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Verba, Sidney

Works: 138 works in 840 publications in 5 languages and 23,060 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: JF2011, 323.0420973
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Most widely held works about Sidney Verba
Most widely held works by Sidney Verba
The civic culture : political attitudes and democracy in five nations by Gabriel A Almond( Book )

114 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic text is a comparative political study, based on extensive survey data that defined and analysed the Greek concept of civic virtue and culture: the political and social attitudes that are crucial to the success of modern democracy in Western nations
The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation by Nancy Burns( )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why, after several generations of suffrage and a revival of the women’s movement in the late 1960s, do women continue to be less politically active than men? Why are they less likely to seek public office or join political organizations? The Private Roots of Public Action is the most comprehensive study of this puzzle of unequal participation. The authors develop new methods to trace gender differences in political activity to the nonpolitical institutions of everyday life - the family, school, workplace, nonpolitical voluntary association, and church. Different experiences with these institutions produce differences in the resources, skills, and political orientations that facilitate participation - with a cumulative advantage for men. In addition, part of the solution to the puzzle of unequal participation lies in politics itself: where women hold visible public office, women citizens are more politically interested and active. The model that explains gender differences in participation is sufficiently general to apply to participatory disparities among other groups - among the young, the middle-aged, and the elderly or among Latinos, African-Americans and Anglo-Whites. --
Political culture and political development by Lucian W Pye( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small groups and political behavior; a study of leadership by Sidney Verba( Book )

57 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing American voter by Norman H Nie( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research by Gary King( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars, each representing diverse academic traditions, have developed a unified approach to valid descriptive and causal inference in qualitative research, where numerical measurement is either impossible or undesirable. Their book demonstrates that the same logic of inference underlies both good quantitative and good qualitative research designs, and their approach applies equally to each. Providing precepts intended to stimulate and discipline thought, the authors explore issues related to framing research questions, measuring the accuracy of data and uncertainty of empirical inferences, discovering causal effects, and generally improving qualitative research. Among the specific topics they address are interpretation and inference, comparative case studies, constructing causal theories, dependent and explanatory variables, the limits of random selection, selection bias, and errors in measurement. Mathematical notation is occasionally used to clarify concepts, but no prior knowledge of mathematics or statistics is assumed. The unified logic of inference that this book explicates will be enormously useful to qualitative researchers of all traditions and substantive fields
The unheavenly chorus : unequal political voice and the broken promise of American democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,375 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
Participation and political equality : a seven-nation comparison by Sidney Verba( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participation in America: political democracy and social equality by Sidney Verba( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participation in America represents the largest study ever conducted of the ways in which citizens participate in American political life. Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie addresses the question of who participates in the American democratic process, how, and with what effects. They distinguish four kinds of political participation: voting, campaigning, communal activity, and interaction with a public official to achieve a personal goal. Using a national sample survey and interviews with leaders in 64 communities, the authors investigate the correlation between socioeconomic status and political participation. Recipient of the Kammerer Award (1972), Participation in America provides fundamental information about the nature of American democracy
Equality in America : the view from the top by Sidney Verba( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice and equality : civic voluntarism in American politics by Sidney Verba( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 868 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 international system : theoretical essays by Klaus Knorr( Book )

38 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elites and the idea of equality : a comparison of Japan, Sweden, and the United States by Sidney Verba( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and German and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What equality means in three modern democracies, both to leaders of important groups and to challengers of the status quo, is the subject of this wide-ranging canvass of perceptions and policy. It is based on extensive questionnaire data gathered from leaders in various segments of society in each countrybusiness, labor unions, farm organizations, political parties, the media-as well as from groups that are seeking greater equalityfeminists, black leaders in the United States, leaders of the Burakumin in Japan. The authors describe the extent to which the same meanings of equality exist, both within and across nations, and locate the areas of consensus and conflict over equality. No other book has compared data of this sort for these purposes. The authors address several major substantive and theoretical issues: the role of values in relation to egalitarian outcomes; the comparison of values and perceptions about equality in economics (income equality) and politics (equality of influence); and the difference among the nations in the ways political institutions affect the incorporation of new demands for equality into the policymaking process. They pay particular attention to how policy is set on issues of gender equality. This book will be controversial, for some see no room in the understanding of political economy for the analysis of values. It will be consulted by a general audience interested in politics and culture as well as by social scientists. Elites and the Idea of Equality is an informative sequel to Equality in America by Sidney Verba and Gary R. Orren (Harvard University Press), which considers similar topics in a national context
An introduction to American Government by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caste, race, and politics; a comparative study of India and the United States by Sidney Verba( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civic culture revisited : an analytic study by Gabriel A Almond( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of political science : 100 perspectives by Gary King( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 451 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
The Civic culture revisited by Gabriel A Almond( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modes of democratic participation: a cross-national comparison by Sidney Verba( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research
The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participationThe changing American voterDesigning social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative researchParticipation and political equality : a seven-nation comparisonParticipation in America: political democracy and social equalityEquality in America : the view from the topVoice and equality : civic voluntarism in American politicsThe international system : theoretical essays
Alternative Names
Sidney Verba Amerikaans politicoloog

Sidney Verba amerikai politikatudós, könyvtáros

Sidney Verba US-amerikanischer Politologe

Verba, S.

Verba, Sidnijs 1932-

Сидней Верба

Сідней Верба

סידני ורבה

سیدنی وربا

ヴァーバ, S.