Broken Contract?: Changing Relationships Between Americans And Their Government, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Broken Contract?

Changing Relationships Between Americans And Their Government, 1st Edition

By Stephen C Craig


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In 1992, it was Bill Clinton's New Covenant. In 1994, it was the Republicans' Contract with America. In 1996, it is likely to be a whole new set of circumstances. Nonetheless, one theme will prevail: Citizens and their government distrust one another, and it will take major changes on both sides to restore confidence in the relationship.Broken Cont

Table of Contents

1 Change and the American Electorate – Part 1 Attitudes – 2 Looking at Leviathan: Dimensions of Opinion About Big Government – 3 The Angry Voter: Politics and Popular Discontent in the 1990s – 4 Economic Change and the Middle-Class Revolt Against the Democratic Party – Part 2 Involvement – 5 The Sixth American Party System: Electoral Change, 1952-1992 – 6 Public Judgment and Political Engagement in the 1992 Election – 7 Who's Talking? Who's Listening? The New Politics of Radio Talk Shows – 8 Citizens for Perot: Assessing Patterns of Alienation and Activism – Part 3 Groups – 9 The Gender Gap: A Manifestation of Women's Dissatisfaction with the American Polity? – 10 -The Religious Vote in American Politics: Value Conflict, Continuity, and Change – 11 The Social Contract in Black and White: Racial Differences in Evaluations of Government – Part 4 Linkage – 12 The Electoral Connection: Images of U.S. Senators and Representatives – 13 From Ward Heelers to Public Relations Experts: The Parties' Response to Mass Politics – 14 Who's the Boss? Direct Democracy and Popular Control of Government

About the Author

Stephen C. Craig is director of the Florida Institute for Research on Elections and professor of political science at the University of Florida.

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