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Johnston, Richard 1948-

Works: 35 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 9,804 library holdings
Genres: Political platforms  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard Johnston
The 2000 Presidential election and the foundations of party politics by Richard Johnston( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on statistics gathered in the Annenberg 2000 Election Study & extensive interviews, the authors have compiled a comprehensive account of the 2000 presidential election, tracing the development of the rival campaigns throughout the year up to polling day
Letting the people decide : dynamics of a Canadian election by Richard Johnston( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the dynamics of political campaigns in general by attempting to make sense of the specific events of the 1988 Canadian election campaign. The authors had a sophisticated research design in place when the Canadian elections were called. For the sixty days of the campaign, they tracked responses that enabled them to answer such questions as: Do the various elements of a campaign - parties, leaders, issues, campaign rhetoric, debates, advertising, polls - make a difference in electoral results? How do perceptions of leaders affect the public's judgment on issues? How does national and electoral history affect campaign strategy? Their findings contradict those of many earlier studies and are likely to spark a lively debate and a new kind of research on such questions. The authors argue that the election of 1988 became, in large part, a referendum on the Free Trade Association with the United States. Partly for this reason but primarily because of the book's methodological rigor and novel findings, it will have an audience in the United States well beyond the circle of those interested in Canadian elections per se. Combining existing scholarly literature, historical data, theoretical breadth, analytic innovation, and, most important, their own rich and extensive survey data, the authors come to three main conclusions. The first is that the events of a campaign do have an impact on the final vote. Journalists and candidates take this as a fundamental premise, but until recently, few political scientists concurred. Campaigns, it has long been argued, at most reminded voters about fundamental issues (such as the economy) and voters' long-term predispositions. Second, the authors assert that history sets the stage for campaigns and constrains their possibilities. Some constraints are shown to be more binding than others and some historical periods to impose more constraints than others. This analysis leads to the construction of a general theory of campaigns, one that can predict when campaigns will and will not be important. Third, the authors conclude that campaigns can do more than determine which party will hold power; they can also be the occasion for a fundamental realignment. The authors support this view by reference both to their research results and to basic theories of social choice
The end of Southern exceptionalism : class, race, and partisan change in the postwar South by Byron E Shafer( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of Southern politics after World War II changed the political life not just of this distinctive region, but of the entire nation. Until now, the critical shift in Southern political allegiance from Democratic to Republican has been explained, by scholars and journalists, as a white backlash to the civil rights revolution. In this myth-shattering book, Byron Shafer and Richard Johnston refute that view, one stretching all the way back to V.O. Key in his classic book Southern Politics. The true story is instead one of dramatic class reversal, beginning in the 1950s and pulling everything else in its wake. Where once the poor voted Republican and the rich Democrat, that pattern reversed, as economic development became the engine of Republican gains. Racial desegregation, never far from the heart of the story, often applied the brakes to these gains rather than fueling them. - Publisher
Public opinion and public policy in Canada : questions of confidence by Richard Johnston( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph by Richard Johnston was fashioned in response to a desire of the Commission to analyze the underlying nature of support for the federal government and the Canadian national community, and to explore public opinion on numerous policy issues, primarily, but not exclusively, in the realm of economic policy. The result is a unique combination of data and scholarly interpretation which significantly advances our understanding of the citizen base of political authority and public policy in Canada. The analysis is nuanced and subtle, as befits the complexity of the subject matter."--Preface
Capturing campaign effects by Richard Johnston( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of political campaigns / Henry E. Brady, Richard Johnston, and John Sides -- Voter decision making and campaign effects -- The paradox of minimal effects / Stephen Ansolabehere -- The impact of campaigns on discrepancies, errors, and biases in voting behavior / Patrick Fournier -- Priming and persuasion in presidential campaigns / Larry M. Bartels -- Research designs and statistical methods for studying campaign effects -- Campaigns as experiments / Stephen Ansolabehere -- Three virtues of panel data for the analysis of campaign effects / Larry M. Bartels -- The rolling cross-section and causal attribution / Henry E. Brady and Richard Johnston -- Campaign effects in congressional and senatorial races : information and issues -- Measuring campaign spending effects in U.S. House elections / Gary C. Jacobson -- Informational rhythms of incumbent-dominated congressional elections / Laurel Elms and Paul M. Sniderman -- Alternative tests for the effects of campaigns and candidates on voting behavior / Benjamin Highton -- The rules of the game and election results -- Do polls influence the vote? / André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte -- Strategic learning in campaigns with proportional representation : evidence from New Zealand / Richard Johnston and Jack Vowles -- The role of the mass media -- Studying statewide political campaigns / R. Michael Alvarez and Alexandra Shankster -- Gender, media coverage, and the dynamics of leader evaluations : the case of the 1993 Canadian election / Elisabeth Gidengil and Joanna Everitt -- Mass media and third-party insurgency / Richard Jenkins
Two political worlds : parties and voting in British Columbia by Donald E Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening Canadian democracy by Paul Howe( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social capital, diversity, and the welfare state by Fiona Kay( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing the importance of social networks, communication, and the symbolic and material exchanges that strengthen communities, social capital has been the subject of an expansive body of literature. This title considers the diverse meanings, causal foundations, and positive and negative consequences of social capital
