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Johnston, Richard 1948-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 123 publications in 2 languages and 7,485 library holdings
Genres: Political platforms  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JL193, 320.971
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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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 463 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 )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 442 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 419 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
Capturing campaign effects( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 279 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
Public opinion and public policy in Canada : questions of confidence by Richard Johnston( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening Canadian democracy by Paul Howe( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social capital, diversity, and the welfare state( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 184 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
L'opinion publique et la politique d'État au Canada by Richard Johnston( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian national election study, 1988( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey contains information on the voting behavior and political attitudes of Canadians and consists of 3 waves of data gathered before and after the 1988 Canadian national election. Variables include: perceptions of the media, voting intentions, attitudes toward policy and campaign issues, assessments of government performance, ratings of leaders, parties, and candidates, voting behavior, campaign activities, fiscal priorities, the economy, policy issues, changes to Canadian society, political efficacy, societal goals, capitalist values, rights and liberties, and conceptions of community
Bureaucrats and elections by Richard Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of direct democracy : the 1992 Canadian referendum( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 12 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
Small worlds : provinces and parties in Canadian political life by David J Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian elections at the millennium by Richard Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public opinion and public policy in canada by Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian National Election Study, 1988 by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research( )

and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey contains information on the voting behavior and political attitudes of Canadians and consists of 3 waves of data gathered before and after the 1988 Canadian national election. Variables include: perceptions of the media, voting intentions, attitudes toward policy and campaign issues, assessments of government performance, ratings of leaders, parties, and candidates, voting behavior, campaign activities, fiscal priorities, the economy, policy issues, changes to Canadian society, political efficacy, societal goals, capitalist values, rights and liberties, and conceptions of community
Canadian national election study( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian national election study, 1988( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study was designed to represent the adult population who reside in one of the ten Canadian provinces and who are Canadian citizens, speak one of the official languages (English or French), and reside in private homes (residents of old age homes, group homes, educational and penal institutions were excluded)
Letting the people decide : dynamics of a Canadian election( Visual )

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

 
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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

Languages
English (113)

French (5)

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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 stateLetting the people decide : dynamics of a Canadian election