The Political World of a Small Town: A Mirror Image of American Politics

By Everett Carll Ladd Jr.; Nelson Wikstrom | Go to book overview

Index
African-Americans, 7, 15, 24, 25, 30; and Beverly Allen School issue, 67- 68; general absence of on Town Council, 77-78; and race relations in West Point, 36-37; as supporters of Democratic Party, 56
Air, land, and water pollution, 162- 68. See also Chesapeake Corporation, citizen concerns and criticisms of
Allen, Watson (Bud), 63, 86, 182-84
The American Ethos ( McClosky and Zaller), 28, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 156, 176-77
American political creed, 3, 38, 42, 44, 185
American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony ( Huntington), 3, 38, 185, 191
The American Voter ( Campbell, Converse, Miller, and Stokes), 46, 98, 185
Appointed officials: appointment process, 78-79; socio-economic characteristics, 79-84
Bellah, Robert N., 185, 191
Business and politics, relationship, 149-52,175-77
Campbell, Angus, Philip E. Converse, Warren E. Miller, and Donald Stokes, 46, 98, 185
Chesapeake Corporation: citizen concerns and criticisms of, 37-38; citizen perception of political influence, 4, 42, 110-12, 155-57; description and history, 152-55; evolving political role in community, 170-75; policy goals and benefits, 168-70; resources for political influence, 157-62; role in airport funding issue, 129-31; role in local zoning issue, 133-35, 140, 144
Churches and religion, 13, 25, 29, 32, 43-44, 77
Clubs and associations, 24, 32
Community characteristics, 15-25
Community power: applicability of pluralist interpretation to West Point, 4, 140-44, 186; citizen perception of politically influential, 4, 110-12; criticisms of elitist interpretation, 112-13; elected officials' perception of politically influential, 107-10; elitist interpretation, 105; pluralist interpretation, 105; systemic interpretation, 106

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Political Science ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xv
  • 1 - The Small Town as a Political Laboratory 1
  • Notes 5
  • 2 - West Point: History and Community Profile 7
  • Notes 25
  • 3 - West Point: Social Attitudes, Political Culture, and Electoral Behavior 27
  • Notes 56
  • 4 - West Point: Government, Politics, and Public Policy 61
  • Notes 101
  • 5 - Power, Influence, and Policymaking in West Point 105
  • Notes 145
  • 6 - The Chesapeake Corporation and West Point: Chesapeake's Evolving Role in the Political Life of the Community 149
  • Notes 177
  • 7 - West Point's Polyarchy: A Mirror Image of American Politics 181
  • Notes 192
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index 205
  • About the Author 209
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