|LEC #||TOPICS||READINGS||DISCUSSION QUESTIONS|
|2||Participation||Verba, Sidney, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Henry E. Brady. Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics. Chapters 2, 3, 7-14, and 16.||(PDF)|
|3||Voter Turnout||Powell, G. Bingham. 1986. "American Voting Turnout in Comparative Perspective." American Political Science Review 80, no. 1 (March 1986): 17-43.
Highton, Benjamin, and Raymond E. Wolfinger. "Estimating the Effects of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993." Political Behavior 20, no. 2 (June 1998): 79-104.
Plutzer, Eric. "Becoming a Habitual Voter: Inertia, Resources, and Growth in Young Adulthood." American Political Science Review 96, no. 1 (March 2002): 41-56.
Rosenstone, Steven, and John Mark Hansen. Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America. Chapters 6 and 7.
Aldrich, John H. "Rational Choice and Turnout." American Journal of Political Science 37, no. 1 (February 1993): 246-78.
|4||Participation-Policy Linkages||Campbell, Andrea L. How Policies Make Citizens: Senior Citizen Activism and the American Welfare State. Entire, especially chapters 6 and 7.
Soss, Joe. "Lessons of Welfare: Policy Design, Political Learning, and Political Action." American Political Science Review 93, no. 2 (June 1999): 363-80.
Mettler, Suzanne. "Bring the State Back in to Civic Engagement: Policy Feedback Effects of the G.I. Bill for World War II Veterans." American Political Science Review 96, no. 2 (June 2002): 351-65.
|5||Party Identification|| Fiorina, Morris. 1981. Retrospective Voting in American National Elections. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1981, chapter 5. ISBN: 9780300025576.
MacKuen, Michael B., Robert S. Erikson, and James A. Stimson. "Macropartisanship." American Political Science Review 83, no. 4 (December 1989): 1125-42.
Green, Donald, Bradley Palmquist, and Eric Schickler. Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters. Chapters 1-4 and 6.
|6||Vote Choice|| Dalton, Russell J., and Martin P. Wattenberg. "The Not So Simple Act of Voting." In Political Science: The State of the Discipline. Edited by Ada W. Finifter. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association, 1993. ISBN: 9781878147080.
Fiorina, Morris. Retrospective Voting in American National Elections. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1981, chapters 5 and 10. ISBN: 9780300025576. (See also chapter 1 if you want more.)
Petrocik, John R. "Issue Ownership in Presidential Elections, with a 1980 Case Study." American Journal of Political Science 40, no. 3 (August 1996): 825-50.
Kinder, Donald R., Gordon S. Adams, and Paul W. Gronke. "Economics and Politics in the 1984 American Presidential Election." American Journal of Political Science 33, no. 2 (May 1989): 491-515.
Rahn, Wendy M., John Aldrich, Eugene Bordiga, and John L. Sullivan. "A Social-Cognitive Model of Candidate Appraisal." In Information and Democratic Processes. Edited by John Ferejohn and James Kuklinski. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780252061134.
|7||Political Information||Popkin, Samuel L. The Reasoning Voter: Communication and Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns. Chapters 1-6.
Converse, Philip E. "Information Flow and the Stability of Partisan Attitudes." Public Opinion Quarterly 26, no. 4 (Winter 1962): 578-99.
Luskin, Robert C. "Explaining Political Sophistication." Political Behavior 12, no. 4 (December 1990): 331-61.
Lau, Richard P., and David P. Redlawsk. "Advantages and Disadvantages of Cognitive Heuristics in Political Decision Making." American Journal of Political Science 45, no. 4 (October 2001): 951-71.
Kuklinski, James H., and Norman L. Hurley. "On Hearing and Interpreting Political Messages: A Cautionary Tale of Citizen Cue-Taking." Journal of Politics 56, no. 3 (August 1994): 729-51.
Zaller, John. "Know Nothing Voters in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1948-1996." Unpublished manuscript, 1999.
|8||Political Behavior Research Considerations||McDonald, Michael P., and Samuel Popkin. "The Myth of the Vanishing Voter." American Political Science Review 95, no. 4 (December 2001): 963-974.
Price, Vincent, and John Zaller. "Who Gets the News?" Political Opinion Quarterly 57, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 133-64.
Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Gary C. Jacobson, and J. Tobin Grant. "Question Wording and the House Vote Choice: Some experimental evidence." Political Opinion Quarterly 64, no. 3 (Autumn 2000): 257-270.
