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The Macro Polity

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The Macro Polity provides the first comprehensive model of American politics at the system level. Focusing on the interactions between citizen evaluations and preferences, government activity and policy, and how the combined acts of citizens and governments influence one another over time, it integrates understandings of matters such as economic outcomes, presidential appr ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 14th 2002)
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Steven Peterson
Dec 19, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
This is one of the most interesting and important books on public opinion published in recent years. It is a direct descendant of V. O. Key's wonderful little book, "The Responsible Electorate."

Erikson et al. explore the dynamics related to the "macro polity." Many works on political behavior and public opinion fo0cus on individuals, using survey research results. This book aggregates the survey results to the level of the citizenry at large, and traces changes (and their effects) in the public
Aug 14, 2008 Samantha rated it really liked it
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This book uses micro data to clarify the macro.

This is an excellent evaluation and explanation of political perception and voter discoing making.
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It's an important book in poli sci, don't get me wrong. But I hated reading it.
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