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The Resource Representing red and blue : how the culture wars change the way citizens speak and politicians listen, David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman

Representing red and blue : how the culture wars change the way citizens speak and politicians listen, David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman

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Representing red and blue : how the culture wars change the way citizens speak and politicians listen
Title
Representing red and blue
Title remainder
how the culture wars change the way citizens speak and politicians listen
Statement of responsibility
David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman
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Language
eng
Summary
"What is a political representative's job, really? Are they supposed to simply figure out what "the people" want and deliver it, or are they charged to do what they think is best for their constituents -- even if that means sometimes ignoring those constituents' wishes? In Representing Red and Blue, David Barker and Christopher Carman explore what people think about this question, why their answers vary, and what difference it makes. They observe that the citizens of "Red America" -- religious and cultural traditionalists, including most Republicans -- often prefer lawmakers who challenge public opinion, whereas "Blue Americans," or culturally progressive Democrats, typically prefer lawmakers who follow it. What is more, these preferences filter up: lawmakers who represent progressive locales tend to pursue the policies their constituents want, whereas representatives of more traditionalistic places often behave quite differently, leaning decidedly to the Right of even most Red American voters. The fundamental reason underlying these patterns, Barker and Carman argue, is that on average, traditionalists and progressives simply do not hold the values of liberal popular democracy in equally high esteem. What all of this means is that the citizens of Red America live in a different kind of democracy than that of the citizens of Blue America -- one where they have less political say over what their government does, but one that seems to suit their tastes all the same."--Publisher's website
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1969-
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Barker, David C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2271
LC item number
.B36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Carman, Christopher J
Series statement
Series in political psychology
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  • Party affiliation
  • Voting
  • Social choice
  • Political socialization
  • Politics and culture
  • Constituent power
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Representing red and blue : how the culture wars change the way citizens speak and politicians listen, David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : saddling the drunken mule -- How do we want to be represented? how do we differ? -- Cultural warfare and styles of representation in the US -- Mapping the cultural and partisan divide in representation preferences -- Representation styles, candidate cues, and the voting booth -- Constituent perceptions of representation styles and democratic accountability -- Red representation, blue representation -- Quieting the stable, polarizing the ranch
Control code
779472224
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 208 p.
Isbn
9780199796564
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007393
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)779472224
Label
Representing red and blue : how the culture wars change the way citizens speak and politicians listen, David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : saddling the drunken mule -- How do we want to be represented? how do we differ? -- Cultural warfare and styles of representation in the US -- Mapping the cultural and partisan divide in representation preferences -- Representation styles, candidate cues, and the voting booth -- Constituent perceptions of representation styles and democratic accountability -- Red representation, blue representation -- Quieting the stable, polarizing the ranch
Control code
779472224
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 208 p.
Isbn
9780199796564
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007393
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)779472224

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