Public Opinion

A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions.

Author: Walter Lippmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486437033

Category: Political Science

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A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions. It changed the nature of political science as a scholarly discipline and introduced concepts that continue to influence political theory.

Public Opinion

How do the mass media shape public opinion or link it with governmental decision-making? This book explores such questions by tracing the historical development and application of the concept of public opinion.

Author: Vincent Price

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803940238

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Public opinion - is it a simple aggregation of individual views, or is it some kind of collective-level, emergent product of debate? What is the role of public opinion in popular government? How do the mass media shape public opinion or link it with governmental decision-making? This book explores such questions by tracing the historical development and application of the concept of public opinion.

Crystallizing Public Opinion

Aimed at governments and corporations in the wake of World War I, this classic work combines crowd psychology with the pillars of psychoanalysis to argue the importance of public relations in democratic society.

Author: Edward L. Bernays

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497698802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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A revolutionary work on public relations and marketing by the provocative thinker who was dubbed the father of public relations Few books have been as quietly powerful as Edward L. Bernays’s Crystallizing Public Opinion. First published in 1923, it is a groundbreaking and, as history has shown, influential guide to the most crucial principles of mass persuasion. Aimed at governments and corporations in the wake of World War I, this classic work combines crowd psychology with the pillars of psychoanalysis to argue the importance of public relations in democratic society. Citing far-reaching case studies from the resuscitation of a beleaguered magazine in New York to Lithuania’s campaign for global recognition, Bernays illustrates the burgeoning significance of his field in shaping public opinion while also laying out the crucial techniques for mobilizing broad-based support in an increasingly fragmented world. Celebrated by PBS in its Books That Shook the World feature, Crystallizing Public Opinion occupies a fascinating place in history, defining both a concept and a system that were taken up by progressive social movements, corporate barons, and national governments alike.

Contemporary Public Opinion

This book discusses the public opinion process with a focus on the role that the news media play in shaping public opinion.

Author: Maxwell McCombs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351226721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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This book discusses the public opinion process with a focus on the role that the news media play in shaping public opinion. Although heavily influenced by the agenda-setting perspective -- the view that the news media define the important issues of the day and determine how these issues are presented -- the authors neither support nor refute this claim. They present instead a variety of contemporary scholarship integrated into a coherent picture of public opinion for a general audience.

Public Opinion

This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of how public opinion is formed and charged, as well as how it affects democratic society.

Author: Carroll J. Glynn

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813349404

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

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This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of how public opinion is formed and charged, as well as how it affects democratic society."

Public Opinion the Press and Public Policy

Examines the ways in which public opinion affects public policy via the news media. Draws together theory and original research concerning the role of the press in shaping public policy.

Author: J. David Kennamer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275950972

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Examines the ways in which public opinion affects public policy via the news media. Draws together theory and original research concerning the role of the press in shaping public policy.

Public Opinion and Twentieth Century Diplomacy

Incorporating a variety of methodological approaches, the book looks at: -British policy at the Paris Peace Conference -French policy in the era of 1930s appeasement -Policy choices of the US during the Vietnam War -Global responses to ...

Author: Daniel Hucker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472533098

Category: History

Page: 232

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Public Opinion and 20th-Century Diplomacy explores both the influence of public opinion on diplomatic decision making in international history, and its emergence as a legitimate field of study for international historians. The book uses five case studies to examine the impact of public opinion on the "high" politics of diplomacy. Incorporating a variety of methodological approaches, the book looks at: -British policy at the Paris Peace Conference -French policy in the era of 1930s appeasement -Policy choices of the US during the Vietnam War -Global responses to apartheid-era South Africa -Public attitudes across the EU regarding European integration This book demonstrates the vibrancy of public opinion research to date and the possibilities for future lines of study.

Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy Revised Edition

"Impressively comprehensive and current: an excellent revision of a book by the #1 authority on the topic. This new edition will remain at the forefront for consultation and textbook adoption on the topic for years to come.

