Rolfe, Meredith.

Voter Turnout : A Social Theory of Political Participation - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (250 p.) - eBooks on Demand Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions . - Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions .

Cover; Voter Turnout; Series Editors; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1: Voting Together; THE SOCIAL THEORY OF VOTER TURNOUT; CONDITIONAL CHOICE AND CONDITIONAL DECISION MAKING; THE ORTHODOX VIEW: VOTERS MAKING DECISIONS; The Rational Actor Takes a Survey; CONTEXTUAL EXPLANATIONS OF VOTER TURNOUT; Institutions; Institutional Costs; Electoral Institutions; Mobilization and Strategic Politicians; Mobilization and Canvassing; Social Context and the Sociological Tradition; OVERVIEW OF REMAINING CHAPTERS; 2: Conditional Choice THE EVIDENCE FOR CONDITIONAL DECISION MAKINGMATHEMATICAL MODELS OF CONDITIONAL DECISION MAKING; Conditional Decision Rules; The Three Basic Rules; Dynamics of Conditional Decision Models; ENGINEERING A MODEL AND MID-LEVEL THEORY; 3: The Social Meaning of Voting; SOCIAL MEANING: PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS; DATA AND METHODS; VOTING IS THE ACT OF AMERICAN CITIZEN; VOTER AS AMERICANS: IS THERE A CONSENSUS?; Partisanship; Nonvoters; AMERICAN CITIZENS: FORMAL EQUALITY, INFORMAL AMBIGUITY; All Americans Are Equal; The American Community; Authority in America; Market Pricing; CONCLUTION THOUGHTS 4: Conditional CooperationEXPERIMENTAL DECISION SITUATIONS SIMILAR TO VOTING; Citizenship in Social Dilemmas; Equality, Communality, and Authority in Social Dilemmas; DISTRIBUTION OF DECISION RULES; Self-Reports of Conditional Decision Rules; Experimental Manipulations and Conditional Decision Rules; Costs and the Distribution of Decision Rules; 5: Conditional Voters: Dynamics and networks; CONDITIONAL COOPERATION: THE BASIC DYNAMIC; Model Robustness Checks; CONDITIONAL COOPERATION I LOCAL SOCIAL NETWORKS; Simulating Personal Networks; Simulating Personal Networks Empirical Estimates of Personal Network Degree and DensitySimulating Turnout on Local Social Networks; CONCLUSION; 6: The Social Theory of Turnout; STRATEGIC POLITICIANS AND CONDITIONAL DECISION MAKERS: A THEORETICAL SYNTHESIS; CROSS-NATIONAL VARIATION: FIRST MOVERS AND COSTS; VARIATIONS ACROSS ELECTIONS: CAMPAIGN ACTIVITY AND POLITICAL DISCUSSION; Salience Equals Network Size; Low Salience Does Not Equal High Costs; INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN TURNOUT; Individual Tendencies to Use Decision Rules; Direct Mobilization; Indirect Mobilization; 7: Education and High-Salience Elections SOCIAL THEORY: IMPLICATIONS OF THE MODELA NEW LOOK AT EDUCATION; Social Network Size; Education; Mobilization; Other Measures; COMPARING SOCIAL COOPERATION AND CIVIC VOLUNTARISM; Education and Political Interest; Education and Turnout; Multivariate Estimates; DISCUSSION; 8: Mobilization in Low-Salience Elections; TURNOUT PATTERN IN LOW-SALIENCE ELECTIONS; DATA; Socioeconomic Status; Turnout Rate; Mobilization; CANDIDATES, CAMPAIGNING, AND SOCIAL TIES; Institutions and Social Ties: Measuring Campaign Activity; Institutions and Social Ties: Measuring Campaign Activity MOBILIZATION AND TURNOUT AT THE PRECINCT LEVEL

Combines positive political theory, social network research and computational modeling, explaining why some people are more likely to vote than others.

9781139221313 90 (NL)

Political participation -- Social aspects -- United States.
Political participation -- Social aspects.
Voting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Voting -- Social aspects.

Electronic books.

JF1001 .R55 2012

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