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POLS 4065/5065: Public Opinion, Political Participation, and Protest.

What You Will Find In This Guide

Guide Overview

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This research guide complements the essential resources students will need to successfully complete POLS 4065/5065. Within this guide, you'll discover:

  • A list of required and suggested course books and readings.

  • Access to newspaper databases with detailed search instructions.

  • Insights into the role of think tanks and their impact on public policy.

  • Links to search for Survey Variables. 

  • Direct links for locating documents from the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government.

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Required Books for the Course

The Libraries have the required books for this course available to your for use in different formats. Please note that physical copies have a 2-hour check out time.  

Available as an eBook: 

Aytaç, S. Erdem, and Susan C. Stokes. 2019. Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests. New York: Cambridge University Press.

ON ORDER: Achen, C.H. & Bartels, L.M. (2017). Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government. Princeton University Press. 

ON ORDER: Carlin, R.E., Singer, M. M., & Zechmeister, E.J. (2015). The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 

Available at the 2nd Floor Desk:

Haynes, Chris, Jennifer Merolla, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan. (2016). Framing Immigrants: News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Downs, A. (1957). An Economic Theory of Democracy. New York: Harper. 

Kinder, D.R., & Kam, C.D. (2009). Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Page, B., & Shapiro, R.Y. (1992). The Rational Public: Fifty Years of Trends in Americans' Policy Preferences.  

Thaler, R. (2015). Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Zaller, J.R. (1992). The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion. New York: Cambridge University Press. 

ON ORDER: Howard, Christopher. 2017. Thinking Like a Political Scientist: A Practical Guide to Research Methods. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Suggested Books for Course

Although these are not required for this course, however, they are suggested for further reading based upon course themes and concepts.  

Available Through OhioLINK

Click on the hyperlink for the following titles and request to have them delivered to the Library. 

Asher, H. (2017). Polling and the Public: What Every Citizen Should Know.  

Dalton, R.J., & Klingemann, H. (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Available at the 2nd Floor Desk

Tourangeau, R., Rips, L., & Rasinski, K. (2000). The Psychology of Survey Response

ON ORDER: Lupia, A. (2015). Uninformed: Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It.  

Subjects: Political Science