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The Resource The government-citizen disconnect, Suzanne Mettler

The government-citizen disconnect, Suzanne Mettler

Label
The government-citizen disconnect
Title
The government-citizen disconnect
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Mettler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans' relationship to the federal government is paradoxical. Polls show that public opinion regarding the government has plummeted to all-time lows, with only one in five saying they trust the government or believe that it operates in their interest. Yet, at the same time, more Americans than ever benefit from some form of government social provision - 96 percent of adults have received benefit from at least one of them, and the average person has utilized five. The fact that people have benefited from these policies bears little positive effect on their attitudes toward government. Political scientist Suzanne Mettler calls this growing gulf between people's perceptions of government and the actual role it plays in their lives as the "government-citizen disconnect." Mettler finds that shared identities and views about welfare are more powerful and consistent influences. The government-citizen disconnect's examination of hostility toward government at a time when most Americans will at some point rely on the social benefits it provides helps us better understand the roots of today's fractious political climate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mettler, Suzanne
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Welfare state
  • Political sociology
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Political sociology
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and government
  • Social policy
  • Welfare state
  • United States
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • Wohlfahrtsstaat
  • Sozialstaat
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Politische Soziologie
  • USA
Label
The government-citizen disconnect, Suzanne Mettler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A time of contradiction -- The market recedes, government responds -- We are all beneficiaries now -- Different lenses -- Unequal voice -- Reconnecting citizens and government
Control code
on1018041477
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780871546685
Lccn
2017061400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1018041477
Label
The government-citizen disconnect, Suzanne Mettler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A time of contradiction -- The market recedes, government responds -- We are all beneficiaries now -- Different lenses -- Unequal voice -- Reconnecting citizens and government
Control code
on1018041477
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780871546685
Lccn
2017061400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1018041477

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