"There have been few ambitious, large-scale international collaborative efforts at data collection in the past decade of the sort that are described in this edited volume by Kluegel, Mason and Wegener. . . . This book is a significant contribution to the study of the politics of inequality and to the linkages between microlevel beliefs and opinions and macrolevel phenomena like large-scale social, political, and economic change."
—Karen S. Cook, Contemporary Sociology
"The editors and contributors to Social Justice and Political Change have made a significant addition to our knowledge of public opinion in both Western capitalist democracies and among formerly communist states in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Readers will find a virtual treasure trove in this enormously ambitious work that explores questions of social and economic equality over a range of political, social and economic contexts. . . . It deserves to be in the syllabi of both undergraduate and graduate courses in public opinion, political theory, and comparative politics, and is almost certain to be well cited by researchers."
—Euel Elliott, The American Political Science Review
"This is a valuable book for those interested in justice perceptions among mass publics in the East and West."
—James L. Gibson, The Public Opinion Quarterly
About the Author
James R. Kluegel is chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Evaluating Contemporary Juvenile Justice.