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Efficacy, Political

Scotto, Thomas and Xena, Carla (2015) 'Efficacy, Political.' In: Wright, James D, (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition). Elsevier, Oxford, 301 - 307. ISBN 978-0-08-097087-5

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Abstract

Since Campbell et al. (1954) first defined political efficacy, numerous studies emerged placing emphasis on: (1) the theoretical relevance of the concept for the functioning of liberal democracies; (2) its relationship with other political attitudes and behaviors, and (3) the (unresolved) controversy around its measurement. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the nature and evolution of the literature on political efficacy by presenting how disciplines such as political science, sociology, communication and media studies and psychology tackle these questions. This article is a revision of the previous edition article by E. Riedel, volume 7, pp. 4353–4356, © 2001, Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: External political efficacy, Internal political efficacy, Measurement, Media effects, Political cynicism, Political efficacy, Political trust, Reciprocal relationships, political efficacy and participation, Subjective competence, Survey items, System responsiveness, Voting and campaigning
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 09:28
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 09:28
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13537

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