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Page, Benjamin I.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 13,778 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC110.I5, 303.380973
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Most widely held works by Benjamin I Page
Class war? : what Americans really think about economic inequality by Benjamin I Page( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Class War?they present compelling evidence that most Americans favor free enterprise and practical government programs to distribute wealth more equitably. At every income level and in both major political parties, majorities embrace conservative egalitarianism--a philosophy that prizes individualism and self-reliance as well as public intervention to help Americans pursue these ideals on a level playing field. Drawing on hundreds of opinion studies spanning more than seventy years, including a new comprehensive survey, Page and Jacobs reveal that this worldview translates to broad support for policies aimed at narrowing the gap between rich and poor and creating genuine opportunity for all. They find, for example, that across economic, geographical, and ideological lines, most Americans support higher minimum wages, improved public education, wider access to universal health insurance coverage, and the use of tax dollars to fund these programs. In this surprising and heartening assessment, Page and Jacobs provide our new administration with a popular mandate to combat the economic inequity that plagues our nation
The rational public : fifty years of trends in Americans' policy preferences by Benjamin I Page( )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monumental study is a comprehensive critical survey of the policy preferences of the American public, and will be the definitive work on American public opinion for some time to come. Drawing on an enormous body of public opinion data, Benjamin I. Page and Robert Y. Shapiro provide the richest available portrait of the political views of Americans, from the 1930's to 1990. They not only cover all types of domestic and foreign policy issues, but also consider how opinions vary by age, gender, race, region, and the like. The authors unequivocally demonstrate that, notwithstanding fluctuatio
Navigating public opinion : polls, policy, and the future of American democracy by Benjamin I Page( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text emerged from a conference on the theme "Polls, Policy, and the Future of American Democracy," sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern U., and held at Northwestern's Evanston campus in May 2000. Eighteen essays written by 22 American scholars explore the link between public opinion and public policy, and whether that relationship has changed over time; how political elites use public opinion; the challenges of measuring public opinion in contemporary polling and survey research; the role of public opinion in democratic politics; the limits of current knowledge; and topics for future research. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Living with the dragon : how the American public views the rise of China by Benjamin I Page( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is widely believed that most Americans not only distrust but also despise China. Considering the country's violent political history, unprecedented economic rise, and growing military capabilities, China has become America's strongest market competitor and arguably the most challenging global threat to the United States. Nevertheless, a full consideration of American opinion proves the opposite to be true. Carefully analyzing all available polls and surveys, Benjamin I. Page and Tao Xie find most Americans favor peaceful engagement with China. The public view has been surprisi
The foreign policy disconnect : what Americans want from our leaders but don't get by Benjamin I Page( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With world affairs so troubled, what kind of foreign policy should the United States pursue? The authors of this text look for answers in a surprising place: among the American people
What government can do : dealing with poverty and inequality by Benjamin I Page( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Government Can Do argues that federal, state, and local governments can and should do a great deal. Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons detail what programs have worked and how they can be improved, while introducing the general reader to the fundamentals of social insurance programs such as Social Security and Medicaid, tax structures, minimum wage laws, educational programs, and the concept of "basic needs." Through their discussions of high-profile campaign plans, proposals, successes, and failures, they have written a readable, optimistic, and clear-headed book on government and poverty. And they find that, contrary to popular belief, government policies already do, in fact, help alleviate poverty and economic inequality. Often these policies work far more effectively and efficiently than people realize, and in ways that enhance freedom rather than infringe on it. At the same time, Page and Simmons show how even more could be - and should be - accomplished."--Jacket
Who deliberates? : mass media in modern democracy by Benjamin I Page( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choices and echoes in Presidential elections : rational man and electoral democracy by Benjamin I Page( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who gets what from government by Benjamin I Page( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight-year-old Sam has a powerful brain but needs some help focusing. The doctor gives Sam lots of strategies to try, like staying organized, eating better food, and asking for help when he needs it. Sam's favorite strategy? Make time for imagination"--
The struggle for democracy by Edward S Greenberg( Book )

