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Author Sharp, Elaine B.
Title The sometime connection : public opinion and social policy / Elaine B. Sharp.
Imprint Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1999.

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Author Sharp, Elaine B.
Series SUNY series, urban public policy
SUNY series, public policy
SUNY series on urban public policy.
SUNY series in public policy.
Subject Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Social policy -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 289 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index.
Contents Public Policy and Public Opinion: The Elusive Connection -- Imprisonment and Public Opinion: The Broken Thermostat -- Affirmative Action: A Downsian Sequence -- The Regulation of Pornography: Policy Change and Non-Attitudes -- Abortion: Strident Controversy and Policy Responsiveness -- Welfare: Symbols and Substance of Policy Responsiveness -- Social Security: Promises They Can't Deliver -- Public Opinion and Social Policy Change: Sequences and Contingencies.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585280932 (electronic bk.)
9780585280936 (electronic bk.)
0791442950 (alk. paper)
0791442969 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45731820
Additional Format Print version: Sharp, Elaine B. Sometime connection. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1999 0791442950 (DLC) 98053599 (OCoLC)40460089
Table of Contents
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1Public Policy and Public Opinion: The Elusive Connection1
2Imprisonment and Public Opinion: The Broken Thermostat37
3Affirmative Action: A Downsian Sequence71
4The Regulation of Pornography: Policy Change and Non-Attitudes107
5Abortion: Strident Controversy and Policy Responsiveness135
6Welfare: Symbols and Substance of Policy Responsiveness163
7Social Security: Promises They Can't Deliver209
8Public Opinion and Social Policy Change: Sequences and Contingencies235
 Notes261
 References267
 Index285