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Page, Benjamin I.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 12,957 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC110.I5, 362.580973
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Most widely held works by Benjamin I Page
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 1,163 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 )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rational public : fifty years of trends in Americans' policy preferences by Benjamin I Page( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 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 fluctuations in the opinions of individuals, collective public opinion is remarkably coherent: it reflects a stable system of values shared by the majority of Americans and it responds sensitively to new events, arguments, and information reported in the mass media. While documenting some alarming case of manipulation, Page and Shapiro solidly establish the soundness and value of collective political opinion. The Rational Public provides a wealth of information about what we as a nation have wanted from government, how we have changed our minds over the years, and why. For anyone interested in the short- and long-term trends in Americans' policy preferences, or eager to learn what Americans have thought about issues ranging from racial equality to the MX missile, welfare to abortion, this book offers by far the most sophisticated and detailed treatment available
Who gets what from government by Benjamin I Page( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 861 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 Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class war? : what Americans really think about economic inequality by Benjamin I Page( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 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 struggle for democracy by Edward S Greenberg( Book )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign policy disconnect : what Americans want from our leaders but don't get by Benjamin I Page( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : what sort of foreign policy? -- Taking public opinion seriously -- The goals of security and justice -- Friends and foes in the world -- Military strength and the use of force -- Political cooperation -- Economic well-being and economic justice -- A disconnect between policy makers and the public? -- Conclusion : foreign policy and democracy
Navigating public opinion : polls, policy, and the future of American democracy by Benjamin I Page( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do politicians listen to the public? When? How often? Or are the views of the public manipulated and used strategically by elites? In this text, leading scholars of American politics assess and debate the impact of public opinion on policy making. Central issues include the changing relationship between opinion and policy over time, how key actors use public opinion to formulate domestic and foriegn policy and how measurment techniques might improve our understanding of the results of polls and survey research
Living with the dragon : how the American public views the rise of China by Benjamin I Page( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 294 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 surprisingly coherent and consistent, changing only in response to major events and new information. While a majority of Americans are not happy that China's economy is projected to become as large as that of the United States, they are prepared to live with it. "Unfair" Chinese trade practices and their impact on American jobs and wages are a concern, along with the quality and safety of Chinese-made goods. However, Americans favor free trade with China, provided it is tempered with environmental and workplace protections. They also believe that the United States should "balance" Chinese power through alliances with neighboring countries, such as Japan. Yet they oppose military action to defend Taiwan. Page and Xie examine these opinions in relation to facts about China and in light of current U.S. debates on diplomacy and policy
The American presidency by Benjamin I Page( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's democratic republic by Edward S Greenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for democracy by Edward S Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarian arguments for equality by Benjamin I Page( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 28 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 21 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 11 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 11 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 between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American politics and political economy series( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects of public opinion on policy by Benjamin I Page( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What government can do : dealing with poverty and inequality
Alternative Names
Page, B. I.

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English (189)

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Who deliberates? : mass media in modern democracyThe rational public : fifty years of trends in Americans' policy preferencesClass war? : what Americans really think about economic inequalityThe struggle for democracyThe foreign policy disconnect : what Americans want from our leaders but don't getNavigating public opinion : polls, policy, and the future of American democracyLiving with the dragon : how the American public views the rise of ChinaAmerica's democratic republicThe struggle for democracy