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  • Author:
    William J.M. Claggett,Byron E. Shafer
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    Johns Hopkins University Press (July 25, 1995)
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    256 pages
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In 'The Two Majorities' Byron Shafer and William Claggett offer groundbreaking political analysis that resolves many of the seeming contradictions in the contemporary American political scene.

In 'The Two Majorities' Byron Shafer and William Claggett offer groundbreaking political analysis that resolves many of the seeming contradictions in the contemporary American political scene. Drawing on an unusually large sample of all Americans, taken by the Gallup organization, Shafer and Claggett argue that the recent turbulence in American politics is in some ways superficial. Below the surface, they contend, the political preferences of the American people remain remarkably stable. Series: Interpreting American Politics.

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The Journal of Politics. Volume 59, Number 1 Fe. 1997. The Two Majorities: The Issue Context of Modern American Politics. Byron E. Shafer, William J. M. Claggett.

William J. Claggett and Byron E. Shafer answer by developing measures of public preference in four great policy realms - social welfare, international relations, civil rights, and cultural values - for the entire period between 1952. Shafer answer by developing measures of public preference in four great policy realms - social welfare, international relations, civil rights, and cultural values - for the entire period between 1952 and 2004. They use these to identify the issues that were moving the voting public at various points in time, while revealing the way in which public preferences shaped the structure of electoral politics. What is the real nature of substantive conflict in mass politics during the postwar years in the United States? How is it reflected in the American public mind? And how does this issue structure shape electoral conflict?

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These elements in combination, not "divided government" as a catch phrase, are the real story of politics in our time. The first element is comprised of two great sets of public preferences that manifest themselves at the ballot box as two majorities. How can the vast array of issues and personalities that have surfaced in American politics over the last forty years fit so neatly within - indeed, reinforce - the sustaining political pattern of our time?These big questions constitute the puzzle of modern American politics.

The Two Majorities: The Issue Context of Modern American Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

the issue context of modern American politics. Published 1995 by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore Series. Interpreting American politics. Published 1995 by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore. xix, 227 p. : Number of pages.

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Why do voters so often exhibit patterns of policy preference vastly different from what analysts and strategists predict? And why do these same voters consistently cast ballots that ensure the continuation of "divided government?"

In The Two Majorities Byron Shafer and William Claggett offer groundbreaking political analysis that resolves many of the seeming contradictions in the contemporary American political scene.

Provocatively, the authors argue that each party's best strategy for success is not to try to take popular positions on the whole range of issues, but to focus attention on the party's most successful cluster of issues.