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    • A Bibliography of Expectation States Research 

      Berger, Joseph; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-15)
      This bibliography is a revised and expanded version of working paper 100.
    • Decisions, Nondecisions, and Metadecisions 

      Zelditch, Morris Jr; Harris, William; Thomas, George M; Walker, Henry A (2015-08-15)
      Political decisions at all stages, from community to country,occur only after a process of agenda setting. Nondecisions result from failing to raise an issue to the appropriate decision-making body, and occur through ...
    • Distributive Justice: A Status Value Formulation 

      Berger, Joseph; Zelditch, Morris Jr; Anderson, Bo; Cohen, Bernard P (2015-07-29)
      The authors present a theory of distributive justice, feelings that a distribution of benefits and burdens to particular individuals is right and proper. They distinguish local systems and referential structures, and the ...
    • Effects of a Legitimate Authority's Justification of Inequality on the Mobilization of Revolutionary Coalitions 

      Linewebber, David; Barr-Bryan, Dorine; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-15)
      The authors explore revolutionary coalition formation in equitable situations. They posited that actors would form such coalitions if the equitable relations were threatened. Results of an experimental test of that idea ...
    • Expectation States Theory: The Status of a Research Program 

      Berger, Joseph; Wagner, David G; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-15)
      This technical report updates the theoretical developments and empirical research in the program since the review by Berger, Rosenholtz, and Zelditch (1980).
    • Expectations, Shared Awareness, and Power 

      Samuel, Yitzhak; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2017-08-16)
      The authors develop a theory of expectations about interpersonal power to control rewards and punishments, and to induce compliance. They present an extended review of conceptions of power, and identify four empirical ...
    • How are Inconsistencies between Status and Ability Resolved? 

      Zelditch, Morris Jr; Lauderdale, Patrick; Stublarec, Steven (2015-08-15)
      This Technical Report (similar to 32, 35 and 53) addresses the form of combination of status characteristics with particular interest in developing the theory of status characteristics and expectation states for multi- ...
    • Legitimacy and Collective Action 

      Thomas, George M.; Walker, Henry A.; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2017-08-16)
      This is a revision of WP 84-4. The authors develop an explicit theoretical foundation for the common belief that legitimation is somehow important in mobilizing collective action. They distinguish validity of a rule ...
    • Legitimacy and the Support of Revolutionary Coalitions 

      Walker, Henry A.; Rogers, Larry; Lyman, Katherine; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2017-08-16)
      The authors develop a theory of conditions under which inequity will lead to attempts to change the structure. Factors affecting the likelihood of attempts include power differences, false consciousness, low self-esteem, ...
    • The Legitimacy of Redistributive Agendas 

      Zelditch, Morris Jr; Gilliland, Edward; Thomas, George M (2017-08-16)
      a. The authors investigate the idea of nondecisions regarding redistributive political agenda. They focus on an idea that the greater the likelihood that a policy would redistribute resources, the less likely that policy ...
    • Legitimation, Endorsement, and Compliance 

      Walker, Henry A; Thomas, George M; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-15)
      The theoretical development distinguishes three objects of legitimation, of persons, of positions, and of actions; and three types of legitimacy, propriety, endorsement, and authorization. Propriety is normative support ...
    • On Conservative Attitudes 

      Anderson, Bo; Zelditch, Morris Jr; Takagi, Paul; Whiteside, Don (2015-07-13)
      This paper argues that rank disequilibrium (or status inconsistency) is a factor in developing right-wing attitudes. The topic had contemporary relevance with the prominence of the John Birch Society, the Christian ...
    • On the Balance of a Set of Ranks 

      Zelditch, Morris Jr; Anderson, Bo (2015-07-13)
      This theoretical paper addresses what was then called “status consistency” or “status crystallization.” Discrepant ranks on different characteristics such as income, occupational prestige, education, race, and religion ...
    • Rank Equilibration and Political Behavior 

      Anderson, Bo; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-07-14)
      The authors develop theoretical ideas in Technical Report #7 and outline links to political behavior. Technical Report #9 is more abstract than TR #8. This paper develops a theoretical argument about social comparison ...
    • A Revised Bibliography of Expectation States Research 

      Berger, Joseph; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2017-08-16)
      As titled. This WP is a revision and expansion of TR#67. Berger, Wagner, and Webster (2014) provide a newer, although focused, view of the program.
    • Stability of Organizational Status Structures 

      Zelditch, Morris Jr; Berger, Joseph; Cohen, Bernard P (2015-07-14)
      The authors develop theoretical foundation for ideas in earlier technical reports and elsewhere on status consistency, focusing on effects for organizations. When inconsistent ranks of individuals and jobs become salient, ...
    • Status Characteristics and Expectation States: A Process Model 

      Berger, Joseph; Cohen, Bernard P.; Conner, Thomas L.; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-07-21)
      This technical report describes how status inequality can produce similar inequality of expectation states, and how the interaction process is affected by the status generalization process. It elaborates some ideas in the ...
    • Status Characteristics and Social Interaction 

      Berger, Joseph; Cohen, Bernard P; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-10)
      The authors review literature on effects of status differences on interaction and formulate general principles of status generalization to explain them. Next they conduct direct tests of the explanation in an experimental ...
    • Status Conditions of Self-Evaluation 

      Berger, Joseph; Zelditch, Morris Jr; Anderson, Bo; Cohen, Bernard P. (2017-08-24)
      This is a revision of TR#24. It expands the discussion of conditions for stability, adding the idea of cliques that support stable self-evaluations.
    • Status Organizing Processes 

      Berger, Joseph; Rosenholtz, Susan J; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-15)
      The authors review theoretical and empirical work related to the theory of status characteristics and expectation states to this date,1980.