9780691178653-0691178658-Envy in Politics (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior)

Envy in Politics (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior)

ISBN-13: 9780691178653
ISBN-10: 0691178658
Edition: Illustrated
Author: McClendon, Gwyneth H.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691178653
ISBN-10: 0691178658
Edition: Illustrated
Author: McClendon, Gwyneth H.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors McClendon, Gwyneth H. wrote Envy in Politics (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior) comprising 248 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691178658 and 9780691178653. Since then Envy in Politics (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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How envy, spite, and the pursuit of admiration influence politics

Why do governments underspend on policies that would make their constituents better off? Why do people participate in contentious politics when they could reap benefits if they were to abstain? In Envy in Politics, Gwyneth McClendon contends that if we want to understand these and other forms of puzzling political behavior, we should pay attention to envy, spite, and the pursuit of admiration--all manifestations of our desire to maintain or enhance our status within groups. Drawing together insights from political philosophy, behavioral economics, psychology, and anthropology, McClendon explores how and under what conditions status motivations influence politics.

Through surveys, case studies, interviews, and an experiment, McClendon argues that when concerns about in-group status are unmanaged by social conventions or are explicitly primed by elites, status motivations can become drivers of public opinion and political participation. McClendon focuses on the United States and South Africa―two countries that provide tough tests for her arguments while also demonstrating that the arguments apply in different contexts.

From debates over redistribution to the mobilization of collective action, Envy in Politics presents the first theoretical and empirical investigation of the connection between status motivations and political behavior.

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