual knowledge of politics. Drawing on extensive survey data, including much that is original, two experts in public opinion and political behavior find that many citizens are remarkably well informed about the details of politics, while equally large numbers are nearly ignorant of political facts. And despite dramatic changes in American society and politics, citizens appear no more or less informed today than half a century ago
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delli Carpini, Michael X.
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.D453 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Keeter, Scott
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political culture
Label
What Americans know about politics and why it matters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Political Knowledge, Political Power, and the Democratic Citizen -- Ch. 1. From Democratic Theory to Democratic Practice: The Case for an Informed Citizenry -- Ch. 2. What Americans Know about Politics -- Ch. 3. Stability and Change in Political Knowledge -- Ch. 4. Who's Informed? Individual, Group, and Collective Patterns of Political Knowledge -- Ch. 5. Explaining Political Knowledge -- Ch. 6. The Consequences of Political Knowledge and Ignorance -- Ch. 7. Informing the Public's Discretion -- Appendix One: Overview of Data Sources -- Appendix Two: The Conceptualization and Measurement of Political Knowledge -- Appendix Three: Knowledge over Time -- Appendix Four: Details of the Structural Analysis Used in Chapter 4 -- Appendix Five: Methodology of the Analysis of Information's Impact on Opinion in Chapter 6
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780300062564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
What Americans know about politics and why it matters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Political Knowledge, Political Power, and the Democratic Citizen -- Ch. 1. From Democratic Theory to Democratic Practice: The Case for an Informed Citizenry -- Ch. 2. What Americans Know about Politics -- Ch. 3. Stability and Change in Political Knowledge -- Ch. 4. Who's Informed? Individual, Group, and Collective Patterns of Political Knowledge -- Ch. 5. Explaining Political Knowledge -- Ch. 6. The Consequences of Political Knowledge and Ignorance -- Ch. 7. Informing the Public's Discretion -- Appendix One: Overview of Data Sources -- Appendix Two: The Conceptualization and Measurement of Political Knowledge -- Appendix Three: Knowledge over Time -- Appendix Four: Details of the Structural Analysis Used in Chapter 4 -- Appendix Five: Methodology of the Analysis of Information's Impact on Opinion in Chapter 6
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780300062564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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