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Title:The Politics of Persuasion: Testing the Power of Local Elites
Author(s):Paul, David Michael
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):James Kuklinski
Department / Program:Political Science
Discipline:Political Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Political Science, General
Abstract:Among the variables of most interest, only opposition by elected officials had a significant influence on the success of a ballot measure: opposition by minority leaders, citizen groups, and established groups had no significant affect on the fate of the ballot measures. I conclude that business groups can successfully shepherd pro-business proposals through the plebiscite arena, but only when substantial opposition by elected officials is absent. Voters appear to be significantly swayed to reject ballot measures when even a few elected officials express opposition to the proposal.
Issue Date:2001
Description:167 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3023169
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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