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Schlozman, Kay Lehman 1946-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 5,735 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: JK1764, 323.0420973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kay Lehman Schlozman
Voice and equality : civic voluntarism in American politics by Sidney Verba( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This far-reaching analysis, based on an original survey of 15,000 individuals, including 2,500 long personal interviews, shows that some individuals have a greater voice in politics than others, and that this inequality results not just from varying inclinations toward activity, but also from unequal access to vital resources such as education. Citizens' voices are especially unequal when participation depends on contributions of money rather than contributions of time. This deeply researched study brilliantly illuminates the many facets of civic consciousness and action and confirms their quintessential role in American democracy
The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation by Nancy Burns( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Injury to insult : unemployment, class, and political response by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elections in America by Thomas P. O'Neill Symposium on American Politics( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized interests and American democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unheavenly chorus : unequal political voice and the broken promise of American democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school politics, while other groups and individual citizens seem woefully underrepresented in our political system. The Unheavenly Chorus is the most comprehensive and systematic examination of political voice in America ever undertaken--and its findings are sobering. The Unheavenly Chorus is the first book to look at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests--membership associations such as unions, professional associations, trade associations, and citizens groups, as well as organizations like corporations, hospitals, and universities. Drawing on numerous in-depth surveys of members of the public as well as the largest database of interest organizations ever created--representing more than thirty-five thousand organizations over a twenty-five-year period--this book conclusively demonstrates that American democracy is marred by deeply ingrained and persistent class-based political inequality. The well educated and affluent are active in many ways to make their voices heard, while the less advantaged are not. This book reveals how the political voices of organized interests are even less representative than those of individuals, how political advantage is handed down across generations, how recruitment to political activity perpetuates and exaggerates existing biases, how political voice on the Internet replicates these inequalities--and more. In a true democracy, the preferences and needs of all citizens deserve equal consideration. Yet equal consideration is only possible with equal citizen voice. The Unheavenly Chorus reveals how far we really are from the democratic ideal and how hard it would be to attain it"--Publisher description
The future of political science : 100 perspectives by Gary King( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains some of the newest, most exciting ideas now percolating within political science. One hundred authors each contribute a brief essay about a single novel or insufficiently appreciated idea on some aspect of political science
Social and political attitudes of the American labor force : a comparative study of unemployed and employed workers, 1976 by Kay Lehman Schlozman( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this survey, conducted in the spring of 1976 with a national sample of the American work force, was to estimate the impact of the experience of unemployment on social and political attitudes and political behavior. Class consciousness and attitudes toward ''the American dream'' were of particular interest. A total of 779 working and 566 unemployed respondents were surveyed
Balance of power( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Too often government only hears from insiders with access to money and education, which is why grass roots movements in the form of local and statewide initiatives often represent the best way for the average person to make his or her voice heard. This episode looks at the sociology of politics as illustrated in the California ballot initiatives Proposition 68, to expand legalized gambling [on Indian lands], and Proposition 71, for the support of stem cell research."
American Citizen Participation Study, 1990( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was designed to examine political and nonpolitical civic participation in the United States. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics, including their interest in politics and their party identification, voting status, and activity in community politics. In addition, respondents were asked about their campaign activities, including the kind of work they had done, and how much money and time they had contributed to campaigns for various elections. Respondents also provided information about their own personal experiences with government programs, as well as their opinions on national and social problems in the United States and why people in the United States aren't more active in politics. Demographic variables measured in this study include respondent's educational background, occupation, church activity and religious affiliation, race and ethnicity, age, gender, and union membership
More of the same Washington pressure group activity in a decade of change by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unheavenly chorus : unequal voice and the broken promise of American democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans and youth dissent a study in public opinion by Kay Lehman Schlozman( )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington representatives study (organized interests in Washington politics) - 1981, 1991, 2001, 2006, 2011( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Washington Representatives Study includes information about thousands of organizations involved in Washington D.C. politics, their organizational characteristics including the kinds of interests they represented and the nature of their membership, if any, and the activities they undertook in the pursuit of policy influence. This collection encompasses all organizations listed in the Washington Representatives directories (published by Columbia Books) for 1981, 1991, 2001, 2006, and 2011 as being active in national politics by virtue of either having an office in the D.C. area, or hiring D.C.-area consultants or counsel to represent them. These organizations have been classified into 96 categories based, principally, on the kinds of interests represented. Variables include organization name, membership category, founding year, and main objective, as well as number of lobbyists hired, number of amicus briefs filed, political action committee (PAC) donations made, and web-based lobbying activities
Frames of reference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is a country marked by divergent political views. Political attitudes formed early in life seldom change dramatically, however the basic framework is etched and refined by life experiences. The Vietnam War in the sixties, the Watergate scandal in the seventies, reaction to the impeachment of President Clinton reflect the powerful role public opinion plays in the politics of this country. In fact, the scientific measurement of public opinion has become a permanent fixture of the political scene
Campaign trail( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, party organizations are alive and well in America, but they are no longer the driving force in contemporary campaigns. Much of what transpires is more accurately described as candidate-centered politics in which office seekers raise their own funds, form their own campaign organizations, and choose the issues on which they will run. This episode looks at organizing and financing campaigns through the eyes of candidates, strategists, managers and critics
Voices of the people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans attach great significance to the right to vote. But the privilege of voting, so basic to democratic government, is a right that took many Americans centuries to achieve. The right to vote in the United States has continually expanded to women, African-Americans, and younger adults, but the country has experienced declining rates of voter turnout. Studies show a relationship between voting and a person's age, education, and economic status
Pressure politics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest groups are voluntary associations bound together by shared political concerns. They serve an important function in helping to link citizens to government and helping government remain responsive. Many different types of groups are active in the American political system, including economic, citizen's, and governmental groups
Class Consciousness in Contemporary America: What is It? Who Has It?What Difference Does It Make? by Kay Lehman Schlozman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study used survey data to investigate the level of class consciousness among working class Americans. On a multi-dimensional measure, workers were considered to be class conscious if they identified personally with the working class, felt workers were denied a fair share of society's rewards, considered the interests of workers and management to be at odds, and thought workers should stick together. Questionnaire data were gathered from 1365 workers living in 60 major urban areas. The results demonstrate that in contemporary America class consciousness is not fostered by factory settings which bring large numbers of workers together. This contradicts traditional Marxian theory. Two hypotheses commonly used to explain the low level of class consciousness in America were confirmed. One is that the belief in the individualistic notions which comprise the American dream of success dampens class consciousness. The second is that the general affluence of American society blurs class distinctions. The study also shows that a higher level of worker class consciousness would make little difference to contemporary politics. At the present time class conscious workers are not more politically active than their less conscious counterparts. Numerous graphs and charts are used. (Author/BC)
American citizen participation study, 1990 by Sidney Verba( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was designed to examine political and nonpolitical civic participation in the United States. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics, including their interest in politics and their party identification, voting status, and activity in community politics. In addition, respondents were asked about their campaign activities, including the kind of work they had done, and how much money and time they had contributed to campaigns for various elections. Respondents also provided information about their own personal experiences with government programs, as well as their opinions on national and social problems in the United States and why people in the United States aren't more active in politics. Demographic variables measured in this study include respondent's educational background, occupation, church activity and religious affiliation, race and ethnicity, age, gender, and union membership
 
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Voice and equality : civic voluntarism in American politics
Alternative Names
Lehman Schlozman, Kay

Lehman Schlozman, Kay 1946-

Schlozman, Kay L.

Schlozman, Kay L. 1946-

Languages
English (101)

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The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participationThe future of political science : 100 perspectives