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Sniderman, Paul M.

Works: 56 works in 281 publications in 4 languages and 14,060 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul M Sniderman
The scar of race by Paul M Sniderman( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to define the issue of race in the 1980s and 1990s and whether or not there is a "new racism", more subtle and covert than that of a generation ago
The reputational premium : a theory of party identification and policy reasoning by Paul M Sniderman( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reputational Premium presents a new theory of party identification, the central concept in the study of voting. Challenging the traditional idea that voters identify with a political party out of blind emotional attachment, this pioneering book explains why party identification in contemporary American politics enables voters to make coherent policy choices. Standard approaches to the study of policy-based voting hold that voters choose based on the policy positions of the two candidates competing for their support. This study demonstrates that candidates can get a premium in support from the policy reputations of their parties
When ways of life collide : multiculturalism and its discontents in the Netherlands by Paul M Sniderman( )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the policies of multiculturalism and the conflicts of values they generate between native Dutch and Muslim immigrant communities in the Netherlands. The authors adopt an empirical analytical approach in their treatment of the apparently vexing issue of multiculturalism in Dutch society, using the case of the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh brutally murdered on a busy Amsterdam street in 2004 by a Dutch Moroccan offended by van Gogh's controversial film about Muslim suppression of women. The central thrust of their argument is that policies that were designed to protect the distinct way of life of the Muslims and promote tolerance are paradoxically breeding intolerance on both sides
Facing the challenge of democracy : explorations in the analysis of public opinion and political participation by Benjamin Highton( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizens are political simpletons--that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. Certainly, there is no shortage of evidence of citizens' limited political knowledge, even about matters of the highest importance, along with inconsistencies in their thinking, some glaring by any standard. But this picture of citizens all too often approaches caricature. Paul Sniderman and Benjamin Highton bring together leading political scientists who offer new insights into the political thinking of the public, the causes of party polarization, the motivations for political partic
Black pride and Black prejudice by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that black pride is not inconsistent with American pride, presenting the thoughts of African Americans on how they feel about each other and their country to reveal how African Americans as a group reject racial separatism and do not encourage prejudice toward non-black groups
Race and inequality : a study in American values by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash of rights : liberty, equality, and legitimacy in pluralist democracy by Paul M. Sniderman( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do citizens in pluralist democracies disagree collectively about the very values they agree on individually? This text highlights the inescapable conflicts of rights and values at the heart of democratic politics
Paradoxes of liberal democracy : Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish cartoon crisis by Paul M Sniderman( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2005, twelve cartoons mocking the prophet Mohammed appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, igniting a political firestorm over demands by some Muslims that the claims of their religious faith take precedence over freedom of expression. Given the explosive reaction from Middle Eastern governments, Muslim clerics, and some Danish politicians, the stage was set for a backlash against Muslims in Denmark. But no such backlash occurred. Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy shows how the majority of ordinary Danish citizens provided a solid wall of support for the rights of their country's growing Muslim minority, drawing a sharp distinction between Muslim immigrants and Islamic fundamentalists and supporting the civil rights of Muslim immigrants as fully as those of fellow Danes--for example, Christian fundamentalists. Building on randomized experiments conducted as part of large, nationally representative opinion surveys, Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy also demonstrates how the moral covenant underpinning the welfare state simultaneously promotes equal treatment for some Muslim immigrants and opens the door to discrimination against others. Revealing the strength of Denmark's commitment to democratic values, Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy underlines the challenges of inclusion but offers hope to those seeking to reconcile the secular values of liberal democracy and the religious faith of Muslim immigrants in Europe."--Publisher's Web site
Reaching beyond race by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If white Americans could reveal what they really think about race, without the risk of appearing racist, what would they say? In this elegantly written and innovative book, Paul Sniderman and Edward Carmines illuminate aspects of white Americans' thinking about the politics of race previously hidden from sight. And in a thoughtful follow-up analysis, they point the way toward public policies that could gain wide support and reduce the gap between black and white Americans
Studies in public opinion : attitudes, nonattitudes, measurement error, and change by Willem E Saris( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In democratic societies, opinion polls play a vital role. But it has been demonstrated that many people do not have an opinion about major issues - the "nonattitudes" problem. Also, the framing of questions in different ways can generate very different estimates of public opinion - the "framing" effect. Both dilemmas raise questions about the competence of ordinary citizens to play the role a democratic society ostensibly expects of them. Although the impact of some factors is well established, particularly political information and sophistication, much is yet to be understood
Reasoning and choice : explorations in political psychology by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a multitude of data sets and building on analyses carried out over more than a decade, this book offers a major new theoretical explanation of how ordinary citizens figure out what they favour and oppose politically. Reacting against the conventional wisdom, which stresses how little attention the general public pays to political issues and the lack of consistency in their opinions, the studies presented in this book redirect attention to the processes of reasoning that can be discerned when people are confronted with choices about political issues. These studies demonstrate that ordinary people are in fact capable of reasoning dependably about political issues by the use of judgmental heuristics, even if they have only a limited knowledge of politics and of specific issues
