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Beck, Paul Allen

Overview
Works: 38 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 1,871 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Paul Allen Beck
Electoral change in advanced industrial democracies : realignment or dealignment? by Russell J Dalton( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the breakdown of traditional party loyalties and voting patterns, prominent comparativists and country specialists examine the changes now occurring in the political systems of advanced industrial democracies. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Party politics in America by Frank J Sorauf( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party politics in America by Frank J Sorauf( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Party Politics in America opens the door to a new understanding of political parties and American politics. Building upon the work of Frank Sorauf and Paul Allen Beck, Marjorie Hershey has maintained the book's three-pronged coverage of party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government while also introducing contemporary and historical examples to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties shape our political system"--Publisher's website
Individual energy conservation behaviors by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting in old and new democracies by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting in Old and New Democracies examines voting behavior and its determinants based on 26 surveys from 18 countries on five continents between 1992 and 2008. It systematically analyzes the impact on voting choice of factors rooted in the currently dominant approaches to the study of electoral behavior, but adds to this analysis factors introduced or reintroduced into this field by the Comparative National Elections Project (CNEP)socio-political values, and political communication through media, personal discussion, and organizational intermediaries. It demonstrates empirically that these long-neglected factors have significant political impact in many countries that previous studies have overlooked, while "economic voting" is insignificant in most elections once long-term partisan attitudes are taken into consideration. Its examination of electoral turnout finds that the strongest predictor is participation by other family members, demonstrating the importance of intermediation. Another chapter surveys cross-national variations in patterns of intermediation, and examines the impact of general social processes (such as socioeconomic and technological modernization), country-specific factors, and individual-level attitudinal factors as determinants of those patterns. Complementing its cross-national comparative analysis is a detailed longitudinal case study of one country over 25 years. Finally, it examines the extent of support for democracy as well as significant cross-national differences in how democracy is understood by citizens.--
Political socialization across the generations by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-National Election Studies : United States Study, 1992 by Paul Allen Beck( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study represents one component of a five-nation comparative data collection effort undertaken in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the United States during the early 1990s. The data were collected to study political communication and voting behavior during an election campaign. While the Main Respondent Data (Part 1) provide the central database, these data are supplemented by other data sources. The data collection combines three related surveys: a survey of 1,318 main respondents (Part 1), a survey of 271 spouses of the main respondents (Part 2), and a survey of 841 non-spouse discussion partners of the main respondents (Part 3). Part 4 supplies the text of open-ended question responses given by respondents to all three surveys. Part 5 provides information coded from articles in major local newspapers on issues dealing with the 1992 election campaign. Topics of investigation in this study concerned factors that influenced respondents' level of information about politics and public affairs, political awareness, and voting behavior, such as the kinds of newspapers and magazines respondents read, what national network news they watched, and whether they watched talk shows. Additional questions addressed candidate evaluations, general attitudes toward public offices and election campaigns, and participation in special interest groups, including political parties. The study also queried respondents about their feelings on topics such as affirmative action, foreign imports, using military force to overthrow Saddam Hussein, the budget deficit, medical insurance, abortion, minority aid, and the environment. Demographic characteristics of respondents include educational level, occupational status, income level, age, gender, race and ethnicity, marital status, religious preference, group affiliation, and social status ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/06541.xml
The Governor's office and public information, education, and planning, 1967-1974 by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political socialization : inheritance and durability of parental political views by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of policy thinking : state versus national issues by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

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

Realignment begins? : the Republican surge in Florida by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

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

Explorations in political ecology : an empirical study of the impact of the political environment on the political behavior of parties and citizens by Paul Allen Beck( )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of party differences in the United States : elites and masses on domestic and foreign policy issues, 1956-1988 by Ki-Inn Lee( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another important feature of my conceptual framework is the fact that the lengths of ideological spectrum could vary across elites and masses, domestic and foreign policy domains, and across different points in time. The length of ideological space in a given period depends on the extent to which the policy issues that achieve prominence in the period. The extent to which the issues are ideological, in turn, depends on the level of interparty conflict around the issues. Therefore, allowing the length of ideological space implies that different policy issues vary in the strength of their ideological connotations
Pathways to participation by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper examines the effects of pre-adult socialization on adult political activity. Four causal models are evaluated. Three models assess the direct and indirect effects of parental characteristics: socioeconomic status, level of political activity, and level of non-political (organizational) activity. The fourth model assesses the impact of adolescent involvement in high school activities. The two samples, one in 1965 and the other in 1973, consist of over 1200 students and their parents. Results indicate that taken individually each pathway to participation has an effect. When the four models are combined into a single model, all remain important except the one denoting parent involvement in non-political activities. The combined model also reveals the crucial role of civic orientations in converting pre-adult experiences into later participation. The conclusion is that socialization influences must be considered in explaining political participation. (Author/KC)
Context, choice and consequence : beaten and unbeaten paths toward a science of electoral behavior by Paul Allen Beck( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political socialization across the generations. by Paul Allen Beck( )

2 editions published in 1975 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This database is designed as an aid to teachers of American government. It consists of interviews with parents and their children conducted in 1965 and the reinterviews with these same parents and children in 1973. The research was directed by M. Kent Jennings, Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan. The younger of the two related generations were high school seniors in 1965. Students formulate hypotheses about which of a series of political views (including party identification, presidential vote preference, cynicism, attitudes towards school integration, and political efficacy) are most likely and least likely to be transmitted from parents to children before the child leaves home. These hypotheses are tested using the 1965 data. Then the students formulate hypotheses about which of these political views are most likely and least likely to remain similar for parents and their children after the children have become adults. These hypotheses are tested using the 1973 reinterviews. More advanced exercises are provided which involve the student in analyses of parent and child change over this turbulent eight-year period
Improving citizen information about the costs and quality of urban services by Hal G Rainey( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decline of Attitudinal Barriers to the Success of Contemporary Independent Presidential Candidates by Stephen Martin Nichols( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this study I argue that while the structural obstacles confronting independent presidential nominees remain formidable, recent decades have witnessed a significant decline in the attitudinal barriers to their success. Using data from two national surveys of the American electorate, I find that recent independent hopefuls--Ross Perot in particular--have benefitted considerably from the emergence of a set of issue preferences that are resistant to the major party cooptation that normally plagues the issue appeal of independent and third party candidates; from the decreased salience of political parties in the minds of many citizens; and from a decline in the perception that an independent vote is a futile effort. Additionally, my results indicate that social context forces do indeed play a significant role in deterring--and promoting--independent voting
Contemporary questions in politics( Visual )

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

Financing the Presidential General Elections in Ohio : a study of state party contributors and soft money by Karen C Snyder( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With regard to soft money, the research results clearly demonstrate that previous measures of soft money are woefully inadequate, and current practices with regard to soft money raise serious issues of equity and publicity that undermine the intentions of campaign finance laws. In spite of this, there is evidence that soft money from "fat cats" is helping encourage grass-roots participation among ordinary citizens
 
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Electoral change in advanced industrial democracies : realignment or dealignment?
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Party politics in America
Alternative Names
Beck, Paul A.

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English (86)