Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks / Edition 1 by Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson, John Sprague | | 9780521542234 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks / Edition 1

Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks / Edition 1

by Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson, John Sprague
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521542235

ISBN-13: 9780521542234

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Without the experience of disagreement, political communication among citizens loses value and meaning. At the same time, political disagreement and diversity do not always or inevitably survive. This book, accordingly, considers the compelling issue of the circumstances that sustain political diversity, even in politically high stimulus environments where

Overview

Without the experience of disagreement, political communication among citizens loses value and meaning. At the same time, political disagreement and diversity do not always or inevitably survive. This book, accordingly, considers the compelling issue of the circumstances that sustain political diversity, even in politically high stimulus environments where individuals are attentive to politics and the frequency of communication among citizens is correspondingly high.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521542234
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Communication, influence, and the capacity of citizens to disagree; 2. New information, old information, and persistent disagreement; 3. Dyads, networks, and autoregressive influence; 4. Disagreement, heterogeneity, and the effectiveness of political communication; 5. Disagreement, heterogeneity, and persuasion: how does disagreement survive?; 6. Agent-based explanations, patterns of communication, and the inevitability of homogeneity; 7. Agent-based explanations, autoregressive influence, and the survival of disagreement; 8. Heterogeneous networks and citizen capacity: disagreement ambivalence, and engagement; 9. Summary, implications, and conclusion.

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