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Public Opinion in State Politics

Jeffrey E. Cohen

Abstract

Since the Reagan presidency, more and more public policymaking authority has devolved to the states, a trend that the contributors to this volume argue is unlikely to abate soon. This is a collection of recent research developed in response to signs of this growing importance of state politics. It updates and expands the previous work on public opinion and state politics, taking into account new data and methods, and drawing comparisons across states. The book is organized around three major themes: the conceptualization and measurement of public opinion in the states; explanations of variatio ... More

Keywords: Reagan, presidency, public policymaking, authority, states, state politics, public opinion, state policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804753005
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey E. Cohen, editor

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Chapter 12 Public Opinion in the States: A Quarter Century of Change and Stability

ROBERT S. ERIKSON, GERALD C. WRIGHT, AND JOHN P. MCIVER

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