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Here is the unabridged version of the classic theoretical study of voting behavior, originally published in 1960. It is a standard reference in the field of electoral research, presenting formulations of the theoretical issues that have been the focus of scholarly publication. No single study matches the study of The American Voter.

576 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1960

Political Science: Political Behavior and Public Opinion

Table of Contents

Section I- Introductory
1. Setting
2. Theoretical Orientation
Section II- Political Attitudes of the Vote
3. Perceptions of the Parties and Candidates
4. Partisan Choice
5. Voting Turnout
Section III- The Political Context
6. The Impact of Party Identification
7. The Development of Party Identification
8. Public Policy and Political Preference
9. Attitude Structure and the Problem of Ideology
10. The Formation of Issue Concepts and Partisan Change
11. Election Laws and Political Environment
Section IV- The Social and Economic Context
12. Membership in Social Groupings
13. The Role of Social Class
14. Economic Antecedents of Political Behavior
15. Agrarian Political Behavior
16. Population Movement
17. The Electoral Effects of Other Social Characteristics
18. Personality Factors in Voting Behavior
Section V- The Electoral Decision and the Political System
19. The Electoral Decision
20. Electoral Behavior and American Politics

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