Author: Ole R. Holsti

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030118

Category: Political Science

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Thoroughly revised edition of an essential text, incorporating a wealth of new material on American foreign policy since 9/11. The second edition of this concise masterwork includes vast amounts of new material on American foreign policy in the post-9/11 era, including the war in Iraq. Holsti explores the poorly understood role of public opinion in international affairs, looking at Americans' capacity to make informed judgments about issues far removed from their personal experience. "Impressively comprehensive and current: an excellent revision of a book by the #1 authority on the topic. This new edition will remain at the forefront for consultation and textbook adoption on the topic for years to come." -Bruce Russett, Yale University "I thought the first edition was the best single treatment of the subject-so, apparently, did the student who 'borrowed' my copy-and this is a worthy successor. The new edition almost flawlessly accomplishes the goal Holsti sets for himself: an update of his landmark book in light of emerging research and the dramatically changed state of the world that confronts U.S. foreign policy." -Randy Siverson, University of California, Davis "For those who are curious about the impact of 9/11 on American public opinion, for serious students of the relationship between foreign policy and public opinion, for anyone who wants to understand contemporary American opinion about the United States' place in the world, and for citizens tired of conventional wisdom about a difficult and important subject, Holsti's study is not only interesting and topical, it is essential." -Maxine Isaacs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University "In an age of almost weekly polling on foreign policy, Holsti's insights are indispensable. He delivers double tour de force in this new edition, providing his own current and historical research along with a comprehensive synthesis of the existing literature. His analysis of the relationships between public opinion and foreign policy since 9/11 will prove particularly valuable for students and scholars alike." -Richard Eichenberg, Tufts University "Holsti combines a vast knowledge of political history and a mastery of the relevant scholarship with up-to-date empirical data to address the question of what role the general public can play in shaping foreign policy. This revised edition is a remarkable achievement." -Shoon Murray, School of International Service, American University

Public Opinion

The work is divided into eight parts, covering such varied issues as stereotypes, image making, and organized intelligence.

Author: Walter Lippmann

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ISBN: 1947844563

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Walter Lippmann wrote his "Public Opinion" at a time when something like the 'mass media' was coming into existence. Prior to the age of electronic communication, the only mechanism for reaching large numbers of individuals was the newspapers. In World War I, he saw how opportunistic nations used the newspapers to serve their often nefarious aims. Lippmann, however, believed that in the hands of super-intelligent, disinterested, omni-benevelont 'experts, ' the 'mass media' could bring about world peace. The school system, the advent of radio, and of course, the television, were arriving or coming along shortly. Each allowed a small group of people the ability to manage a much larger group, inspiring optimism among liberals and progressives that with the right forumula, the horrors seen in World War I would never occur again. Lippmann wrote "Public Opinion" in 1922, shortly after World War I. In 1924, a certain Adolf Hitler would be spending time in jail. If this merited any mention in any newspaper, it is doubtful that no expert paid it any mind. 1939 was, after all, a long way off.
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Public opinion and social change

D. J. Devine, The Political Culture of the United States, Little-Brown, Boston, 1971 and Gabriel A. Almond, Sidney Verba, The Civic Culture, Princeton University Press, Prin­ ceton, 1961. 5 Ebenda, S. 160. 6 Ebenda, S. 315. 7 Ebenda 8 ...

Author: Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann

Publisher: Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039202721

Category: Social Science

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1 Paul F. Lazarsfeld, "The Obligations of the 1950 Pollster to the 1984 Historian" in Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 14, 1950, S. 617-638. 2 Ebenda, S. 634. 3 Ebenda, S. 630. 4 Vgl. D. J. Devine, The Political Culture of the United States, Little-Brown, Boston, 1971 and Gabriel A. Almond, Sidney Verba, The Civic Culture, Princeton University Press, Prin­ ceton, 1961. 5 Ebenda, S. 160. 6 Ebenda, S. 315. 7 Ebenda 8 Ebenda 9 Ebenda 10 Hans-Dieter Klingemann, "Dimensions of Ideological Cognition and Ideological Orientation ", Zentrum fUr Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen, Universitat Mannheim, 1976, S. 7. 11 Judith V. Tomey, A. N. Oppenheim, Russel F. Famen, Civic Education in Ten Countries, John Wiley, New York, 1975. 12 Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, Erich Peter Neumann (Hrsg.),Jahrbuch der affentlichen Meinung, Band V (1968-73), Verlag fUr Demoskopie, Allensbach, 1974, S. 223. 13 Institut fUr Wahlanalysen und Gesellschaftsbeobachtung, "Wahlstudie 1976", S. 168. 14 David P. Conradt, "West Germany: A Remade Political Culture?", in Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 7, 1974, S. 230-236. Vgl. auch G. R. Boynton, Gerhard Loewenberg, "Der Bundestag im BewuBtsein der Offentlichkeit 1951-59", in Politische Vierteljahresscbrift, Vol. 14, 1973, S. 3-25. 15 Erwin K. Scheuch, "The Cross-Cultural Use of Sample Surveys: Problems of Comparability", in Stein Rokkan (Hrsg.), Comparative Research Across Cultures and Nations, Mouton, Pa­ ris und Den Haag, 1968, S. 198, und Monica Charlot, "The Ideological Distance Between the Two Major Parties in Britain", in European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 3, 1976, S.177-188.

