What is it about Government that Americans Dislike?
Edited by John R. Hibbing Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse
Series edited by James H. Kuklinski
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What is it about Government that Americans Dislike? by John R. Hibbing
Book DescriptionThe American public's level of hostility toward government became a major issue in the 1990s. In this edited volume, first published in 2001, 24 of the country's leading students of public attitudes toward government in the United States address the reasons for this hostility. In 14 original articles, the authors explain why people's approval of government dropped so precipitously in the late 1960s, why some parts of the government (such as the Supreme Court) are better liked than others (such as the Congress), and why certain actions by political elites are particularly upsetting to much of the American public. Uniting several of the contributions is the theme that dissatisfaction with government occurs not just when people dislike governmental policies but also when they dislike the manner in which those policies are made. Another unifying theme is the potential danger of a public with nothing but its own disdain for its own political system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521796316
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John R. Hibbing
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This book, first published in 2001, examines why so many Americans do not like, trust, approve of, or support their government.
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