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Norris, Pippa

Works: 194 works in 913 publications in 3 languages and 24,733 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Pippa Norris
Critical citizens : global support for democratic government by Pippa Norris( )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Citizens is a study on attitudes towards nation governance, political institutions and political leadership. The contributors argue that the crisis in global democracy has been greatly exaggerated in recent years
Sacred and secular : religion and politics worldwide by Pippa Norris( Book )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The belief that religion was dying became the conventional wisdom in the social sciences during most of the 20th century. However, religion has not disappeared and is unlikely to do so, and the secularization thesis needs updating. This text develops a theory of secularization and existential security
Framing terrorism : the news media, the government, and the public by Pippa Norris( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a systematic comparison of the patterns and consequences of mass media coverage of terrorism. The work argues that headlines matter as much as the act, in political terms
Electoral engineering : voting rules and political behavior by Pippa Norris( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Kosovo to Kabul, the last decade witnessed growing interest in ?electoral engineering?. Reformers have sought to achieve either greater government accountability through majoritarian arrangements or wider parliamentary diversity through proportional formula. Underlying the normative debates are important claims about the impact and consequences of electoral reform for political representation and voting behavior. The study compares and evaluates two broad schools of thought, each offering contracting expectations. One popular approach claims that formal rules define electoral incentives facing parties, politicians and citizens. By changing these rules, rational choice institutionalism claims that we have the capacity to shape political behavior. Alternative cultural modernization theories differ in their emphasis on the primary motors driving human behavior, their expectations about the pace of change, and also their assumptions about the ability of formal institutional rules to alter, rather than adapt to, deeply embedded and habitual social norms and patterns of human behavior
The politics of news : the news of politics( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical right : voters and parties in the electoral market by Pippa Norris( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book expands our understanding of support for radical right parties by presenting and systematically testing an integrated new theory. The wealth of cross-national survey evidence used covers almost forty countries, facilitating a broader perspective than ever seen before."--Jacket
On message : communicating the campaign by Pippa Norris( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing together contemporary research on elections and political communication, this text aims to explore the role of the news media in British voting behaviour
Comparing democracies 2 : new challenges in the study of elections and voting( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major new edition the world's leading international scholars have again produced an indispensable guide and up-to-date review of the whole field. Each of the chapters (the majority of which are completely new) provide a broad theoretical and comparative understanding of all the key topics, making this essential reading for students and lecturers of elections and voting behavior, comparative politics, parties, and democracy
Critical elections : British parties and voters in long-term perspective by Geoffrey Evans( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Labour's landslide victory in 1997 mark a critical watershed in British party politics? Did the radical break with 18 years of Conservative rule reflect a fundamental change in the social and ideological basis of British voting behaviour? Critical Elections brings together leading scholars of parties, elections and voting behaviour to provide the first systematic overview of long-term change in British electoral politics
Digital divide : civic engagement, information poverty, and the Internet worldwide by Pippa Norris( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is widespread concern that the growth of the Internet is exacerbating inequalities between the information rich and poor. Digital Divide examines access and use of the Internet in 179 nations world-wide. A global divide is evident between industrialized and developing societies. A social divide is apparent between rich and poor within each nation. Within the online community, evidence for a democratic divide is emerging between those who do and do not use Internet resources to engage and participate in public life. Part I outlines the theoretical debate between cyber-optimists who see the Internet as the great leveler. Part II examines the virtual political system and the way that representative institutions have responded to new opportunities on the Internet. Part III analyzes how the public has responded to these opportunities in Europe and the United States and develops the civic engagement model to explain patterns of participation via the Internet
Rising tide : gender equality and cultural change around the world by Ronald Inglehart( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title sets out to understand how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality as well as to analyze the political consequences of this process, and will be of interest to those seeking an understanding of issues of comparative politics and political sociology
Women, media, and politics by media, and politics (Conference) Women( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the press : the news media and their influences by Pippa Norris( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic phoenix : reinventing political activism by Pippa Norris( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of societal modernization and rising levels of human capital are primarily responsible, although participation is also explained by the structure of the state, the role of agencies, and social inequalities."--Jacket
