Most democratic citizens today are distrustful of politicians political parties and political institutions. This text documents the erosion of political support in virtually all advanced industrial democracies.
This volume examines the changing patterns of political participation over the past quarter of a century and the ways they have altered the relationship between citizens and their government. It documents the growing participation gap in contemporary democracies and proposes a variety of methods to narrow the gap.
This volume examines how social modernization has changed the framework of political competition for citizens and political parties in affluent democracies, and discusses the electoral and political implications of these trends.
This volume examines how political parties ensure the functioning of the democratic process in contemporary societies. Based on unprecedented cross-national data, the authors find that the process of party government is still alive and well in most contemporary democracies
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation : the old realities and the new / John M. Whiteley -- The compelling realities of Mayak / John M. Whiteley -- Public perceptions of environmental conditions / John C. Pierce, Russell J. Dalton, and Andrei Zaitsev -- The development of interest group activism at Hanford / William Schreckhise -- A history of environmental activism in Chelyabinsk / Paula Garb and Galina Komarova -- Environmental attitudes and the new environmental paradigm / Russell J. Dalton ... [et al.] -- Environmental thinking among environmental leaders in Russia / Paula Garb -- The mobilization of public support for environmental action / John C. Pierce, Russell J. Dalton, and Ira Gluck -- The governmental response at Hanford / Nicholas P. Lovrich and John M. Whiteley -- Still tilting against the environment : the struggle over the Russian governmental response / John M. Whiteley -- Conclusion : Legacies of the nuclear age / Russell J. Dalton ... [et al.]