Toward a New Theory of American Electoral Psychology: Achieving the Superordinate Goals of the Nation State

Toward a New Theory of American Electoral Psychology: Achieving the Superordinate Goals of the Nation State

By: Chunhou Zhang (author), Michael Margolis (author)Hardback

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Explores the fundamental basis of American electoral psychology. This book challenges and augments the psychological approach of partisanship and the theory of rational choice.

About Author

Chunhou Zhang is Research Fellow at Xi'an International University. Michael Margolis is Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati.

Contents

List of Tables; List of Charts; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Relative Rationality of the American Electorate; 2. Partisanship as a Social-Psychological Constraint; 3. Interest Conflicts and the Three Long-Term Themes in American National Elections; 4. Partisan Support as a Dependent Variable in Forecasting Presidential Elections; 5. The Long-Term Themes as Vulnerable Psychological Points; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773457492
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9780773457492
  • ISBN10: 0773457496

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