The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen

The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen : How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence

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Social networking lies at the heart of a number of fascinating political questions and social concerns, including citizen competence, social movements, and voter mobilization. In The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen, Sean Richey provides an empirical analysis of the most important hypothesized effect of social network influence on politics: social cognition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 116 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 10 Tables, unspecified; 8 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739166301
  • 9780739166307

Table of contents

Introduction Discussion and Rationality Political Discussion and Voting Correctly Influences on Vote Choice in Discussion Networks Policy Opinions and Discussion Networks Rationality, Patriotism and Social Networks What Promotes Political Discussion and Advocacy? The Electoral System and Political Discussion Conclusion Bibliography
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About Sean Richey

Sean Richey is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University.
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