Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice

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CQ Press, Mar 17, 2016 - Political Science - 480 pages
In this revision of their lauded Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice, Rosalee A. Clawson and Zoe M. Oxley continue to link the enduring normative questions of democratic theory to the best empirical research on public opinion. Exploring the tension between ideals and their practice, each chapter focuses on exemplary studies so that students gain a richer understanding of key findings and the research process as well as see methods applied in context.
 

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Contents

ARE CITIZENS PLIABLE?
43
DO CITIZENS ORGANIZE THEIR POLITICAL THINKING?
137
DO CITIZENS ENDORSE AND DEMONSTRATE DEMOCRATIC BASICS?
217
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CITIZENS AND THEIR GOVERNMENT?
311
WHAT DO WE MAKE OF PUBLIC OPINION IN A DEMOCRACY?
377
NOTES
386
GLOSSARY
429
INDEX
441
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
459
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Rosalee A. Clawson is professor of political science at Purdue University. Her research focuses on public opinion, mass media and politics, political psychology, and the politics of race, class, and gender. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Journal of Black Studies, and Global Environmental Change. She is the coauthor of Legacy and Legitimacy: Black Americans and the Supreme Court.

Zoe M. Oxley is professor of political science at Union College. Her research interests include the effects of the media on public opinion, gender and public opinion, women in electoral politics, and political psychology. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, and PS: Political Science and Politics.

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