American Business and Political Power Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy

ISBN-10: 0226764648
ISBN-13: 9780226764641
Authors: Mark A. Smith
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: University of Chicago Press Number of pages: 246 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.792 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Business Unity and Its Consequences for Representative Democracy
Identifying Business Unity
A Portrait of Unifying Issues
Public Opinion, Elections, and Lawmaking
Overt Sources of Business Power
Structural Sources of Business Power
The Role of Business in Shaping Public Opinion
The Compatibility of Business Unity and Popular Sovereignty
Additional Coding Rules Used to Uncover Positions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Potential for Feedback between Policy and Opinion
References
Index