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2001

Faculty Publications: Political Science

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A New Racial Threat In The New South? (A Conditional) Yes, Byron D’Andra Orey Jun 2001

A New Racial Threat In The New South? (A Conditional) Yes, Byron D’Andra Orey

Faculty Publications: Political Science

This paper examines three competing hypotheses: racial threat, social contact and racial resentment. Using individual level and aggregate level data, these three hypotheses are tested by examining white racial attitudes, and a variety of contextual variables, on the prospective vote for a white racially conservative candidate. The evidence provides support for all three of these hypotheses. Racial threat is found to be conditioned by the black population density and the resentment that whites direct toward African Americans. The probability that a white person will support a racially conservative candidate does not depend solely on the black population. Indeed, it is ...


Process Preference And American Politics: What The People Want Government To Be, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse Feb 2001

Process Preference And American Politics: What The People Want Government To Be, John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

Faculty Publications: Political Science

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The Social Dimensions Of A Networked World: Will The Internet Promote Productivity And Fulfillment Or Result In A More Volatile And Ruthless World?, Ross A. Miller Jan 2001

The Social Dimensions Of A Networked World: Will The Internet Promote Productivity And Fulfillment Or Result In A More Volatile And Ruthless World?, Ross A. Miller

Faculty Publications: Political Science

Technological change has the potential to have profound effects on politics, the economy, and society. Indeed, the Industrial Revolution provides ample evidence of the significant effect of technology on humankind. Today the Internet has transformed the way we communicate, learn, work, and play. What are the dangers and opportunities presented by this new technology? One hundred years from now, will society look back upon this period of technological change as one that led to a more productive and peaceful world, or will they view it as the beginning of a dark period in human history, one characterized by political instability ...