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The Resource American insecurity : why our economic fears lead to political inaction, Adam Seth Levine, Princeton University

American insecurity : why our economic fears lead to political inaction, Adam Seth Levine, Princeton University

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American insecurity : why our economic fears lead to political inaction
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American insecurity
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why our economic fears lead to political inaction
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Adam Seth Levine, Princeton University
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eng
Summary
"Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn't happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences for political debates and public policy. Moving beyond previously studied barriers to political organization, American Insecurity sheds light on the public's inaction over economic insecurities by showing that the rhetoric surrounding these issues is actually self-undermining. By their nature, the very arguments intended to mobilize individuals--asking them to devote money or time to politics--remind citizens of their economic fears and personal constraints, leading to undermobilization and nonparticipation.Adam Seth Levine explains why the set of people who become politically active on financial insecurity issues is therefore quite narrow. When money is needed, only those who care about the issues but are not personally affected become involved. When time is needed, participation is limited to those not personally affected or those who are personally affected but outside of the labor force with time to spare. The latter explains why it is relatively easy to mobilize retirees on topics that reflect personal financial concerns, such as Social Security and Medicare. In general, however, when political representation requires a large group to make their case, economic insecurity threats are uniquely disadvantaged.Scrutinizing the foundations of political behavior, American Insecurity offers a new perspective on collective participation"--
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10396398
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1981-
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Levine, Adam Seth
Dewey number
330.97309/05
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Finance, Personal
  • Political participation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy
  • United States
  • United States
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why our economic fears lead to political inaction
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American insecurity : why our economic fears lead to political inaction, Adam Seth Levine, Princeton University
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1066181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780691162966
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(hardcover)
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2014023570
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780691162966
  • (OCoLC)889426129
Label
American insecurity : why our economic fears lead to political inaction, Adam Seth Levine, Princeton University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1066181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780691162966
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014023570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691162966
  • (OCoLC)889426129

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