The Loud Minority : : Why Protests Matter in American Democracy / / Daniel Q. Gillion.

How political protests and activism have a direct influence on voter and candidate behavior The "silent majority"-a phrase coined by Richard Nixon in 1969 in response to Vietnam War protests and later used by Donald Trump as a campaign slogan-refers to the supposed wedge that exists betwee...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter DTL Humanities 2020
Place / Publishing House:Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, , [2020]
Year of Publication:2020
Series:Princeton Studies in Political Behavior ; 9
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Physical Description:1 online resource (224 p.) :; 17 b/w illus. 7 tables.
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Ideological Protests: The Protest Ties That Bind Us Together
  • 2. The Making of Ideological Protests
  • 3. Political Primaries: Protest's Ideological Connection at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions
  • 4. Campaign Contributions: Following the Money to Find the Financial Benefits of Protest
  • 5. Voter Turnout: Does Protest Lead to Voter Support or Public Backlash? The Case of Black Lives Matter
  • 6. Election Results: A Protest Political Climate That Shapes Electoral Opportunities and Candidates' Fortunes
  • Conclusion: A Change Is Gonna Come . . . a Protest Change Is Always Gonna Come
  • References
  • Index