1 edition of Why don"t Americans vote? found in the catalog.
Why don"t Americans vote?
Bridgett A. King
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Bridgett A. King and Kathleen Hale, editors|
|LC Classifications||JK1976 .K56 2016, JK1976 .W478 2016|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxviii, 227 pages|
|Number of Pages||227|
|LC Control Number||2016011826|
This fascinating book sheds light on that question by focusing on factors that currently shape elections and political participation in the United States. It covers issues that are consistently in the media, such as gerrymandering; voter ID; and rules pertaining to when, where, and how Americans register and : ABC-CLIO, Incorporated. Contents: Introduction: Why don't Americans vote?: the history of the franchise in the United States / Bridgett A. King -- Declining trust and efficacy and its role in political participation / Megan M. Ruxton and Kyle L. Saunders -- Qualifying to vote: voter registration requirements / Gayle Alberda -- Digitizing democracy: online voter.
Why Americans Still Don't Votebrings the story up to the present. Analyzing the results of voter registration reform, and drawing compelling historical parallels, Piven and Cloward reveal why neither of the major parties has tried to appeal to the interests of the Written: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Updated with a post-election preface by the authors"--Cover. Description: xxv, pages ; 21 cm.
Comfort and Good Feelings People want to hold their positions, and do not want them to be challenged. There are many people who hold political positions that make them feel good about themselves, but they know they have no defense for those positi. Get this from a library! Why Americans still don't vote: and why politicians want it that way. [Frances Fox Piven; Richard A Cloward] -- "Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward were key players in the long battle to reform voter registration laws that finally resulted in the National Voter Registration Act of (also known as the.
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Why Americans Don't Vote by Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward, Pantheon, $ Why Americans Don't Vote: Turnout Decline in the United States, Author: David Moberg.
This timely book provides a thought-provoking discussion of issues that influence voter registration and turnout in contemporary America.
Elections not only determine who will fill an office; they have a lot to say about how the democratic process works―or doesn't work―in 21st-century America.5/5(2). Americans vote for candidates for particular, individual seats.
Voting can mean standing in long lines on Election Day. Katie Hargrave/Flickr (CC-BY) Americans also vote for Congressional candidates only in their particular geographical area.
So a candidate from a third party would have to win the majority of votes from their particular. Why Americans Don't Vote has been added to your Cart Add to Cart. Buy Now Buy Used. $ & FREE Shipping. Used: Good | Details Sold by WonderBook.
Condition: Used: Good Comment: % Guaranteed. Serving Millions of Book Lovers Since Good condition. Good dust jacket. Cited by: million Americans cannot vote because of felony disenfranchisement. Rates of felon disenfranchisement vary dramatically between states.
In Vermont and Maine, felons Why dont Americans vote? book lose their voting rights, while in others, felons regain their right to vote when the state deems they have paid their debt to society – either after they are released or after parole and/or probation.
Voter Turnout Is Low In Midterms. Why Don't More Americans Vote. In recent midterms, 4 in 10 eligible voters cast ballots.
Nonvoters talk of apathy, disgust, barriers and other reasons. A fascinating book about how we have gotten to a place in American history where less than 50% of Americans vote in our electoral process. Piven and her husband document the beginnings of this decline in the disenfranchisement of black voters after the Civil War, techniques that were also then used on whites who did not own property/5.
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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Frances Fox Piven (Author) ISBN ISBN Format: Paperback. When Why Americans Don't Vote was first published inthis battle was still raging, and their book was a fiery salvo.
It demonstrated that the twentieth century had witnessed a concerted effort to restrict voting by immigrants and blacks through a combination of poll taxes, literacy tests, and unwieldy voter registration by: Even before the Putin surprise, however, few Americans trusted the honesty of their elections.
A Gallup poll two weeks before Election Day found that only one-third of. This fascinating book sheds light on that question by focusing on factors that currently shape elections and political participation in the United States.
It covers issues that are consistently in the media, such as gerrymandering; voter ID; and rules pertaining to when, where, and how Americans register and vote. And given the nation's history of voter suppression aimed at non-white voters, it’s clear why voting can be a complicated political matter across racial lines and why more Americans don’t vote.
Why Americans Don’t Vote. A dispatch from the lowest-turnout district in the United States illustrates why many people won’t go to the polls on Tuesday. Emma Green. November 6, Book: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Piven, Frances Fox.
Why Americans don't vote. New York: Pantheon Books, © (OCoLC) Online version: Piven, Frances Fox. Why Americans don't vote. New York: Pantheon Books, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frances Fox Piven; Richard A Cloward.
A feeling that candidates don’t really speak to them was cited as the second leading reason why infrequent voters and nonvoters do not vote.
Even Non-Voters Say Voting is Important Still, 93% of infrequent voters agreed that voting is an important part of being a good citizen and 81% of nonvoters agreed it is an important way to voice their. Voter turnout among young Americans has been dismal since year-olds earned the right to vote with the passage of the 26th amendment in While 18–29 year-olds account for nearly 22% of the voting age population, they made up just 13% of the voting electorate in –.
When Why Americans Don’t Vote was first published inthis battle was still raging, and their book was a fiery salvo.
It demonstrated that the twentieth century had witnessed a concerted effort to restrict voting by immigrants and blacks through a combination of poll taxes, literacy tests, and unwieldy voter registration requirements.
Buy a cheap copy of Why Americans Still Don't Vote: And Why book by Frances Fox Piven. Americans take for granted that ours is the very model of a democracy. At the core of this belief is the assumption that the right to vote is firmly established. Free shipping over $/5(2). This fascinating book sheds light on that question by focusing on factors that currently shape elections and political participation in the United States.
It covers issues that are consistently in the media, such as gerrymandering; voter ID; and rules pertaining to when, where, and how Americans register and vote. Why Americans Don't Vote Hardcover – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
Price New from Used from Hardcover, January 1, "Please retry" — — — Hardcover — The Amazon Book Review Manufacturer: Unknown. Tom Byron has given us an accurate and comprehensive list of the reasons that voters cite. While I am explicitly agreeing with that list of what voters say, I want to peel away their excuses and look a layer deeper.
Ignorance, apathy, laziness.“There’s a lot of conventional wisdom as to why somebody would not vote, but nobody has really gone to these citizens and asked them why they don’t vote,” says Sam Gill, chief program.Looking back on the man's persistence, Lanning sees his determination to vote as an affirmative act that underscores his membership in the larger group, he says.
"We can think of voting as an expression of the self-concept," he says. "If I'm an American, and Americans vote, then the act of voting is an expression of who I am." The social factorsAuthor: Munsey, Christopher.