The Macro Polity
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Macro Polity by Robert S. Erikson
Book DescriptionThe Macro Polity, first published in 2002, provides a comprehensive model of American politics at the system level. Focusing on the interactions between citizen evaluations and preferences, government activity and policy, and how the combined acts of citizens and governments influence one another over time, it integrates understandings of matters such as economic outcomes, presidential approval, partisanship, elections, and government policy-making into a single model. Borrowing from the perspective of macroeconomics, it treats electorates, politicians, and governments as unitary actors, making decisions in response to the behavior of other actors. The macro and longitudinal focus makes it possible to directly connect the behaviors of electorate and government. The surprise of macro-level analysis, emerging anew in every chapter, is that order and rationality dominate explanations. This book argues that the electorates and governments that emerge from these analyses respond to one another in orderly and predictable ways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521564854
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert S. Erikson
American Public Opinion, Paperback (July 2014)
Previously published: Boston: Longman, c2011.
Timeline of Presidential Elections, Paperback (October 2012)
With the 2012 presidential election upon us, will voters cast their ballots for the candidates whose platforms and positions best match their own? Or will the race for the next president of the United States come down largely to who runs the most effective campaigning? This book reveals how both factors come into play.
Macro Polity, Hardback (January 2001)
The Macro Polity, first published in 2002, provides a comprehensive model of American politics at the system level.
Statehouse Democracy, Hardback (January 1994)» View all books by Robert S. Erikson
The authors demonstrate that state policies are highly responsive to public opinion through the analysis of state policies from the 1930s to the present.
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