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The Accuracy of Opinion Polling and its Relation to its Future

Michael Traugott.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 7535 words.

This chapter discusses the concept of accuracy and how to measure it. It presents a chronology of the accuracy of the presidential pre-election polls during the 2008 election, and then...

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Activists, Influence, and Representation in American Elections

Walter J. Stone.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 7387 words.

This article describes the place of party activists in the electoral process, with attention to questions about whether and how they distort processes of electoral representation in the...

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African American Legal Status from Reconstruction Law to the Nadir of Jim Crow: 1865–1919

Lisa Crooms-Robinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 8578 words.

As Emancipation and Reconstruction eliminated much of the legal foundation of slavery, states and individuals became increasingly concerned about preserving the racial integrity of...

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African American Legal Status from the Harlem Renaissance through World War II

Lisa Crooms-Robinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 5072 words.

At the end of World War I, whites tried to put blacks back in their place. They found, however, that the place of African Americans had changed. The Harlem Renaissance represented the...

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American Electoral Practices in Comparative Perspective

Mark N. Franklin and Till Weber.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 8030 words.

This article concentrates on three areas in which American elections have features that are illuminated by voting behavior in countries with somewhat different features. These features are...

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The American Voter

William G. Jacoby.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 7127 words.

Ever since the appearance of The American Voter, there has been a general consensus among political scientists that three variables stand out as the most critical proximal influences on...

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American Voter Turnout in Historical Perspective

Michael P. McDonald.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 7749 words.

This article tries to understand American voter turnout rates in a historical perspective. In order to do this, the pool of eligible voters, the voting procedures, and the political...

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American Women’s Environmental Activism

Kayla Stover and Sherry Cable.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

July 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US Politics; Political Behaviour. 10160 words.

Women have played instrumental, often leading, roles in the twentieth-century environmental movement. The sparse literature on women’s activism in the early twentieth century indicates that...

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Anti-Feminist, Pro-Life, and Anti-ERA Women

Ronnee Schreiber.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

July 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US Politics; Political Behaviour. 8259 words.

For more than a century, women have organized for anti-feminist and conservative causes, including opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and legal abortion. This chapter outlines...

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Asian‐American Public Opinion

Jane Junn, Taeku Lee, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Janelle Wong.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Behaviour. 6835 words.

This chapter studies the implications of the socioeconomic and demographic factors on public opinion among Asian Americans. The first part reviews the present social science research on...

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