Political Realignment by Russell J. Dalton audiobook

Political Realignment: Economics, Culture, and Electoral Change

By Russell J. Dalton
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8.18 Hours Unabridged
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The process of electoral change is accelerating in contemporary democracies, and this book explains why. The emergence of Green parties in the 1980s and recent far right parties, Brexit, and Trump's 2016 victory are parts of this overall process. Political Realignment tracks the evolution of citizen and elite opinions on economic and cultural issues from the 1970s to the 2010s—and the impact of these changes on electoral politics and public policy. Citizen positions on these cleavages have realigned over time, producing a similar realignment in the structure of the party systems to represent these demands. Economic issues remain important, now joined by divisions on cultural issues as a backlash to modernization. Assembling an unprecedented time series of empirical evidence, this study explains the new forces of elector change in both Europe and the United States.

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The process of electoral change is accelerating in contemporary democracies, and this book explains why. The emergence of Green parties in the 1980s and recent far right parties, Brexit, and Trump's 2016 victory are parts of this overall process.

Political Realignment tracks the evolution of citizen and elite opinions on economic and cultural issues from the 1970s to the 2010s—and the impact of these changes on electoral politics and public policy. Citizen positions on these cleavages have realigned over time, producing a similar realignment in the structure of the party systems to represent these demands. Economic issues remain important, now joined by divisions on cultural issues as a backlash to modernization. Assembling an unprecedented time series of empirical evidence, this study explains the new forces of elector change in both Europe and the United States.

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Citizen Politics does an outstanding job of surveying a vast literature dealing with political behavior.” Laron K. Williams, Major Garrett Fellow in Political Science at the University of Missouri

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Author Bio: Russell J. Dalton

Author Bio: Russell J. Dalton

Russell Dalton is research professor of political science at the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine. He has been awarded a Fulbright research fellowship, a German Marshall Fund research fellowship, and the POSCO Fellowship at the East-West Center in Hawaii. His research focuses on the role of citizens in the political process.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English