Social Logic Of Politics: Personal Networks As Contexts

Social Logic Of Politics: Personal Networks As Contexts

By: Alan Zuckerman (author)Paperback

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Using classic theories to explain individuals' political decisions, this volume examines what influences these decisions. Supported by the research of the Columbia school of electoral sociology, this view is contrasted with rational choice theory and the Michigan school of electoral analysis. Written by a range of political scientists, this volume advances theory and method in the study of political behavior and returns the social logic of politics to the heart of political science.

About Author

Alan S. Zuckerman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Brown University and Research Professor, DIW-German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Germany. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of several books, including The Politics of Faction: Christian Democratic Rule in Italy and Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure. His honors include serving on the faculty at Tel-Aviv University, the University of Pisa, and the University of Florence. Contributors: Christopher Anderson, Syracuse University; Nancy Burns, University of Michigan; Josip Dasovic, Brown University; Jennifer Fitzgerald, Brown University; James Fowler, University of California, Davis; James Gimpel, University of Maryland, College Park; Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis; M. Kent Jennings, University of California, Santa Barbara; Paul E. Johnson, University of Kansas; Ron Johnston, University of Bristol; Ulrich Kohler, research scholar at the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin; Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Research Director National Jewish Population Survey 2000-1, United Jewish Communities; J. Celeste Lay, Tulane University; Jeffrey Levine; Ann Chih Lin, University of Michigan; Aida Paskeviciute; Charles Pattie, University of Sheffield; Kay Schlozman, Boston College; John Sprague, Washington University; Laura Stoker, University of California, Berkeley; Sidney Verba, Harvard University; and the editor.


List of Tables and FiguresPreface and AcknowledgmentsAbout the ContributorsIntroduction: Theoretical and Methodological Context1. Returning to the Social Logic of Politics - Alan S. Zuckerman2. Individuals, Dyads, and Networks: Autoregressive Patterns of Political Influence - Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson, and John SpraguePart I. Families as Sources of Strong Political Ties3. Political Similarity and Influence between Husbands and Wives - Laura Stoker and M. Kent Jennings4. Do Couples Support the Same Political Parties? Sometimes: Evidence from British and German Household Panel Surveys - Alan S. Zuckerman, Jennifer Fitzgerald, and Josip Dasovic5. Family Ties: Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Political Participation - Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Nancy BurnsPart II. Friends, Workmates, Neighbors, and Political Contexts: The Effects of Weak Ties on Electoral Choices and Political Participation6. Changing Class Locations and Partisanship in Germany - Ulrich Kohler7. Choosing Alone? The Social Network Basis of Modern Political Choice - Jeffrey Levine8. Friends and Politics: Linking Diverse Friendship Networks to Political Participation - Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz9. Networks, Gender, and the Use of State Authority: Evidence from a Study of Arab Immigrants in Detroit - Ann Chih Lin10. Putting Voters in their Places: Local Context and Voting in England and Wales, 1997 - Ron J. Johnston and Charles J. Pattie11. Party Identification, Local Partisan Contexts, and the Acquisition of Participatory Attitudes - James G. Gimpel and J. Celeste Lay12. Macro-Politics and Micro-Behavior: Mainstream Politics and the Frequency of Political Discussion in Contemporary Democracies - Christopher J. Anderson and Aida PaskeviciutePart III. The Social Logic of Politics: Looking Ahead13. Agent-Based Explanations for the Survival of Disagreement in Social Networks - Paul E. Johnson and Robert Huckfeldt14. Turnout in a Small World - James H. FowlerNotesReferencesIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781592131488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781592131488
  • ISBN10: 1592131484

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