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Experimental implications for the Spiral of Silence.
January 1, 2002... Abstract Tests of Noelle-Neumann's Spiral of Silence theory have resulted in equivocal findings on many of the key assumptions on which the theory is built. Either qualified support or no support for this theory has been the case in much of the literature, often leaving its utility in...
The "Congressionalization" of state legislative races.
January 1, 2002... Abstract This paper examines the phenomenon of the "Congressionalization" of state legislative races. That is, as state legislative campaigns become more expensive, use more mass media, polling, and professional political consulting, these races are looking more and more like...
The art of impression management: self-presentation in local-level campaign literature.
January 1, 2002... Abstract Campaign literature is a ubiquitous feature on the American electoral landscape. Candidates distribute written materials for the sole purpose of persuading voters to vote for them instead of for another candidate. The information a candidate includes in a piece of campaign...
The Columbine High School Massacre and criminal justice system response: an exploratory case study.(Statistical Data Included)
January 1, 2002... Abstract Framed in the situational criminological perspective, this case study examines the effect of the Columbine High School Massacre on a pretrial services unit. The massacre decreased intakes into the jail, increased the proportion of persons detained for violent crimes, and made...
Mundane cash management policies in the American states: a preliminary assessment using the political economy model.
January 1, 2002... Abstract A political economy model, incorporated curved and interactive terms, is used to explain levels of five dimensions of cash management policies in the American states. Results point to a predominant role for economics, political culture, and interest groups as the explanation...