Burden, Barry C. "Voter Turnout and the National Election Studies." Political Analysis 8 (2000): 389-98.
Silver, Brian D., Barbara A. Anderson, and Paul R. Abramson. "Who Overreports Voting?" American Political Science Review 80, no. 2 (June 1986): 613-24.
Iyengar, Shanto. "The Method is the Message: The Current State of Political Communication Research." Political Communication 18 (2001): 225-9.
Ridout, Travis N., Michael Franz, Kenneth Goldstein, and Paul Freedman. "Measuring the Nature and Effects of Campaign Advertising." Unpublished manuscript, 2002.
|9||Political Campaigns||Finkel, Steven E. "Reexamining the 'Minimal Effects' Model in Recent Presidential Campaigns." Journal of Politics 55, no. 1 (1993): 1-21.
Gelman, Andrew, and Gary King. "Why Are American Presidential Election Campaign Polls So Variable When Votes are So Predictable?" British Journal of Political Science 23, no. 4 (October 1993): 409-51.
Johnston, Richard, Michael G. Hagen, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics. (Skip chapter 3.)
|10||Media Effects|| Davis, Richard. The Press and American Politics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000, chapter 14. ISBN: 9780130264046.
Patterson, Thomas E. Out of Order. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1994, chapters 1 and 2. ISBN: 9780679755104.
Bartels, Larry M. "Messages Received: The Political Impact of Media Exposure." American Political Science Review 87, no. 2 (June 1993): 267-85.
Iyengar, Shanto, Helmut Norpoth, and Kyu Hahn. "Consumer Demand for Election News: The Horserace Sells." Journal of Politics 66 (2004): 157-75.
Zaller, John. "The Myth of Massive Media Impact Discredited Idea." Chapter 2 in Political Persuasion and Attitude Change. Edited by Diana C. Mutz, Paul M. Sniderman, and Richard A. Brody. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1996, pp. 17-78. ISBN: 9780472065554.
Bimber, Bruce, and Richard Davis. "The Internet in Campaign 2000: How Political Web Sites Reinforce Partisan Engagment." Paper written for the Institute of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California, Scholarship Repository, 2002.
|11||Congressional Elections||Jacobson, Gary. The Politics of Congressional Elections. Chapters 1-3, 5, and 6.
Erikson, Robert S. "The Puzzle of Midterm Loss." Journal of Politics 50, no. 4 (November 1988): 1011-29.
Cox, Gary W., and Jonathan N. Katz. "Why Did the Incumbency Advantage in U.S. House Elections Grow?" American Journal of Political Science 40, no. 2 (May 1996): 478-97.
|12||Sophisticated Voting / Minor Party Candidates||Rosenstone, Steven J., Roy L. Behr, and Edward H. Lazarus. Third Parties in America. Chapters 1-2, 4-6, and 8-9.
Abramson, Paul, John Aldrich, Phil Paolino, and David Rohde. "Sophisticated Voting in the 1988 Presidential Primaries." American Political Science Review 86, no. 1 (March 1992): 55-69.
Burden, Barry C. "Minor Parties in the 2000 Presidential Election." In Models of Voting in Presidential Elections: The 2000 U.S. Election. Edited by Herbert F. Weisberg and Clyde Wilcox. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780804748568.
|13||Partisan Realignment||Meffert, Michael F., Helmut Norpoth, and Anirudh V. S. Ruhil. "Realignment and Macropartisanship." American Political Science Review 95, no. 4 (December 2001): 953-62.
Carmines, Edward, John McIver, and James Stimson. "Unrealized Partisanship: A Theory of Dealignment." Journal of Politics 49, no. 2 (May 1987): 376-400.
Abramowitz, Alan I., and Kyle L. Saunders. "Ideological Realignment in the U.S. Electorate." Journal of Politics 60, no. 3 (August 1998): 634-52.
Layman, Geoffrey C., and Thomas M. Carsey. "Party Polarization and 'Conflict Extension' in the American Electorate." American Journal of Political Science 46, no. 4 (October 2002): 786-802.
Jacobson, Gary C. "Party Polarization in National Politics: The Electoral Connection." In Polarized Politics: Congress and the President in a Partisan Era. Edited by Jon R. Bond and Richard Fleisher. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781568024936.