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The Resource Unequal and unrepresented : political inequality and the people's voice in the new gilded age, Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E. Brady; Sidney Verba

Unequal and unrepresented : political inequality and the people's voice in the new gilded age, Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E. Brady; Sidney Verba

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Unequal and unrepresented : political inequality and the people's voice in the new gilded age
Title
Unequal and unrepresented
Title remainder
political inequality and the people's voice in the new gilded age
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Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E. Brady; Sidney Verba
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eng
Summary
The Declaration of Independence proclaims equality as a foundational American value. However, Unequal and Unrepresented finds that political voice in America is not only unequal but also unrepresentative. Those who are well educated and affluent carry megaphones. The less privileged speak in a whisper. Relying on three decades of research and an enormous wealth of information about politically active individuals and organizations, Kay Schlozman, Henry Brady, and Sidney Verba offer a concise synthesis and update of their groundbreaking work on political participation. The authors consider the many ways that citizens in American democracy can influence public outcomes through political voice: by voting, getting involved in campaigns, communicating directly with public officials, participating online or offline, acting alone and in organizations, and investing their time and money. Socioeconomic imbalances characterize every form of political voice, but the advantage to the advantaged is especially pronounced when it comes to any form of political expression--for example, lobbying legislators or making campaign donations--that relies on money as an input. With those at the top of the ladder increasingly able to spend lavishly in politics, political action anchored in financial investment weighs ever more heavily in what public officials hear. Citing real-life examples and examining inequalities from multiple perspectives, Unequal and Unrepresented shows how disparities in political voice endanger American democracy today.--
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1946-
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Schlozman, Kay Lehman
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Brady, Henry E.
  • Verba, Sidney
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  • Political participation
  • Equality
  • Democracy
  • Pressure groups
  • Representative government and representation
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Unequal and unrepresented : political inequality and the people's voice in the new gilded age, Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E. Brady; Sidney Verba
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What do we mean by political voice? does equal voice matter? -- The roots of citizen participation: the civic voluntarism model -- Who exercises political voice? -- The noisy and the silent: divergent preferences and needs -- Do digital technologies make a difference? -- Social movements and ordinary recruitment -- Who sings in the heavenly chorus? the shape of the organized interest system (with Philip E. Jones) -- Representing interests through organizational activity (with Philip E. Jones) -- Growing economic inequality and its (partially) political roots -- Has it always been this way? -- Can we do anything about it? -- Unequal voice in an unequal age
Control code
on1035753050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 330 pages :b illustrations, maps
Isbn
9780691180557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035753050
Label
Unequal and unrepresented : political inequality and the people's voice in the new gilded age, Kay Lehman Schlozman; Henry E. Brady; Sidney Verba
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
What do we mean by political voice? does equal voice matter? -- The roots of citizen participation: the civic voluntarism model -- Who exercises political voice? -- The noisy and the silent: divergent preferences and needs -- Do digital technologies make a difference? -- Social movements and ordinary recruitment -- Who sings in the heavenly chorus? the shape of the organized interest system (with Philip E. Jones) -- Representing interests through organizational activity (with Philip E. Jones) -- Growing economic inequality and its (partially) political roots -- Has it always been this way? -- Can we do anything about it? -- Unequal voice in an unequal age
Control code
on1035753050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 330 pages :b illustrations, maps
Isbn
9780691180557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035753050

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