Table of contents for Unequal democracy : the political economy of the new gilded age / Larry M. Bartels.

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Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables 
Preface
1.	The New Gilded Age 
Escalating Economic Inequality
Interpreting Inequality
Economic Inequality as a Political Issue
Inequality and American Democracy
2.	The Partisan Political Economy 
Partisan Patterns of Income Growth
A Partisan Coincidence?
Partisan Differences in Macroeconomic Policies
Macroeconomic Performance and Income Growth
Partisan Policies and Post-Tax Income Growth
Democrats, Republicans, and the Rise of Inequality
3.	Class Politics and Partisan Change
In Search of the Working Class
Has the White Working Class Abandoned the Democratic Party?
Have Working-Class Whites Become More Conservative?
Do "Moral Values" Trump Economics?
Are Religious Voters Distracted from Economic Issues?
Class Politics, Alive and Well
4.	Partisan Biases in Economic Accountability 
Myopic Voters
The Political Timing of Income Growth
Class Biases in Economic Voting
The Wealthy Give Something Back: Partisan Biases in Campaign Spending
Political Consequences of Biased Accountability
5.	Do Americans Care About Inequality?
Egalitarian Values
Rich and Poor
Perceptions of Inequality
Facts and Values in the Realm of Inequality
6.	Homer Gets a Tax Cut 
The Bush Tax Cuts
Public Support for the Tax Cuts
Unenlightened Self-Interest
The Impact of Political Information
Chump Change
Into the Sunset
7.	The Strange Appeal of Estate Tax Repeal 
Public Support for Estate Tax Repeal
Is Public Support for Repeal a Product of Misinformation?
Did Interest Groups Manufacture Public Antipathy to the Estate Tax?
Elite Ideology and the Politics of Estate Tax Repeal
8.	The Eroding Minimum Wage 
The Economic Effects of the Minimum Wage
Public Support for the Minimum Wage
The Politics of Inaction
Democrats, Unions, and the Eroding Minimum Wage
The Earned Income Tax Credit
Reversing the Tide
9.	Economic Inequality and Political Representation 
Ideological Representation
Unequal Responsiveness
Unequal Responsiveness on Social Issues: The Case of Abortion
Partisan Differences in Representation
Why Are the Poor Unrepresented?
10.	Unequal Democracy 
Who Governs?
Partisan Politics and "The Have-Nots" 
Political Obstacles to Economic Equality
The City of Utmost Necessity
References
Index 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-.
Equality -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Political culture -- United States -- History.
Social classes -- Political aspects -- United States.
Power (Social sciences) -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Democracy -- Economic aspects -- United States.