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The Resource Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups, Sarah F. Anzia

Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups, Sarah F. Anzia

Label
Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups
Title
Timing and turnout
Title remainder
how off-cycle elections favor organized groups
Statement of responsibility
Sarah F. Anzia
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Public policy in the United States is the product of decisions made by more than 500,000 elected officials, and the vast majority of those officials are elected on days other than Election Day. And because far fewer voters turn out for off-cycle elections, that means the majority of officials in America are elected by a politically motivated minority of Americans. Sarah F. Anzia is the first to systemically address the effects of election timing on political outcomes, and her findings are eye-opening. The low turnout for off-cycle elections, Anzia argues, increases the influence of organized interest groups like teachers' unions and municipal workers. While such groups tend to vote at high rates regardless of when the election is held, the low turnout in off-cycle years enhances the effectiveness of their mobilization efforts and makes them a proportionately larger bloc. Throughout American history, the issue of election timing has been a contentious one. Anzia's book traces efforts by interest groups and political parties to change the timing of elections to their advantage, resulting in the electoral structures we have today. Ultimately, what might seem at first glance to be mundane matters of scheduling are better understood as tactics designed to distribute political power, determining who has an advantage in the electoral process and who will control government at the municipal, county, and state levels." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anzia, Sarah F
Dewey number
324.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1965
LC item number
.A69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elections
  • Voter turnout
Label
Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups, Sarah F. Anzia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timing and turnout: the basics -- A theory of election timing -- Partisan power play: election timing politics in the nineteenth century -- Interest groups and election timing choice in the twenty-first century -- Estimating the effect of off-cycle election timing: school board elections -- "What election?: timing, turnout, and policy in California cities -- Implications for democracy, representation, and institutional stability
Control code
ocn833574242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780226086811
Lccn
2013022421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1672031
  • (OCoLC)833574242
Label
Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups, Sarah F. Anzia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timing and turnout: the basics -- A theory of election timing -- Partisan power play: election timing politics in the nineteenth century -- Interest groups and election timing choice in the twenty-first century -- Estimating the effect of off-cycle election timing: school board elections -- "What election?: timing, turnout, and policy in California cities -- Implications for democracy, representation, and institutional stability
Control code
ocn833574242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780226086811
Lccn
2013022421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1672031
  • (OCoLC)833574242

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