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Author Carnes, Nicholas, 1984-
Title White-collar government : the hidden role of class in economic policy making / Nicholas Carnes.
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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 Floor3  JK1021 .C365 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Chicago studies in American politics
Chicago studies in American politics.
Contents White-collar government -- What is class? -- The unequal social class makeup of American political institutions -- The elephant in the room -- Why does class matter? -- The evidence -- Voting with class -- Legislative voting as a window into the importance of class -- Measuring the divisions -- Class and legislative voting today -- Class and legislative voting during the postwar period -- The enduring imprint of class -- Representational inequality in "ayes" and "nays" -- Before the votes are cast -- Legislative entrepreneurs -- The role of class -- Measuring legislative entrepreneurship -- The policies legislators propose -- The policies legislators pass -- Leaving the working class off the agenda -- Class, opinions, and choices -- Out of touch, or out of step? -- Inside the mind of a member of Congress -- The importance of opinions -- Who's out of touch now? -- Out-of-step government -- Economic policy making in class-imbalanced legislatures -- Representation and policy making -- What would a class-balanced Congress have done? -- When the working class holds office -- Blue-collar government -- The economic consequences of white-collar government -- Fixing the broken mirror -- What's keeping the working class out of office? -- Thinking bigger about inequality -- Up front there oughta be a man in black.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-181) and index.
Subject Representative government and representation -- United States.
Class consciousness -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy.
White collar workers -- Political activity -- United States.
ISBN 9780226087009 cloth alkaline paper
022608700X cloth alkaline paper
9780226087146 paperback alkaline paper
022608714X paperback alkaline paper
9780226087283 (e-book)
OCLC number 841199152