Statehouse Democracy (Paperback)

Statehouse Democracy By Robert S. Erikson, Gerald C. Wright, John P. McIver Cover Image
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The importance of public opinion in the determination of public policy is the subject of considerable debate. Professors Erikson, Wright, and McIver make the argument that state policies are highly responsive to public opinion, and they show how the institutions of state politics work to achieve this high level of responsiveness. They analyze state policies from the 1930s to the present, drawing from and contributing to major lines of research on American politics. Their conclusions are applied to central questions of democratic theory, and affirm the robust character of state institutions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521424059
ISBN-10: 0521424054
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: January 28th, 1994
Pages: 284
Language: English