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The Resource Congress as public enemy : public attitudes toward American political institutions, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, (electronic resource)

Congress as public enemy : public attitudes toward American political institutions, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, (electronic resource)

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Congress as public enemy : public attitudes toward American political institutions
Title
Congress as public enemy
Title remainder
public attitudes toward American political institutions
Statement of responsibility
John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
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Language
eng
Summary
This timely book describes and explains the American people's alleged hatred of their own branch of government, the US Congress. Intensive focus group sessions held across the country and a specially designed national survey indicate that much of the negativity is generated by popular perceptions of the processes of governing visible in Congress. John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse argue that, although the public is deeply disturbed by debate, compromise, delicate pace, the presence of interest groups, and the professionalization of politics, many of these traits are actually endemic to modern democratic government. Congress is an enemy of the public partially because it is so public. Calls for reform, such as term limitations, reflect the public's desire to attack these disliked features. But the authors conclude, the public's unwitting desire to reform democracy out of a democratic legislature is a cure more dangerous than the disease.--
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Hibbing, John R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Theiss-Morse, Elizabeth
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in public opinion and political psychology
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Public opinion
Label
Congress as public enemy : public attitudes toward American political institutions, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139174466
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online resource
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rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Introduction: what is wrong with the American political system? -- Changing levels of support for individual institutions -- Perceptions of political institutions -- Perceptions of congressional features and reforms -- Focus groups and perceptions of the Washington system -- Who approves of congress? -- Support for democratic processes -- Conclusion: the people and their political system -- Appendix -- References -- Index
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CR9781139174466
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521482998
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817931909
Label
Congress as public enemy : public attitudes toward American political institutions, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139174466
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Introduction: what is wrong with the American political system? -- Changing levels of support for individual institutions -- Perceptions of political institutions -- Perceptions of congressional features and reforms -- Focus groups and perceptions of the Washington system -- Who approves of congress? -- Support for democratic processes -- Conclusion: the people and their political system -- Appendix -- References -- Index
Control code
CR9781139174466
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521482998
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817931909

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