Is the notorious 'Generation X' any different from other generations in terms of its voting behavior, economic circumstances, or general social and political outlook? This book of original essays by distinguished political scientists, economists, and sociologists (some Xers themselves) will be among the first to examine patterns of political and social behavior among this least understood, yet widely maligned, generational group.
Stephen C. Craig is professor of political science and director of the Florida Institute for Research on Elections at the University of Florida. He is author of The Malevolent Leaders: Popular Discontent in America. Stephen Earl Bennett is professor of political science and senior research associate at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. He is co-author of Living with Leviathan: Americans Coming to Terms with Big Government.
Chapter 1 Generations and Change: Some Initial Observations Chapter 2 The "Age of Indifference" Revisited: Patterns of Political Interest/ Media Exposure/ and Knowledge Among Generation X Chapter 3 The Partisanship Puzzle: Identification and Attitudes of Generation X Chapter 4 Political Issues and Political Choice: Belief Systems/ Generations/ and the Potential for Realignment in American Politics Chapter 5 Mixed Signals: Generation X's Attitudes Toward the Political System Chapter 6 Generations and Tolerance: Is Youth Really a Liberalizing Factor? Chapter 7 Hazards Lie Ahead: Economic Prospects for Generation X Chapter 8 Losing Canada? Generation X and the Constitutional Crisis