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The Resource Stealth democracy : Americans' beliefs about how government should work, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

Stealth democracy : Americans' beliefs about how government should work, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

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Stealth democracy : Americans' beliefs about how government should work
Title
Stealth democracy
Title remainder
Americans' beliefs about how government should work
Statement of responsibility
John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Americans often complain about the current operation of their government, but scholars have never developed a complete picture of people's preferred type of government. In this provocative and timely book, John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, employing an original national survey and focus groups, report the specific governmental procedures Americans desire. Their results are surprising. Contrary to the prevailing view that people want greater involvement in politics, most citizens do not care about most policies and therefore are content to turn over decision-making authority to someone else
  • People's most intense desire for the political system is that decision makers be empathetic and, especially, non-self-interested, not that they be responsive and accountable to the people's largely nonexistent policy preferences or, even worse, that the people be obligated to participate directly in decision making. In light of these findings, Hibbing and Theiss-Morse conclude by cautioning communitarians, direct democrats, social capitalists, deliberation theorists, and all those who think that greater citizen involvement is the solution to society's problems."--Jacket
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Hibbing, John R
Dewey number
323/.042/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
H53 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Theiss-Morse, Elizabeth
Series statement
Cambridge studies in political psychology and public opinion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Public opinion
  • Participation politique
  • Démocratie
  • Opinion publique
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • Politische Einstellung
  • Demokratie
  • Politieke participatie
  • Inspraak
  • Publieke opinie
  • Participation politique
  • Démocratie
  • Opinion publique
  • USA
Label
Stealth democracy : Americans' beliefs about how government should work, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The benefits of studying the processes people want -- Policy space and American politics -- Process space: an introduction -- Using process space to explain features of American politics -- pt. 2. The processes people want -- Attitudes toward specific processes -- Public assessments of people and politicians -- Americans' desire for stealth democracy -- pt. 3. Should people be given the processes they want? -- Popular deliberation and group involvement in theory -- The realities of popular deliberation and group involvement -- Improving government and people's attitudes toward it
Control code
52612618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511020476
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52612618
Label
Stealth democracy : Americans' beliefs about how government should work, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The benefits of studying the processes people want -- Policy space and American politics -- Process space: an introduction -- Using process space to explain features of American politics -- pt. 2. The processes people want -- Attitudes toward specific processes -- Public assessments of people and politicians -- Americans' desire for stealth democracy -- pt. 3. Should people be given the processes they want? -- Popular deliberation and group involvement in theory -- The realities of popular deliberation and group involvement -- Improving government and people's attitudes toward it
Control code
52612618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511020476
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52612618

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