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Belief Systems and Political Decision Making

James H. Kuklinski and Buddy Peyton

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199270125
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199270125.003.0003

Series: OXFORD HANDBOOKS POL SCIENCE SERI OHPS C

 Belief Systems and Political Decision Making

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This article studies the belief systems and political decision making and examines the observation that political scientists have the ability to tell a coherent story about citizens and public opinion. It reviews and summarizes the original story about citizens and politics, which can be found in Converse's ‘The Nature of Mass Belief Systems’. The next section discusses three revisions of the story and the studies that gird them. The article ends with an examination of the validity of these three revisions.

Keywords: belief systems; political decision making; original story; citizens and politics; The Nature of Mass Belief Systems; revisions; political scientists

Article.  9417 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Behaviour ; Comparative Politics

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