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Economics Still Matters to Poorer Voters


  • Larry Bartels


It is still the economy for working-class Americans, argues Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels. Contrary to much conventional wisdom, he finds that those suffering most in the economy have not had their heads turned by social issues and culture wars. The more affluent are most concerned with such issues. But he also finds in his new book that democracy in the United States is not necessarily working as promised. His provocative interview follows.

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  • Larry Bartels, 2008. "Economics Still Matters to Poorer Voters," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 51(6), pages 38-51.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:51:y:2008:i:6:p:38-51
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132510603

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