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Disarmed

The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America
Goss, Kristin A. (eBook - 2010 )
Disarmed


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More than any other advanced industrial democracy, the United States is besieged by firearms violence. Each year, some 30,000 people die by gunfire. Over the course of its history, the nation has witnessed the murders of beloved public figures; massacres in workplaces and schools; and epidemics of gun violence that terrorize neighborhoods and claim tens of thousands of lives. Commanding majorities of Americans voice support for stricter controls on firearms. Yet they have never mounted a true national movement for gun control. Why? Disarmed unravels this paradox. Based on historical archives, i.
Authors: Goss, Kristin A.
Title: Disarmed
the Missing Movement for Gun Control in America
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Princeton :, Princeton University Press,, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 p.)
Notes: Appendix B: Brief Case Studies of Other Social-Reform MovementsAppendix C: Survey of Million Mom March Participants; Notes; References; Index
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: The Gun Control (Participation) Paradox; CHAPTER TWO: A Movement in Theory; CHAPTER THREE: Socializing Costs: Patronage and Political Participation; CHAPTER FOUR: Personalizing Benefits: Issue Frames and Political Participation; CHAPTER FIVE: Changing the Calculation: Policy Incrementalism and Political Participation; CHAPTER SIX: Mobilizing around Modest Measures: Three Cases; CHAPTER SEVEN: Conclusion: Politics, Participation, and Public Goods; Appendix A: Gun-Related Trends
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: The Gun Control (Participation) Paradox; CHAPTER TWO: A Movement in Theory; CHAPTER THREE: Socializing Costs: Patronage and Political Participation; CHAPTER FOUR: Personalizing Benefits: Issue Frames and Political Participation; CHAPTER FIVE: Changing the Calculation: Policy Incrementalism and Political Participation; CHAPTER SIX: Mobilizing around Modest Measures: Three Cases; CHAPTER SEVEN: Conclusion: Politics, Participation, and Public Goods; Appendix A: Gun-Related Trends
Summary: More than any other advanced industrial democracy, the United States is besieged by firearms violence. Each year, some 30,000 people die by gunfire. Over the course of its history, the nation has witnessed the murders of beloved public figures; massacres in workplaces and schools; and epidemics of gun violence that terrorize neighborhoods and claim tens of thousands of lives. Commanding majorities of Americans voice support for stricter controls on firearms. Yet they have never mounted a true national movement for gun control. Why? Disarmed unravels this paradox. Based on historical archives, i.
Additional Contributors: Ebook Library
ISBN: 1400837758
9781400837755
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
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