Social Cleavages and Political Change: Voter Alignments and U.S. Party Coalitions

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SUBJECT INDEX
abortion 39, 122, 131, 290
absolute voting measures 44-5
age 104, 107, 142, 163, 207, 224, 226, 228
African Americans 2, 22, 26, 36, 42, 51, 72, 75, 78, 155-62, 168-73, 175, 196, 206, 214, 223, 226, 228, 235-7, 305
migration to the north of, 158-9
voter turnout 4, 184-6
alienation 71, 74, 78
American exceptionalism 10, 24, 70, 244
American religious exceptionalism 86-7, 270
American Soldier, The18
American Voter, The14-15, 23
anti-Catholicism 93
anti-Semitism 93
Asian-Americans 47, 258
attitudes 5, 72-3
economic 72-3, 75, 78, 202-3, 213-14, 216
gender equality 142
race 157-8, 223, 232, 293-4
social issues 74-5, 77, 79-82, 122, 142, 203-4, 232-3
welfare state 68, 78, 80, 142, 146-8, 151, 213-14
see also social issue liberalism
Australia132
Baptists 88
Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) 64, 143
biblical literalism 90, 101
Black Protestants 88
Britain132
Brown vs. Board of Education157
candidate-specific factors in elections 44
'Carter Effect' 106-9, 114-15, 125, 186
Catholics 2, 4, 7, 11, 22, 37-38, 47, 86-9, 91-4, 97, 98, 100-2, 104, 106-7, 109, 111, 116, 118-20, 124-6, 166, 170, 173, 178, 184, 206-7, 215, 277-8
and Democratic Party97
Center for Political Studies 15, 46
Changing American Voter, The24
Christian Coalition96
Christian Right 6, 25-6, 85, 89, 91, 95-7, 125, 176, 196, 225, 238-9, 277
church attendance 89-90, 92, 102, 107, 274-5
Civil Rights legislation 22, 36, 61, 74-5, 89, 99, 159
Civil Rights movement89, 122, 176
Civil War11, 88, 156, 158
Class cleavage 5, 6, 9, 16-17, 21, 38, 40, 49-84, 166-75, 207-8, 240
decline of class cleavage in 1996211-16
class structure 3, 6, 21, 47, 49, 54-9, 141
see also manual/non-manual class distinction
class turnout gap 50
Clinton administration 201-2
cognitive mobilization 23-4
cohort 26, 72, 142
Columbia School12-13, 53, 132, 245-6, 269
comparative class voting 50, 52
Congregationalists 10, 88, 98, 271
Congress 51
Congressional Elections 43-4, 130-1
Conservatism 24-5, 69-70
Conservatives 9-10
Conservative Political Parties 21, 54
Conservative Protestants 5, 45, 86, 100, 102-4, 107, 109, 111, 113-16, 123-6, 166, 177, 182, 184, 190, 206-7, 209, 223, 238
contextual effects 273-4, 302
critical realignment 41
cross-cutting cleavages 2, 7, 8, 155, 168
culture wars 37-8
Darwinian Evolutionary Theory 90
dealignment 2, 27, 42
declining:
church attendance 92
significance of class 54
significance of Denomationalism 22, 91, 93-5, 275-6

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS v
  • Contents vii
  • Figures viii
  • Tables ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Sociological Tradition in Political Behavior Research 9
  • 2 - Social Cleavages and American Politics 31
  • 3 - Class 49
  • Appendix: Occupation and Class 82
  • 4 - Religion 85
  • Appendix: Major Denominational Coding Scheme 126
  • 5 - Gender 128
  • Conclusion 151
  • 6 - Race and the Social Bases of Voter Alignments 155
  • Conclusion 175
  • 7 - Party Coalitions 176
  • Conclusion 196
  • Appendix: Changes in Group Political Alignments 198
  • 8 - Social Cleavages in the 1996 Election 201
  • Conclusion 214
  • 9 - Third Party Candidates 217
  • Conclusion 229
  • 10 - Conclusion 231
  • Notes 243
  • Bibliography 306
  • SUBJECT INDEX 335
  • NAME INDEX 340
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