The 21st-Century Voter: Who Votes, How They Vote, and Why They Vote, 1st Edition

  • Guido H. Stempel III
  • Thomas K. Hargrove
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  • ISBN-10: 1610692284
  • ISBN-13: 9781610692281
  • DDC: 324.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 670 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

This insightful resource captures the evolution of American politics and elections in the 21st century, explaining the identities and roles of lobbyists, activists, politicians, and voters. Featuring contributions from distinguished researchers and academics in the areas of political science, social science, and journalism, this encyclopedia explores the contemporary political landscape, offering an opportunity to compare and contrast related decisions, events, and statistical information from the recent past. This volume includes 220 alphabetically arranged entries on American voting and related topics, as well as maps and tables that provide insights into American voting trends in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Preface.
Who Votes? A Demographic Overview of the American Electorate.
How They Vote: An Analysis of Voting Patterns by Demographic Groups.
Why People Vote: A Discussion of Motivations for Participating in Elections.
Media Effects on Knowledge of Campaign Issues.
Electoral Maps of Presidential Elections: 1996–2012.
1: AAPOR (American Association of Public Opinion Research) Standards.
2: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons).
3: Abortion.
4: Absentee Voting.
5: Advanced Voting.
6: Advertising in Presidential Campaigns.
7: Affirmative Action.
8: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations).
9: African American Voters.
10: Agenda Setting.
11: Ailes, Roger (1940– ).
12: Antiestablishment Political Rhetoric.
13: Arnett, Peter (1934– ).
14: Asian Voters.
15: ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors).
16: Baby Boom.
17: Balanced Budgets.
18: Bork, Robert H. (1927–2012).
19: Brennan, William (1906–1997).
20: Brinkley, David (1920–2003).
21: Bush, George Walker (1946– ).
22: Bush Doctrine.
23: Campaign 2000.
24: Campaign 2002.
25: Campaign 2004.
26: Campaign 2006.
27: Campaign 2008.
28: Campaign 2010.
29: Campaign 2012.
30: Campaign 2014.
31: Candidates, Presidential Election 2000.
32: Candidates, Presidential Election 2004.
33: Candidates, Presidential Election 2008.
34: Candidates, Presidential Election 2012.
35: Censorship.
36: Church and State.
37: Class (Economic) Voting.
38: Class Warfare Politics.
39: Clear and Present Danger Doctrine.
40: Climate Change.
41: Clinton, Hillary Rodham (1947– ).
42: Clinton, William Jefferson (1946– ).
43: CNN (Cable News Network).
44: Cold War.
45: Congressional Black Caucus.
46: Conservative Voters.
47: Conspiracy Theories.
48: Constitution, First Amendment (1791).
49: Constitution, Twelfth Amendment (1804).
50: Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment (1868).
51: Constitution, Fifteenth Amendment (1870).
52: Constitution, Seventeenth Amendment (1917).
53: Constitution, Nineteenth Amendment (1920).
54: Constitution, Twenty-Fourth Amendment (1964).
55: Constitution, Twenty-Sixth Amendment (1971).
56: Contributions, Court Rulings on.
57: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
58: Counterculture.
59: Culture Wars.
60: Cynicism in Politics and Media.
61: Damage Control.
62: Dark Money.
63: Death Penalty.
64: Debates (Televised Presidential).
65: Declaration of Independence and Free Press.
66: Democratic Party.
67: Deregulation of Broadcasting.
68: Diffusion.
69: Douglas, William O. (1898–1980).
70: Earmarking.
71: Economic Stimulus Programs.
72: Editorial Endorsements.
73: Educational Attainment.
74: Education Reform.
75: Electoral College.
76: Environmentalism.
77: Equal Time Rule.
78: Ethnocentrism.
79: Evangelicals.
80: Executive Privilege.
81: Fairness Doctrine.
82: Federal Election Commission (FEC).
83: Federal Matching Funds in Presidential Campaigns.
84: Filibuster.
85: 527 Organizations.
86: Flag Burning.
87: Flat Tax.
88: Fox News.
89: Fracking.
90: The Freedom Forum.
91: Freedom of Information Act.
92: Friendly, Fred W. (1915–1998).
93: Fundamentalism.
94: Gallup, George (1901–1984).
95: Gatekeeping.
96: Gay Voters.
97: Gender Gap.
98: Generation X.
99: Gerrymandering.
100: Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts (Mobilization).
101: Graber, Doris Appel (1923– ).
102: Green Party.
103: Gun Control and Gun Rights.
104: Health Care Reform.
105: Hispanic Media.
106: Hispanic Voters.
107: Homelessness.
108: Hutchins Report (1947).
109: Immigration and Reform.
110: Impeachment.
111: Income Gap.
112: Independent Voters.
113: Internationalism and Isolationism.
114: Internet for Political Movement.
115: Iowa Caucus.
116: Issue Advertising.
117: Jackson, Jesse (1941– ).
118: Jamieson, Kathleen Hall (1946– ).
119: Judicial Activism.
120: Kennedy-Nixon Debates (1960).
121: Kerner Commission.
122: Keynesianism.
123: Knowledge Gap.
124: Koppel, Ted (1940– ).
125: Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
126: Laissez-faire (Free Market) Capitalism.
127: Lasswell, Harold Dwight (1902–1978).
128: Law and Order.
129: League of Women Voters.
130: Libel.
131: Liberal Voters.
132: Libertarian Party.
133: Limbaugh, Rush (1951– ).
134: Limited Effects Model.
135: Limited Government.