Political persuasion and attitude change( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political Persuasion and Attitude Change defines and introduces a new field of research, one that investigates the alteration of people's attitudes: when people can be moved, and when they cannot. Each chapter presents a major area of political persuasion and provides an update on the latest findings as well as overviews of past research in each area. Whole sections of the book center on the three major agents involved in the political persuasion process: the mass media, political elites, and individual citizens themselves. Political Persuasion and Attitude Change boldly contradicts the received wisdom on the extent of mass media's influence on political attitudes and argues that the media's effects are indeed massive, rather than limited. The book explores the impact of political elites on the persuasion process, and focuses on individual control over the persuasion process. This volume is unique in that chapters address theoretical as well as methodological issues, simultaneously combining reviews of literature with the latest research findings. It will appeal to scholars and students interested in the study of political persuasion in contemporary politics across the disciplines of political science, psychology, sociology, and communications
Prejudice, politics, and the American dilemma by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been half a century since the publication of An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal's seminal work on race in America. The cleavage between the politics of race a half century ago and now is that race has become a greater dilemma than ever before. The choice is no longer between right and wrong, between the values of the American creed and a variety of irrational and self-serving beliefs. The choice now must be made among competing values, including compassion, the freedom to achieve, tolerance, the right to be judged on one's individual merits, the reach of the state, and the autonomy of the family - in a word, between the very values that have made up the American creed. This book is an attempt to contribute to a fresh understanding of prejudice, politics, and the American dilemma. It presents new lines of questions by deliberately interweaving two perspectives, the first taking up issues of race focusing on whites, the second on blacks. But viewed from either perspective, the objective is to view anew the issues of race as they are now, not as they were a generation or so ago. The contributors are drawn from several disciplines in the social sciences, and include sociologists, psychometricians, social and personality psychologists, demographers, and political scientists of several persuasions. The range of subjects covered in the book is similarly wide, including the use of group stereotypes by college students, the behavioral assessment of tolerance, cohort trends in stereotypes of blacks, the use by blacks of stereotypes, explanations of inequality, the constraints on the reactions of blacks to middle-class American values, and the bases of American thinking about racial policies
Personality and democratic politics by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on research in social psychology, political science and other disciplines to explore connections between personality, political beliefs, and political leadership
A question of loyalty by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outsider : prejudice and politics in Italy by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of prejudice has been stimulated, but also limited, by the development of competing partial theories. Prejudice and group conflict are said to be rooted in the psychological makeup of individuals, or alternatively, to spring from real competition over material goods or social status, or yet again, to follow in the wake of a quest for identity. But the principal proponents of each theory have insisted that just so far as their approach is right, then at least one of the others must be wrong, or at most of marginal importance. It is the distinctive effort of The Outsider to develop a unified theory of prejudice integrating personality, realistic conflict, and social identity approaches."--Jacket
The democratic faith : essays on democratic citizenship by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary political science has concentrated on cataloguing voters' failings--their lack of knowledge, tolerance, or consistency in political thinking. While it would be a mistake to think this portrait of citizens is simply wrong, it is a deeper mistake to accept it as a satisfactory likeness. In this book, Paul Sniderman demonstrates that a concentration on the pathologies of citizens' political thinking has obscured the intense clash of opposing belief systems in the electorate. He shows how a concentration on racism has distorted understanding of the politics of race by keeping out of sight those who think well of black Americans. And he exposes the fallacy of spotlighting the dangers of mass politics while ignoring those of elite politics."--Provided by the publisher
La démocratie à l'épreuve : une nouvelle approche de l'opinion des Français( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black pride and black prejudice by Paul M Sniderman( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working paper on anti-semitism in Quebec( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes aspects of the Charter of Rights Study, the sociological survey held in Canada in 1988, which concern Canadians' attitudes toward Jews. Compares attitudes of French Quebeckers with English-speaking Canadians. Concludes that French Quebeckers are more likely than English-speaking Canadians to agree with negative characterization of the Jews; they are more likely to express support for conformity as a value, and thus are more likely to distrust and dislike people who try to be different. However, although they are more inclined to accept one or two negative characterizations of Jews, they are no more ready than the English speakers to subscribe to the full package of antisemitic ideas. There is no correlation between greater readiness of Quebeckers to denigrate Jews and their support for separatism. Also, the fact that the French Quebeckers are more receptive to antisemitism does not mean that antisemitism is not a problem for the rest of Canada
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The scar of race
When ways of life collide : multiculturalism and its discontents in the NetherlandsBlack pride and Black prejudiceThe clash of rights : liberty, equality, and legitimacy in pluralist democracyReaching beyond raceStudies in public opinion : attitudes, nonattitudes, measurement error, and changeReasoning and choice : explorations in political psychologyPolitical persuasion and attitude changeThe outsider : prejudice and politics in ItalyBlack pride and black prejudice
Alternative Names
Paul Sniderman American political scientist

Paul Sniderman Amerikaans politicoloog

Paul Sniderman politólogu estauxunidense

Sniderman, Paul

Sniderman, Paul M.

Sniderman, Paul Michael

Sniderman, Paul Michael 1941-

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