Political Participation and American Democracy

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POLITICAL PARTICIPATION and AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Edited by WILLIAM CROTTY

Prepared under the auspices of the Policy Studies Organization STUART S. NAGEL, Publications Coordinator

Contributions in Political Science, Number 279

GREENWOOD PRESS New York • Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Political Science ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1: Political Participation: Mapping the Terrain 1
  • Conclusion 18
  • References 21
  • 2: Theories of Turnout: An Empirical Comparison of Alienationist and Rationalist Perspectives 23
  • References 63
  • 3: Nonvoting in America: Attitudes in Context 67
  • Conclusion 84
  • Notes 85
  • References 87
  • 4: When Turnout Matters: Mobilization and Conversion as Determinants of Election Outcomes 89
  • Conclusion 109
  • References 110
  • 5: Legal-Institutional Factors and Voting Participation: The Impact of Women's Suffrage on Voter Turnout 113
  • Conclusion 134
  • Notes 136
  • 6: Political Participation and Discrimination: A Comparative Analysis of Asians, Blacks, and Latinos 139
  • Conclusion 163
  • APPENDIX: SAMPLE DESIGN 164
  • APPENDIX: SAMPLE DESIGN 168
  • APPENDIX: SAMPLE DESIGN 168
  • 7: Voting for Judges: Race and Roll-Off in Judicial Elections 171
  • Conclusion 185
  • Notes 187
  • References 188
  • 8: Participation and Political Knowledge 193
  • Conclusion 208
  • Notes 209
  • References 209
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 225
  • About the Contributors 231
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