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Contents Tables and Figures Preface 1. Introduction The Comparative Study of Public Opinion The Choice of Nations A New Style of Citizen Politics Part One: Politics and the Public 2. The Nature of Mass Beliefs The Supercitizen The Unsophisticated Citizen Elitist Theory of Democracy Political Sophistication Reconsidered Politics and the Public Suggested Readings 3. Political Participation The Modes of Participation Who Participates? Changing Publics and Political Participation Suggested Readings 4. Protest Politics Measuring Protest Who Protests? Participation and Contemporary Democracies Suggested Readings Part Two: Political Orientations 5. Values in Change The Nature of Value Change The Distribution of Values Modeling the Process of Value Change The Consequences of Value Change Value Change and Value Stability Suggested Readings 6. Issues and Ideological Orientations Domestic Policy Opinions Foreign Policy Opinions Left/Right Orientations Public Opinion and Political Change Suggested Readings Part Three: The Electoral Connection 7. Elections and Political Parties An Overview of Four Party Systems The History of Party Systems The Structure of Political Alignments Contemporary Party Systems Suggested Readings 8. The Social Bases of Party Support The Social Group Model of Voting Social Class and the Vote Religion and the Vote Other Social Group Differences New Politics and the Vote The Transformation of Social Cleavages Suggested Readings 9. Partisanship and Electoral Behavior A Sociopsychological Model of Voting Partisan Attitudes The Impact of Partisanship Partisan Dealignment The Consequences of Dealignment The Causes of Dealignment Politics in a Dealigned Era Suggested Readings 10. Attitudes and Electoral Behavior Principles of Issue Voting Position Issues and the Vote Performance Issues and the Vote Candidate Images and the Vote The End of the Causal Funnel Citizen Politics and Voting Behavior Suggested Readings 11. Political Representation Collective Correspondence Dyadic Correspondence The Party Government Model Patterns of Political Representation Suggested Readings Part Four: Democracy and the Future 12. Citizens and the Democratic Process The Meaning of Political Support Declining Confidence in Authorities Orientations toward the Regime Regime Norms: Support for a Democratic Regime Community Support Dissatisfied Democrats Suggested Readings Appendix A. Major Data Sources Appendix B. 19992001 World Values Survey and European Values Survey Codebook References Index About the Author
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