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Measuring Political Legitimacy.
Political legitimacy is a key concept in both macro and micro theories. Pioneers in survey-based research on alienation and system support envisioned addressing macro questions about legitimacy withExpand
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Evidence Use and the Common Core State Standards Movement: From Problem Definition to Policy Adoption
Despite calls for research-based policies, other types of evidence also influence education policy, including personal experience, professional expertise, and normative values. This article focusesExpand
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Organized Interests and the Common Core
Among the notable aspects of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the diverse array of interest groups supporting them. These organizations must now apply the strategies they used so effectivelyExpand
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Economic Voting and the “Symbolic Politics” Argument: A Reinterpretation and Synthesis
Economic voting is generally regarded as a straightforward political demand for the amelioration of economic grievances. This assumption about motives underlies the implicit theories of politiciansExpand
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Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: The Stages of Presidential Decision Making
Do presidents incorporate the preferences of the public into their foreign policy decisions? Previous scholarship has begun to sketch out the sources of variation in the policy–public opinionExpand
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Interpersonal Networks and Political Behavior
The social context of political decision making is a critical component of explanations of political behavior. Little research, however, has focused on direct observation of the social circles thatExpand
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How does government performance influence political support?
Much of the literature on political support is of little use to policy makers or those attempting to understand ordinary politics, because the concepts guiding research have focused attention onExpand
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Economic Conditions and Electoral Outcomes: Class Differences in the Political Response to Recession
Politicians and journalists appreciate the fact that economic conditions are politically important because voters punish national administrations for bad macroeconomic policy performance.Expand
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Deliberation with a Purpose: Reconnecting Communities and Schools
This chapter examines a trio of deliberative experiments, alternative realizations of a general template that aspired, as its title proclaimed, to “Reconnect Communities and Schools” in SouthExpand
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Domestic adjustment to international shocks in Japan and the United States
Economic interdependence complicates domestic policymaking by interposing the decisions of foreigners in the loop that links policy instrument settings to economic outcomes. Nowhere was thisExpand
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