9781608717965

Public Opinion : Democratic Ideals, Democtratic Practice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781608717965

  • ISBN 10:

    1608717968

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/01/2012
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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Summary

In this revision to their lauded core text, Clawson and Oxley continue to link the enduring normative questions of democratic theory to existing empirical research on public opinion. Exploring the tension between ideals and their practice, each chapter focuses on a handful of exemplary studies so students gain a richer understanding of the research process and see methods applied in context. With new scholarship and data throughout, this second edition includes substantial new material on the critical role of groups in shaping public opinion, as well as recent developments in U.S. politics, such as public evaluations of President Obama, the power of new media, the rise of the Tea Party movement, and more.

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