Muffled Echoes: Oliver North and the Politics of Public Opinion

Muffled Echoes: Oliver North and the Politics of Public Opinion

by Amy Fried
     
 

According to Amy Fried, public opinion is more than the sum of a pollster's tally; instead, it as a political tool, integral to the political process, where vested interests compete to legitimize their interpretation of the public voice. Fried explores the construction, interpretation, and uses of public opinion, raising important questions abo
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Overview

According to Amy Fried, public opinion is more than the sum of a pollster's tally; instead, it as a political tool, integral to the political process, where vested interests compete to legitimize their interpretation of the public voice. Fried explores the construction, interpretation, and uses of public opinion, raising important questions abo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231108201
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/24/1997
Series:
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1The Politics of Public Opinion9
2Mapping the Echo Chamber34
3Oliver North and the Politics of Hero Creation62
4Telling the Public What It Thinks98
5Taking an Interest in the Public127
6Trying to Hear the Echoes151
7Public Opinion in Political Context194
Notes229
Bibliography275
Index295

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