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shows. In the end, McDaniel’s essay leads me to propose that politics may well be an attempt to reduce costs and increase rewards from political institutions, but it could also take the form ofExpand
Strength in Numbers? The Political Mobilization of Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
List of Figures and Tables ix Preface xiii Chapter One: Race, Class, and Political Participation: The Argument 3 Chapter Two: Mass and Minority Participation: Theoretical Frameworks 15 Chapter Three:Expand
Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States
Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choicesExpand
Attitudes, Opportunities and Incentives: A Field Essay on Political Participation
One of the ironies of the behavioral movement in political science is that scholars following in its wake were more likely to study attitudes than behavior. Nonetheless, over the past several decadesExpand
Race, Ethnicity, and Political Participation: Competing Models and Contrasting Explanations
While various models have been developed to account for differences in participation levels between African-Americans and Anglos, the empirical evidence for these models is rather limited; fails toExpand
Social Interaction and Contextual Influences On Political Participation
Though individual-level attributes typically dominate models of political participation, many studies have shown that the social context also influences individuals' likelihood of participation. ThisExpand
The Policy Consequences of Class Bias in State Electorates
This paper tests the proposition that an electorate disproportionately representative of higherclass citizens will be rewarded with public policies in favor of its economic interests and at theExpand
Socioeconomic Class Bias in Turnout, 1964–1988: The Voters Remain the Same.
We address the question of whether class bias in the American electorate has increased since 1964. We analyze the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey and the National Election Studies for sevenExpand
Individual and Systemic Influences on Turnout: Who Votes? 1984
While Wolfinger and Rosenstone's (1980) analysis of turnout in presidential elections focused on individual demographic characteristics, several scholars (Patterson and Caldeira 1983; Cox and MungerExpand
Group Membership and the Mobilization of Political Participation
This article addresses two questions relating to how groups mobilize members to participate in politics. First, does group mobilization result from the intentional efforts of group leaders or insteadExpand