The Resource American Insecurity : Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction, Adam Seth Levine

American Insecurity : Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction, Adam Seth Levine

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American Insecurity : Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
Title
American Insecurity
Title remainder
Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
Statement of responsibility
Adam Seth Levine
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn’t happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences for political debates and public policy. Moving beyond previously studied barriers to political organization, American Insecurity sheds light on the public’s inaction over economic insecurities by showing that the rhetoric surrounding these issues is actually self-undermining. By their nature, the very arguments intended to mobilize individuals—asking them to devote money or time to politics—remind citizens of their economic fears and personal constraints, leading to undermobilization and nonparticipation.Adam Seth Levine explains why the set of people who become politically active on financial insecurity issues is therefore quite narrow. When money is needed, only those who care about the issues but are not personally affected become involved. When time is needed, participation is limited to those not personally affected or those who are personally affected but outside of the labor force with time to spare. The latter explains why it is relatively easy to mobilize retirees on topics that reflect personal financial concerns, such as Social Security and Medicare. In general, however, when political representation requires a large group to make their case, economic insecurity threats are uniquely disadvantaged. Scrutinizing the foundations of political behavior, American Insecurity offers a new perspective on collective participation
Biographical or historical data
Adam Seth Levine is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. He has published in a variety of outlets such as the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis. Review of Behavioral Economics, and Political Communication. His work has won numerous awards, including the 2011 E. E. Schattschneider Prize. This prize is the highest dissertation award in the field of American government and is given annually by the American Political Science Association.
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IN-ChSCO
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Levine, Adam Seth
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other
LC call number
HC106.83
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Finance, Personal
  • Political participation
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Finance, Personal
  • Political participation
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Wirtschaft
  • Business & Economics
  • Political Science
  • Political Science
  • Political Science
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specialized
Label
American Insecurity : Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction, Adam Seth Levine
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Copyright
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Political Voice across Issues
  • 7. Self-Undermining Rhetoric in the Past and Present
  • Appendix A: Multivariate Models from Chapter 2
  • Appendix B: Analysis of the Washington, D.C., Interest-Group Community
  • Appendix C: Multivariate Models from Chapter 5
  • Appendix D: Noncompliance in the ACSCAN Donation Experiment
  • Appendix E: Materials for Experiments in Chapter 5
  • Appendix F: Multivariate Models from Chapter 6
  • Appendix G : Details on Variable Coding for Multivariate Models throughout the Book
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Financial Threats and Self-Undermining Rhetoric
  • 2. Do Americans View Financial Threats as Important Political Issues?
  • 3. Who Mobilizes?
  • 4. Why Rhetoric about Economic Insecurity Can Be Self-Undermining
  • 5. How People Respond to Participation Requests
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852130
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459863
  • (OCoLC)984688367
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852130
Label
American Insecurity : Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction, Adam Seth Levine
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Political Voice across Issues
  • 7. Self-Undermining Rhetoric in the Past and Present
  • Appendix A: Multivariate Models from Chapter 2
  • Appendix B: Analysis of the Washington, D.C., Interest-Group Community
  • Appendix C: Multivariate Models from Chapter 5
  • Appendix D: Noncompliance in the ACSCAN Donation Experiment
  • Appendix E: Materials for Experiments in Chapter 5
  • Appendix F: Multivariate Models from Chapter 6
  • Appendix G : Details on Variable Coding for Multivariate Models throughout the Book
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Financial Threats and Self-Undermining Rhetoric
  • 2. Do Americans View Financial Threats as Important Political Issues?
  • 3. Who Mobilizes?
  • 4. Why Rhetoric about Economic Insecurity Can Be Self-Undermining
  • 5. How People Respond to Participation Requests
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852130
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459863
  • (OCoLC)984688367
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852130

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