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CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: FOUNDATION, CHANGES, CHALLENGES Morris P. Fiorina Stanford University Conference Sponsored by the Active Citizenship Foundation, – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: FOUNDATION, CHANGES, CHALLENGES


1
CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACYFOUNDATION,
CHANGES, CHALLENGES
  • Morris P. Fiorina
  • Stanford University
  • Conference Sponsored by the Active Citizenship
    Foundation,
  • Giovanni Moro, President
  • Rome, Italy
  •  
  • June 5, 2003

2
CITIZENSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES
  • Beliefs, not Blood
  •  
  • Rights, not Responsibilities
  •  
  • Individuals, not Communities

3
Immigration to the United States, by Decade
1820- 2000
4
New Immigrants as a Percentage of the Total
United States Population, by Decade 1820- 2000
5
CHANGES IN AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE 1960
  • Presidential Nominating Process
  • Candidate-centered Politics
  • Open Meetings
  • Recorded Votes
  • Expanded Rules of Standing
  • Enhanced Judicial Review

6
CHANGES IN AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE 1960
  • Open Bureaucracy
  • Intervenors
  • Maximum Feasible Participation
  • Proliferation of Local Bodies
  • Advocacy Explosion
  • Propositions
  • Proliferation of Polls
  • New Technologies

7
Americans Are Far Less Supportive Than Europeans
of Government Actions to Reduce Economic
Inequality
8
Americans Are Far Less Supportive Than Europeans
of Government Actions to Reduce Economic
Inequality
9
Americans Are Far Less Supportive Than Europeans
of Government Actions to Reduce Economic
Inequality
10
Americans Are Much More Optimistic About Their
Chances of Getting Ahead Than People Elsewhere
11
SES Bias in Political Participation Mean Number
of Political Acts by Demographic Characteristics
and Attitudes
12
SES Bias in Political Participation Mean Number
of Political Acts by Race or Ethnicity
13
Should it be possible for a pregnantwoman to get
a legal abortion if
  • There is a strong chance of a serious defect in
    the baby.
  • She is married and doesnt want more children.
  • Her health is seriously endangered by the
    pregnancy.
  • Her family has a very low income and cant
    afford more children.
  • She became pregnant as a result of rape.
  • She is not married and does not want to marry
    the father.

14
Popular Attitudes Toward Abortion Have Been
Remarkably Stable Since Roe v. Wade (1973)
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15
Abortion Index by Political Party
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