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Fiorina, Morris P.

Works: 85 works in 324 publications in 4 languages and 10,107 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: JK1071, 324.973
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Most widely held works about Morris P Fiorina
Most widely held works by Morris P Fiorina
Civic engagement in American democracy( )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civic Engagement in American Democracy opens with an eagle's-eye view of the roots of America's special patterns of civic involvement, examining the way social groups and government and electoral politics have influenced each other over the last 200 years. Other chapters explore community politics, the electoral process, religious institutions, and the advantages and disadvantages of contemporary advocacy politics. The book also probes the influence of long-term social and cultural changes on voluntary associations and civic participation."--Jacket
Congress, keystone of the Washington establishment by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture war? : the myth of a polarized America by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Authored by one of the most respected political scientists in America, Morris P. Fiorina's Culture War? supports a compelling narrative with polling data to debunk commonly believed myths about American politics - particularly the claim that Americans are deeply divided on fundamental political issues. His use of figures and statistics visually engages readers and dispels common misconceptions about politics. This text examines controversial topics such as abortion and homosexuality and finds that even on these issues 'culture war' is a myth."--Jacket
Divided government by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal vote : constituency service and electoral independence by Bruce E Cain( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and German and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern legislators are increasingly motivated to serve their constituents in personal ways. Representatives act like ultimate ombudsmen: they keep in close touch with their constituents and try to cultivate a relationship with them based on service and accessibility. The Personal Vote describes the behavior of representatives in the United States and Great Britain and the response of their constituents as well. It shows how congressmen and members of Parliament earn personalized support and how this attenuates their ties to national leaders and parties. The larger significance of this empirical work arises from its implications for the structure of legislative institutions and the nature of legislative action. Personalized electoral support correlates with decentralized governing institutions and special-interest policy making. Such systems tend to inconsistency and stalemate. The United States illustrates a mature case of this development, and Britain is showing the first movements in this direction with the decline of an established two-party system, the rise of a centrist third party, greater volatility in the vote, growing backbench independence and increasing backbench pressure for committees and staff. This book is essential for specialists in American national government, British politics, and comparative legislatures and comparative parties
Continuity and change in House elections by David W Brady( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two decades, extending from the early 1970s to the early 1990s, elections to the U.S. House of Representatives were highly predictable. These essays examine contemporary elections to the US House of Representatives
Retrospective voting in American national elections by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politics by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on polling results and other data, Fiorina examines the disconnect between an unrepresentative "political class" and the citizenry it purports to represent, showing how politicians have become more polarized while voters remain moderate; how politicians' rhetoric and activities reflect hot-button issues that are not public priorities; and how politicians' dogmatic, divisive, and uncivil style of "debate" contrasts with the more civil discourse of ordinary Americans, who tend to be more polite and open to compromise than their leaders."--[book jacket]
Home style and Washington work : studies of congressional politics( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representatives, roll calls, and constituencies by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new American democracy by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the New American Democracy
America's new democracy by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly affordable text provides an engaging, analytical approach to American Government that stresses the importance of elections in our political system today. Written in a strong narrative voice and brimming with student-relevant examples, America's New Democracy provides a focused and stimulating treatment of politics in the United States. Illustrating popular influence across the political system in defense of a central theme--that elections matter more in America's political system todaythan they have in the past or do in other democracies--the book challenges the pessimistic view that government seldom listens to ordinary people. America's New Democracy encourages readers to see that in a system where votes are the main currency, both power and responsibility rest on the shoulders of all citizens
Can we talk? : the rise of rude, nasty, stubborn politics.( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many, the angry protestors at town hall meetings, the death threats toward politicians, the inflammatory language online and over the airwaves, and the language of politician themselves are making America politics an ugly, mean-spirited, and nasty affair. Can We Talk? presents a dream team of scholars and journalists who ask: Is politics really as nasty as many news commentators perceive? What are forces are changing the political discourse and who is to blame? How will this change transform the very nature of our democracy? Civility in politics is one of the great issues of our day, making Can We Talk? a must-read for all students of American government
Unstable majorities : polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is "currently fighting its second Civil War." Partisan politics are "ripping this country apart." The 2016 election "will go down as the most acrimonious presidential campaign of all." Such statements have become standard fare in American politics. In a time marked by gridlock and incivility, it seems the only thing Americans can agree on is this: we're more divided today than we've ever been in our history. In Unstable Majorities Morris P. Fiorina surveys American political history to reveal that, in fact, the American public is not experiencing a period of unprecedented polarization. Bypassing the alarmism that defines contemporary punditry, he cites research and historical context that illuminate the forces that shape voting patterns, political parties, and voter behavior. By placing contemporary events in their proper context, he corrects widespread misconceptions and gives reasons to be optimistic about the future of American electoral politics
Why are there so many divided Senate delegations? by Alberto Alesina( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last three decades have witnessed a sharp increase in the number of states with spilt Senate delegations, featuring two senators of different parties. In addition, there is evidence that senators of different parties do not cluster in the middle: they are genuinely polarized. We propose a model which explains this phenomenon. Our argument builds upon the fact that when a Senate election is held, there is already a sitting senator. If the voters care about the policy position of their state delegation in each election, they may favor the candidate of the party which is not holding the other seat. We show that, in general: (1) a candidate benefits if the non-running senator is of the opposing parry; (2) the more extreme the position of the non-running senator, the more extreme may be the position of the opposing party candidate. Our 'opposite party advantage' hypothesis is tested on a sample including every Senate race from 1946 to 1986. After controlling for other important factors, such as incumbency advantage, coattails end economic conditions, we find reasonably strong evidence of the 'opposite party advantage.'
Bureaucratic failures : causes and cures by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control of bureaucracy : a mismatch of incentives and capabilities by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public opinion and pollution : an interpretive survey by Morris P Fiorina( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of congressional elections by Gary C Jacobson( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work continues to offer a systematic account of what happens in congressional elections and demonstrates how electoral politics reflect and shape other components of our political system, with profound consequences for representative government." "Political scientist and author Gary C. Jacobson analyzes how congressional campaigns and elections reflect deeper structural patterns and currents in American political life and help determine how - and how well - we are governed. The book traces the connections between electoral politics in Congress and other important political phenomena and makes questions of representation and responsibility its chief normative concern."--Jacket
Congressional travels : places, connections, and authenticity by Richard F Fenno( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Civic engagement in American democracy
Alternative Names
Fiorina, Morris.

Fiorina, Morris 1946-

Fiorina, Morris P.

Fiorina, Morris Paul 1946-

Morris P. Fiorina Amerikaans politicoloog

Morris P. Fiorina political scientist


Congress, keystone of the Washington establishmentCulture war? : the myth of a polarized AmericaDivided governmentThe personal vote : constituency service and electoral independenceContinuity and change in House electionsDisconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politicsThe new American democracyAmerica's new democracyThe politics of congressional elections