Coming to public judgment: making democracy work in a complex world

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Syracuse University Press, 1991 - History - 290 pages
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In his most important book to date, Daniel Yankelovich, the dean of American public research, offers a prescription for strengthening the public's hand in its silent power struggle with the experts.

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I thought this was a really perceptive book for the first 100 pages or so, as the author analyzed the nature of public opinion. He distinguishes unreflective and fickle "mass opinion" from the more ... Read full review

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A must read for those in government interested in learning more about how to trust citizens to make sound decisions... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Missing Concept
15
What Is Quality in Public Opinion?
24
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Daniel Yankelovich is a leading interpreter of trends shaping American society and the global economy. As an advisor to large corporations, government agencies, universities, and communities for over forty years, he is regularly at the forefront of public issues. His new firm, Viewpoint Learning, Inc., teaches organizations how to foster new forms of leadership through dialogue. Yankelovich has received many honorary degrees and awards, including the prestigious Helen Dinerman Award from the World Association of Public Opinion Research. He lives in La Jolla, California, and New York.

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