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The Policy Consequences Of Unequal Participation, William Walter Franko Jul 2012

The Policy Consequences Of Unequal Participation, William Walter Franko

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As many political observers have pointed out, political participants in the United States are particularly unrepresentative of the population as a whole. Citizens who are politically active tend to be those on the upper end of the socioeconomic scale, for example, the wealthy and highly educated. This dissertation examines the ways in which inequalities in political participation lead to differences in the behavior of elected officials and their subsequent actions related to policy making. That is, politicians have the ability, and under certain circumstances the incentive, to vary how they govern and who they govern for, depending on how political ...


Political Participation In America: The Role Of Race, Ethnicity, And Gender, Leslie J. Baker-Bracy Aug 2004

Political Participation In America: The Role Of Race, Ethnicity, And Gender, Leslie J. Baker-Bracy

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Equality in political participation in the United States requires that all citizens, regardless of their social status or demographic characteristics be allowed to participate in the system, regardless of income or education. However, studies have shown several variables - gender, race, income, and education — significantly affect any one person’s pathway to political participation and expression. Using data from the 1992 Citizen’s Participatory Study, I examine these effects, especially in terms of how these variables affect the participation of women. The findings show that education and income rarely have the “equalizing” effect in terms of political participation that is believed.


Adolescent Political Self-Images And Political Involvement: The Relative Effects Of High School Black Studies Courses And Prior Socialization, William Edward Hulbary Dec 1972

Adolescent Political Self-Images And Political Involvement: The Relative Effects Of High School Black Studies Courses And Prior Socialization, William Edward Hulbary

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