Politics and sexual equality : the comparative position of women in Western democracies by Pippa Norris( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sentinel : news media & governance reform by Pippa Norris( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to inform governance advisors about the vital role of the news media for governance reform. This book approaches the issue of news media and governance with three broad questions that it attempts to answer on the basis of quantitative data and case studies. First, a normative approach asks: What ideal roles should media systems play to strengthen democratic governance and thus bolster human development? Second, an empirical approach considers independent evidence derived from cross-national comparisons and from selected case studies, asking: Under what conditions do media systems actually succeed or fail to fulfill these objectives? Third, a strategic approach asks: What policy interventions work most effectively to close the substantial gap that exists between the democratic promise and performance of the news media as an institution?
Driving democracy : do power-sharing institutions work? by Pippa Norris( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proposals for power-sharing constitutions remain controversial, as highlighted by contemporary debates in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sudan. This book updates and refines the theory of consociationalism, taking account of the flood of contemporary innovations in power-sharing institutions that has occurred worldwide. The book classifies and compares four types of political institutions: the electoral system, parliamentary or presidential executives, unitary or federal states, and the structure and independence of the mass media. The study tests the potential advantages and disadvantages of each of these arrangements for democratic governance. Trends in democracy are analyzed for all countries worldwide since the early 1970s. Chapters are enriched by comparing detailed case studies. The mixed-method research design illuminates historical developments within particular nations and regions. The Conclusions draw together the practical lessons for policymakers, "--Jacket
A virtuous circle : political communications in postindustrial societies by Pippa Norris( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the process of political communication by the news media and by parties responsible for civic malaise? A Virtuous Circle sets out to challenge this conventional wisdom. Based on a comparison of the role of the news media and parties in postindustrial societies, focusing in particular on western Europe and the United States, this study argues that rather than mistakenly 'blaming the messenger', we need to understand and confront more deep-rooted flaws in representative democracy." "The book outlines appropriate standards for evaluating the performance of the news media and compares changes in the news media, including the rise of the Internet and the development of postmodern election campaigns. Norris shows that although negative news can erode public support for specific policy issues, in general there is a consistently positive relationship between attention to the news media and political knowledge, trust, and participation. The theory of a 'virtuous circle' is proposed to account for the main findings."--Jacket
Cosmopolitan communications : cultural diversity in a globalized world by Pippa Norris( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: "Societies around the world have experienced a flood of information from diverse channels originating beyond local communities and even national borders, transmitted through the rapid expansion of cosmopolitan communications. For more than half a century conventional interpretations, [the authors] argue, have commonly exaggerated the potential threats arising from this process. A series of firewalls protects national cultures. This book develops a new theoretical framework for understanding cosmopolitan communications and uses it to identify the conditions under which global communications are most likely to endanger cultural diversity. The authors examine empirical evidence at both the societal level and the individual level, examining the outlook and beliefs of people in a wide range of societies. The study draw on evidence from the World Values Survey, which covers 90 societies in all major regions worldwide from 1981 to 2007. The conclusion considers the implications of the authors' findings for cultural politics."
Democratic deficit : Critical citizens revisited by Pippa Norris( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many fear that democracies are suffering from a legitimacy crisis. This book focuses on 'democratic deficits, ' reflecting how far the perceived democratic performance of any state diverges from public expectations. Pippa Norris examines the symptoms by comparing system support in more than fifty societies worldwide, challenging the pervasive claim that most established democracies have experienced a steadily rising tide of political disaffection during the third-wave era. The book diagnoses the reasons behind the democratic deficit, including demand (rising public aspirations for democracy), information (negative news about government), and supply (the performance and structure of democratic regimes). Finally, Norris examines the consequences for active citizenship, for governance, and ultimately, for democratization. This book provides fresh insights into major issues at the heart of comparative politics, public opinion, political culture, political behavior, democratic governance, political psychology, political communications, public policymaking, comparative sociology, cross-national survey analysis, and the dynamics of the democratization process"--
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Critical citizens : global support for democratic government
Alternative Names
Norris, P. 1953-

Pippa Norris Brits politicologe

Pippa Norris brittisk statsvetare

Норрис, Пиппа

Піппа Норріс

بييا نوريس، 1953-

English (431)

Spanish (4)

Italian (1)

Sacred and secular : religion and politics worldwideFraming terrorism : the news media, the government, and the publicElectoral engineering : voting rules and political behaviorThe politics of news : the news of politicsRadical right : voters and parties in the electoral marketOn message : communicating the campaignComparing democracies 2 : new challenges in the study of elections and votingCritical elections : British parties and voters in long-term perspective