Thomas E. Patterson
Date: February 4, 2004 PST
The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty
Wednesday, February 4, 6 p.m., Templeton, Council Chamber
Thomas Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His most recent book, The Vanishing Voter, looks at the causes and consequences of declining electoral participation. His book on the media’s political role, Out of Order, received the American Political Science Association’s Graber Award for best book in political communication of the last decade. An earlier book, The Unseeing Eye, was named by the American Association for Public Opinion Research as one of the 50 most influential books on public opinion in the past half-century. He also is author of Mass Media Election and two general American government texts, The American Democracy (now is 6th edition) and We the People (now in its 5th edition).
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