Public Opinion: Developments and Controversies in the Twentieth Century

Public Opinion: Developments and Controversies in the Twentieth Century

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by Slavko Splichal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847691632

ISBN-13: 9780847691630

Pub. Date: 08/05/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This major work surveys the historical roots, theoretical foundations, and normative claims of 20th-century conceptualizations of public opinion. It reanalyzes leading traditions, such as those of Lippmann, Dewey, and Noelle-Neumann, and reinvents some unjustly ignored ones, such as Toennies, Harrisson, and Wilson. The book critically examines popular modern

Overview

This major work surveys the historical roots, theoretical foundations, and normative claims of 20th-century conceptualizations of public opinion. It reanalyzes leading traditions, such as those of Lippmann, Dewey, and Noelle-Neumann, and reinvents some unjustly ignored ones, such as Toennies, Harrisson, and Wilson. The book critically examines popular modern research strategies such as polling and the 'spiral of silence' model and looks at the role of mass media in the formation and expression of public opinion. This comprehensive and original treatment is a must for all serious students and scholars of public opinion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847691630
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/1999
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Publicity, the Public, and Public Opinion Chapter 3 Public Opinion: The Substance or Phantom of Democracy? Chapter 4 Public Opinion as a Form of Social Will: Toennies' Critique Chapter 5 Public Opinion and Participation: The Dewey-Lippmann Controversy Chapter 6 Public Opinion as Panopticon: A Critique of the Spiral of Silence Chapter 7 Political Institutionalization of Public Opinion: Controversies on Polling Chapter 8 Public Opinion and the Mass Media: Questions of Democratization and Regulation

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Public Opinion: Developments and Controversies in the Twentieth Century 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is that the book is good compilation and nothing more. If you wana quick review it is all right but if you want to get some answers it wont help you.