Parties and party systems : structure and context by Richard Johnston( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party systems. Party organization. For too long, scholars researching in these two areas have worked in isolation. This book bridges the divide by bringing together political scientists from both traditions to examine the intersection of rules, society, and the organization of parties within party systems. Blending theory and case studies, Parties and Party Systems builds upon the work of R. Kenneth Carty to examine how parties weather the organizational challenge of appealing to a dispersed membership while maintaining a degree of central direction. This volume will provoke theoretical reconsideration and inspire research at the organization-system nexus
The Canadian party system : an analytic history by Richard Johnston( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this long-awaited book, Richard Johnston combines an arsenal of recently developed analytic tools with a deep understanding of history to makes sense of the Canadian party system
L'opinion publique et la politique d'État au Canada by Richard Johnston( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian Election Study, 1993 : Incorporating the 1992 Referendum Survey on the Charlottetown Accord by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data were collected to assess the importance of campaign dynamics and the impact of events in the understanding of election results. The study consists of five related surveys grouped around two main survey components: the referendum surveys and the election surveys. Respondents participated in at least two surveys, but not in all five. The election surveys were completed just prior to and after the October 25, 1993, Canadian election, and consist of campaign period, post-election, and mail-back components. The referendum surveys were completed just prior to and after the October 26, 1992, referendum on the Charlottetown Accord. The Charlottetown Accord contained various proposals, including the separation of Quebec from Canada as a sovereignty, the guarantee of one-quarter of the seats in the House of Commons to Quebec, and recognition of the right of Canada's aboriginal peoples to govern themselves. The major areas of investigation across all surveys were political and social awareness, attitudes, voting intentions, and behavior centered around major issues of representation, job and employment, government spending, taxes, social programs, crime and punishment, and continentalism. Variables assessed public interest in the referendum by asking respondents about the perceived effect of the referendum on their living standards, their vote intentions, predictions of the outcome of the vote, reactions to the results of the vote, knowledge about and opinions of specific provisions of the Accord, and awareness of the stand taken by political leaders, groups, and organizations regarding the Accord. Other variables probed respondents' opinions of the parties and leaders, Kim Campbell's performance in her cabinet job before she became Prime Minister, women and racial minorities, party preference, ideological leanings, vote history, and positio ... Cf.:
The challenge of direct democracy : the 1992 Canadian referendum by Richard Johnston( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October 1992 Canada's political leaders asked voters to accept the Charlottetown Accord, a comprehensive package of constitutional amendments that was the product of years of negotiation, consultation, and compromise. Canadians rejected it outright, effectively halting the country's formal constitutional evolution. But what did the No vote mean? Were voters making a considered judgment after thorough consideration of the package or were they expressing their anger with politicians, particularly Prime Minister Brian Mulroney? The Challenge of Direct Democracy provides the definitive account of the 1992 referendum on the Charlottetown Accord." "Based on extensive surveys conducted during and after the campaign, The Challenge of Direct Democracy is a comprehensive investigation of voter opinion, intention, perception, and behaviour in a referendum. The authors investigate voters' responses to arguments for and against the Accord, examine how well informed voters were, and explore a variety of explanations to account for the negative result."--Jacket
Bureaucrats and elections by Richard Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party alignment and realignment in Canada, 1911-1965 by Richard Johnston( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small worlds : provinces and parties in Canadian political life by David J Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian elections at the millennium by Richard Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian National Election Study, 1988 by Richard Johnston( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, containing information on the voting behavior and political attitudes of Canadians, consists of three waves of data gathered before and after the 1988 Canadian national election. The first wave, conducted by telephone in October and November 1988 before the November 21st election, focused on respondents' interest in the election, perceptions of the media, voting intentions, attitudes toward policy and campaign issues, assessments of government performance, and ratings of leaders, parties, and candidates. Other items included respondents' sociodemographic and economic characteristics, as well as party, candidate, and constituency identification. The second wave, conducted by telephone after the election from November 1988 through January 1989, contained some of the same items covered in the first wave but also included questions on voting behavior, campaign activities, and groups in Canadian society, along with a special battery on free trade. The third wave, conducted by mail from December 1988 through March 1989, explored fiscal priorities, the economy, policy issues, changes to Canadian society, political efficacy, societal goals, capitalist values, rights and liberties, and conceptions of community
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The 2000 Presidential election and the foundations of party politics
Alternative Names
Johnston, R. 1948-

Johnston, Richard

Johnston, Richard Gregory Chalmers

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French (4)

Letting the people decide : dynamics of a Canadian electionThe end of Southern exceptionalism : class, race, and partisan change in the postwar SouthCapturing campaign effectsStrengthening Canadian democracySocial capital, diversity, and the welfare stateParties and party systems : structure and context