Public Information Campaigns and Opinion Research: A Handbook for the Student and Practitioner

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Political modernization via the advent of mass communications has served to produce unprecedented levels of communication skills between executive, legislative and administrative elites and modern citizens.

This Handbook draws on multidisciplinary insights and the experiences of campaign practitioners to provide a comprehensive guide to planning, implementing and measuring public information and communication campaigns using survey research.

Part 1 outlines the basic theoretical approaches. Parts 2 draws on examples of national campaigns and Part 3 shifts the focus to international campaigns. In each instance different cases are used to illustrate methods of research, the role of different actors like,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761964315
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/5/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans-Dieter Klingemann earned his academic degrees from the University of Cologne (1966: Dr. rer. pol.) and from the University of Mannheim (1978: Dr. habil.). He has held academic positions at the University of Cologne (1966-74), the Center for Survey Research (ZUMA), Mannheim (1974-80), the Free University of Berlin (1980-2002), the Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (2001-2005), and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (1989-2003). Professor Klingemann has also taught political science at the University of Bonn (1972/73), the University of Tübingen (1976/77), the University of Michigan (1970, 1974, 1987, 1997), the University of Georgia (1973), the European University Institute, Florence (1978), the State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y. (1987), the Virginia Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia (1988/89), and the Institut d' Études Politiques de Paris 1999, 2003-2005). Since 1995 he is a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine, and since 2005 of the Centre d’Etudes Européennes, Sciences Po, Paris. In the profession Professor Klingemann has served as Vice-President (1982/83) and President of the International Society of Political Psychology (1986/87), as member of the Executive Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research (1988/94), as Vice-President of the International Political Science Association (1994/97), as President of the German Paul Lazarsfeld-Society (1994/99), and as President of the European Political Science Network (2002-2005).

In 1999 Professor Klingemann was elected foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and in 2001 he became member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. He is also Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and doctor honoris causa in philosophy of Örebro Universitet, Sweden, and doctor honoris causa of the Social Sciences of the Universiteit van Tilburg, The Netherlands. His current research interest is in the field of democratic politics with special attention to the persistence of democratic regimes and the quality of the democratic process.

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Table of Contents

Foreward - Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Andrea R[um]ommeleKarlheinz Reif
Campaigns and Surveys - Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Andrea Rommele
An Introduction
Information and Communication Campaigns - Katrin Voltmer and Andrea Rommele
Linking Theory to Practice
Modeling and Evaluating Public Relations Campaigns - Barbara Baerns and Juliana Raupp
Towards a Theory of Campaigns - Michael Schenk and Thomas Dobler
The Role of Opinion Leaders
The Importance of Research in Planning and Developing Communications Campaigns - Malcolm Rigg
The UK Government Home Office Smoke Alarms Campaign
Planning and Implementing a National Campaign - Simon Rayner
Two Campaigns by the National Farmers Union
Public Opinion Information and Campaign Strategies - Ronald L Holzhacker
An American Case Study
Communicating 'Europe' - Hans Dieter-Klingemann and Andrea Rommele
Implications For Multi-Level Governance in the European Union
Campaign Practices and Survey Use in the European Commission - Christine Putz
The Eurobarometer Survey
The Role of Survey Research in International Campaigns - Michele Corrado
What Can Be Learnt From Case Studies?
Effective Campaign Assessment - Leon Ostergaard
How to Learn From Your Failures
Using Survey Research to Determine the Effects of a Campaign - Klaus Schonbach
Using Market Research Techniques to Determine Campaign Effects - Rolf Pfleiderer
Using Survey Research in Campaigns - Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Andrea Rommele
A Summary and Checklist for the Student and Campaign Practitioner
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