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The social citizen : peer networks and political behavior, Betsy Sinclair

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The social citizen : peer networks and political behavior
Title
The social citizen
Title remainder
peer networks and political behavior
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Sinclair
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Language
eng
Summary
Human beings are social animals. Yet despite vast amounts of research into political decision making, very little attention has been devoted to its social dimensions. In political science, social relationships are generally thought of as mere sources of information, rather than active influences on one's political decisions. Drawing upon data from settings as diverse as South Los Angeles and Chicago's wealthy North Shore, Betsy Sinclair shows that social networks do not merely inform citizen's behavior, they can✹and do✹have the power to change it. From the decision to donate money to a campaign or vote for a particular candidate to declaring oneself a Democrat or Republican, basic political acts are surprisingly subject to social pressures. When members of a social network express a particular political opinion or belief, Sinclair shows, others notice and conform, particularly if their conformity is likely to be highly visible. We are not just social animals, but social citizens whose political choices are significantly shaped by peer influence. The Social Citizen has important implications for our concept of democratic participation and will force political scientists to revise their notion of voters as socially isolated decision makers.--
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Sinclair, Betsy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
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  • Political participation
  • Social networks
  • Voting
  • Social pressure
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The social citizen : peer networks and political behavior, Betsy Sinclair
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index
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Contents
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Social Pressure and Participatory Democracy 2. Voting Together: Do the Neighbors Know We Voted? 3. Social Campaign Giving: Could You Please Take Out Your Checkbook? 4. Candidate Choice: What Makes a Democrat Vote like a Republican? 5. Peer-Pressured Party Identification: The Elephant in the Room 6. Conclusion: Social Pressure and the Democratic Experiment Notes Works Cited Index
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FIEb17817870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 194 pages
Isbn
9780226922812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)783150326
Label
The social citizen : peer networks and political behavior, Betsy Sinclair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) 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
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Social Pressure and Participatory Democracy 2. Voting Together: Do the Neighbors Know We Voted? 3. Social Campaign Giving: Could You Please Take Out Your Checkbook? 4. Candidate Choice: What Makes a Democrat Vote like a Republican? 5. Peer-Pressured Party Identification: The Elephant in the Room 6. Conclusion: Social Pressure and the Democratic Experiment Notes Works Cited Index
Control code
FIEb17817870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 194 pages
Isbn
9780226922812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)783150326

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