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Religion and Ideology as Voting Preferences Components among the Jewish Americans (1992-2012)

ФИО студента: Elena Sidorova

Руководитель: Alexey L. Ryabinin

Кампус/факультет: Institute of Education

Программа: Political challenges in the contemporary world (Master)

Оценка: 10

Год защиты: 2016

The thesis addresses the issue of religion and ideology as voting preferences components among Jewish Americans (1992-2012). First, the thesis examines various American and Western European theories of electoral behavior. Second, the thesis analyzes the periods of Jewish immigration to the USA and the history of the establishment of the American Jewish community. Additionally, the thesis characterizes the socio-demographic status of the contemporary American Jewish community. Third, the thesis shows how Judaism, as well as American Jewish Liberalism and American Jewish Conservatism assist in shaping electoral and other political preferences among Jewish Americans. The thesis concludes that the factors of religion and ideology are crucial for the Jewish vote. To this or that extent, while voting or taking any other important political decision, Jewish Americans always take these two issues into consideration.

Full text (added February 9, 2016)

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