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Author Zuckerman, Alan
Title Social Logic of Politics : Personal Networs As Contexts
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- About the Contributors -- INTRODUCTION: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONTEXT -- 1 Returning to the Social Logic of Politics -- 2 Individuals, Dyads, and Networks:Autoregressive Patterns of Political Influence -- I. FAMILIES AS SOURCES OF STRONG POLITICAL TIES -- 3 Political Similarity and Influence between Husbands and Wives -- 4 Do Couples Support the Same Political Parties? Sometimes: Evidence from British and German Household Panel Surveys -- 5 Family Ties: Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Political Participation -- II. FRIENDS, WORKMATES, NEIGHBORS, AND POLITICALCONTEXTS: THE EFFECTS OF WEAK TIES ON ELECTORAL CHOICESAND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION -- 6 Changing Class Locations and Partisanship in Germany -- 7 Choosing Alone? The Social Network Basis of Modern Political Choice -- 8 Friends and Politics: Linking Diverse Friendship Networks to Political Participation -- 9 Networks, Gender, and the Use of State Authority: Evidence from a Study of Arab Immigrants in Detroit -- 10 Putting Voters in their Places: Local Context and Voting in England and Wales, 1997 -- 11 Party Identification, Local Partisan Contexts, and the Acquisition of Participatory Attitudes -- 12 Macro-Politics and Micro-Behavior: Mainstream Politics and the Frequency of Political Discussion inContemporary Democracies -- III. THE SOCIAL LOGIC OF POLITICS: LOOKING AHEAD -- 13 Agent-Based Explanations for the Survival of Disagreement in Social Networks -- 14 Turnout in a Small World -- Notes -- References -- Index
Using classic theories and methodologies, this collection maintains that individuals make political choices by taking into account the views, preferences, evaluations, and actions of other people who comprise their social networks. These include family members, friends, neighbors, and workmates, among others. The volume re-establishes the research of the Columbia School of Electoral Sociology from several decades ago, and contrasts it with rational choice theory and the Michigan School of Electoral Analysis. Written by political scientists with a range of interests, this volume returns the social logic of politics to the heart of political science
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Zuckerman, Alan Social Logic of Politics : Personal Networs As Contexts Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2005 9781592131471
Subject Political sociology.;Political socialization.;Social networks -- Political aspects.;Political participation.;Voting
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