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Participation in America: Political Democracy and Social Equality

Participation in America: Political Democracy and Social Equality
Author: Norman H. Nie - Sidney Verba
ISBN 13: 9780226852966
ISBN 10: 226852962
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1987-01-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 452
List Price: $40.00

Participation in America represents the largest study ever conducted of the ways in which citizens participate in American political life. Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie addresses the question of who participates in the American democratic process, how, and with what effects. They distinguish four kinds of political participation: voting, campaigning, communal activity, and interaction with a public official to achieve a personal goal. Using a national sample survey and interviews with leaders in 64 communities, the authors investigate the correlation between socioeconomic status and political participation. Recipient of the Kammerer Award (1972), Participation in America provides fundamental information about the nature of American democracy.