56 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Struggle for Democracy' offers students the tools they need to critically analyze our political system and make judgments about how well our government works. Taking a fresh approach to common American government topics, authors Edward Greenberg and Benjamin Page provide an analytical framework for understanding how politics and government work, and encourage students to consider the questions 'How democratic are we?' and 'Can government do anything well?' In order to boost student engagement with key concepts, the 2014 Elections and Updates Edition incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate todayâ#x80;#x99;s headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data." --from publisher's website
Democracy in America? : what has gone wrong and what we can do about it by Benjamin I Page( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America faces daunting problems—stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of its citizens, paying attention instead to donors and organized interests. Real issues are held hostage to demagoguery, partisanship beats practicality, and trust in government withers along with the social safety net. How did we get here? Through decades of dysfunctional government. In Democracy in America? veteran political observers Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens marshal an unprecedented array of evidence to show that while other countries have responded to a rapidly changing economy by helping people who’ve been left behind, the United States has failed to do so. Instead, we have actually exacerbated inequality, enriching corporations and the wealthy while leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves.What’s the solution? More democracy. More opportunity for citizens to shape what their government does. To repair our democracy, Page and Gilens argue, we must change the way we choose candidates and conduct our elections, reform our governing institutions, and curb the power of money in politics. By doing so, we can reduce polarization and gridlock, address pressing challenges, and enact policies that truly reflect the interests of average Americans. This book presents a damning indictment. But the situation is far from hopeless. With increased democratic participation as their guide, Page and Gilens lay out a set of proposals that would boost citizen participation, curb the power of money, and democratize the House and Senate. The only certainty is that inaction is not an option. Now is the time to act to restore and extend American democracy.--
The American presidency by Benjamin I Page( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billionaires and stealth politics by Benjamin I Page( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2016, when millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump, many believed his claims that personal wealth would free him from wealthy donors and allow him to "drain the swamp." But then Trump appointed several billionaires and multimillionaires to high-level positions and pursued billionaire-friendly policies, such as cutting corporate income taxes. Why the change from his fiery campaign rhetoric and promises to the working class? This should not be surprising, argue Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe: As the gap between the wealthiest and the rest of us has widened, the few who hold one billion dollars or more in net worth have begun to play a more and more active part in politics - with serious consequences for democracy in the United States. Page, Seawright, and Lacombe argue that while political contributions offer a window onto billionaires' influence, especially on economic policy, they do not present a full picture of policy preferences and political actions. That is because on some of the most important issues, including taxation, immigration, and Social Security, billionaires have chosen to engage in "stealth politics." They try hard to influence public policy, making large contributions to political parties and policy-focused causes, leading policy-advocacy organizations, holding political fundraisers, and bundling others' contributions--all while rarely talking about public policy to the media. This means that their influence is not only unequal but also largely unaccountable to and unchallengeable by the American people. Stealth politics makes it difficult for ordinary citizens to know what billionaires are doing or mobilize against it
America's democratic republic by Edward S Greenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for democracy by Edward S Greenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarian arguments for equality by Benjamin I Page( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxes and inequality : do the voter get what they want? by Benjamin I Page( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2012 Chicago council survey on American public opinion and foreign policy( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago Surveys are part of a long-running series of public opinion surveys conducted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs every two years. This study is the 2012 Chicago Council Survey, designed to investigate the opinions and attitudes of the general public on matters related to foreign policy, and to define the parameters of public opinion within which decision-makers must operate. The 2012 Chicago Council Survey focuses on respondents' opinions of the United States' leadership role in the world and the challenges the country faces domestically and internationally.The survey covers the following international topics: relations with other countries, role in foreign affairs, possible threats to vital interests in the next ten years, foreign policy goals, benefits or drawbacks of globalization, situations that might justify the use of United States troops in other parts of the world, the number and location of United States military bases overseas, respondent feelings toward people of other countries, opinions on the influence of other countries in the world and how much influence those countries should have, United States participation in potential treaties, the United States' role in the United Nations and NATO, which side the United States should take in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what measures should be taken to deal with Iran's nuclear program, the military effort in Afghanistan, opinions on efforts to combat terrorism, and the rise of China as a global power. Domestic issues include economic prospects for American children when they become adults, funding for government programs, the fairness of the current distribution of income in the United States, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and United States dependence on foreign energy sources. Demographic and other background information include age, gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, left-right political self-placement, political affiliation, employment status, highest level of education, and religious preference. Also included are household size and composition, whether the respondent is head of household, household income, housing type, ownership status of living quarters, household Internet access, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status, and region and state of residence
Chicago Council survey of American public opinion and U.S. foreign policy, 2014( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago Surveys are part of a long-running series of public opinion surveys conducted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs every two years. The surveys are designed to investigate the opinions and attitudes of the general public on matters related to foreign policy, and to define the parameters of public opinion within which decision-makers must operate. This public opinion study of the United States focused on respondents' opinions of the United States' leadership role in the world and the challenges the country faces domestically and internationally. Data were collected on a wide range of international topics, including: United States relations with other countries, role in foreign affairs, possible threats to vital interests in the next ten years, foreign policy goals, benefits or drawbacks of globalization, situations that might justify the use of United States troops in other parts of the world, the number and location of United States military bases overseas, respondent feelings toward people of other countries, opinions on the influence of other countries in the world and how much influence those countries should have, international trade, United States participation in potential treaties, the United States' role in the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which side the United States should take in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and what measures should be taken to deal with Iran's nuclear program. Respondents were also asked their opinion on domestic issues including funding for various government programs, climate change, measures to address the United States' dependence on foreign energy sources, and their views of various groups' influence on United States policy. Demographic information collected include age, gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, left-right political self-placement, political affiliation, employment status, highest level of education, and religious preference, household income, state of residence, and living quarters ownership status
Presidential campaigning : the rhetoric of electoral competition by Benjamin I Page( )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The foreign policy disconnect : what Americans want from our leaders but don't get
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The rational public : fifty years of trends in Americans' policy preferencesNavigating public opinion : polls, policy, and the future of American democracyLiving with the dragon : how the American public views the rise of ChinaThe foreign policy disconnect : what Americans want from our leaders but don't getWhat government can do : dealing with poverty and inequalityWho deliberates? : mass media in modern democracyThe struggle for democracyAmerica's democratic republicThe struggle for democracy
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Benjamin Page political scientist

Page, B. I.

בנג'מין פייג'

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