The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

With engaging new contributions from the major figures in the fields of the media and public opinion The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media is a key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today.

Author: Robert Y. Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199545636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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With engaging new contributions from the major figures in the fields of the media and public opinion The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media is a key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today.

Monthly Public Opinion Surveys

MONTHLY OMNIBUS SERVICE ALL - INDIA POLITICAL , ECONOMIC , SOCIAL AND CONSUMER SURVEYS The Indian Institute of Public Opinion and the Marketing Research ...

Author: Indian Institute of Public Opinion

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078213025

Category: India

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The Tet Offensive

In this new work, historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict.

Author: David F. Schmitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742544869

Category: History

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On January 30, 1968 approximately 84,000 North Vietnamese Army and National Liberation Front forces launched nearly simultaneous attacks against over 100 cities and military installations in South Vietnam. The well-coordinated urban attacks came during the most sacred of Vietnamese holidays and caught American commanders by surprise. The results of the Tet Offensive were monumental, tens of thousands were killed and many more wounded. But its importance goes far beyond its military outcome to the powerful political, psychological, and economic impact in the United States. In this new work, historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict. Schmitz situates the Tet Offensive in the context of American foreign policy and the state of the war up to 1968 while carefully considering the impact of the media on American public opinion. Through his up-to-date analysis of recently available sources, Schmitz works to dispel myths and clarify the central debates surrounding this pivotal event that brought an end to American escalation of the war and led to LBJ's decision to withdraw from the presidential race.

Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability

"This book makes original and creative use of different data sets to examine some key questions about the functioning of political representation and elite linkages.

Author: Vincent L. Hutchings

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691123799

Category: Political Science

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Much of public opinion research over the past several decades suggests that the American voters are woefully uninformed about politics and thus unable to fulfill their democratic obligations. Arguing that this perception is faulty, Vincent Hutchings shows that, under the right political conditions, voters are surprisingly well informed on the issues that they care about and use their knowledge to hold politicians accountable. Though Hutchings is not the first political scientist to contend that the American public is more politically engaged than it is often given credit for, previous scholarship--which has typically examined individual and environmental factors in isolation--has produced only limited evidence of an attentive electorate. Analyzing broad survey data as well as the content of numerous Senate and gubernatorial campaigns involving such issues as race, labor, abortion, and defense, Hutchings demonstrates that voters are politically engaged when politicians and the media discuss the issues that the voters perceive as important. Hutchings finds that the media--while far from ideal--do provide the populace with information regarding the responsiveness of elected representatives and that groups of voters do monitor this information when "their" issues receive attention. Thus, while the electorate may be generally uninformed about and uninterested in public policy, a complex interaction of individual motivation, group identification, and political circumstance leads citizens concerned about particular issues to obtain knowledge about their political leaders and use that information at the ballot box.

American Public Opinion

New to the Tenth Edition Updates all data through the 2016 elections and includes early polling through 2018. Pays increased attention to polarization. Adds a new focus on public opinion and immigration.

Author: Robert S. Erikson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138490709

Category: Public opinion

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Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, including its origins in political socialization, its role in the electoral process, and the impact of the media, American Public Opinion goes beyond a simple presentation of data to include a critical analysis of the role of public opinion in American democracy. New to the 10th Edition Updates all data through the 2016 elections and includes early polling through 2018. Pays increased attention to polarization. Adds a new focus on public opinion and immigration. Covers new voting patterns related to race, ethnicity, and gender. Reviews public opinion developments on health care. Expands coverage of political misinformation, media bias, and negativity, especially in social media. Defends political polling even in the wake of 2016 failings.

Reading Public Opinion

READING PUBLIC OPINION offers a provocative approach for understanding how public opinion fits into the empirical world of politics.

Author: Susan Herbst

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226327477

Category: Political Science

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READING PUBLIC OPINION offers a provocative approach for understanding how public opinion fits into the empirical world of politics. Scholar Susan Herbst reveals that how public opinion is actually assessed has little to do with the mass public. Her original and important book forces us to rethink our assumptions about the place of public opinion in contemporary politics.

Public Opinion Poll

Market Research Company of East Africa. < NGALA: "Tries to divide Africans'* 20% "Changeable in opinion" 17%

Author: Market Research Company of East Africa

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105070830422

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