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From Representative to Responsive Government?

Jean Charlot

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Despite the rise in electoral abstention, decline in party identification, and lack of trust in political elites, representative democracy is not in crisis, although the economic policies of ... More


Communicative Institutions: Public Opinion, Mass Media, Polls, Associations

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Civil society should be understood not merely in terms of contrasting symbolic categories but as structures of feeling, the diffusely sensed obligations and rights that represent, and are at the same ... More


Assessing Opinion

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Politicians in Britain are not alone in needing to assess public opinion, but they did not pioneer modern techniques for doing so. The pioneers were social investigators grappling with poverty, ... More


Al‐Jazeerah and the Internet as Sites of Democratic Struggle

Larbi Sadiki

in Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562985
eISBN:
9780191721182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562985.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

What role do al-Jazeerah and the Internet play in strengthening ‘Arab opinion’ and democratic struggles in the Arab World? This chapter attempts to answer this question by placing emphasis, as in the ... More


The Changing Climate For Reform

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the changing climate for legal reform with regard to active voluntary euthanasia by considering a number of related issues: public opinion which appears to be increasingly in ... More


Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Nathaniel Persily, Jack Citrin, and Patrick J. Egan (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

American politics is most notably characterized by the heated debates on constitutional interpretation at the core of its ever-raging culture wars, and the coverage of these lingering disputes is ... More


Educating Global Citizens in the Cold War

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter depicts the challenges posed to higher education during the Cold War. Despite suffering a torrent of anticommunist attacks—and more than a few casualties—higher education also played a ... More


Public opinion and public policy in the Czech Republic

Paulína Tabery

in Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447318149
eISBN:
9781447318156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318149.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter deals with the relationship between public opinion and public policy. The first part discusses the dominant role of opinion polls as a representation of public opinion, their strengths ... More


The Myths and Meaning of Public Opinion and World War II

in In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043586
eISBN:
9780226043463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043463.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From December 31, 1944, until January 4, 1945, the American Institute of Public Opinion (AIPO) conducted a survey asking, “If Hitler offered to make peace now and would give up all land he has ... More


The Gender of Public Opinion: Naomi Mitchison, Celia Fremlin, and the Women of Mass-Observation

Megan Faragher

in Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As contributors to Mass-Observation, Naomi Mitchison and Celia Fremlin emphasize the important, and often undervalued, role of qualitative analysis in the assessment of public opinion throughout ... More


Perceptions of Disruption: Media Representations and Medical Staffs’ Perceptions of Undocumented Immigrants’ Impact on Healthcare Services in Post–SB 1070 Arizona

Jonathan Maupin

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Anti-immigrant discourses persistently construct images of undocumented immigrants as a disruptive force in almost every aspect of American society. Yet, the extent to which these discourses reflect ... More


Introduction: From the Era of the Crowd to the Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

in Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After staging the stakes of the mid-century turn towards psychography in W.H. Auden’s “The Unknown Citizen,” the Introduction provides a pre-history of “psychography,” a term coined in the Victorian ... More


Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas modernist writers lauded the consecrated realm of subjective interiority, mid-century writers were engrossed by the materialization of the collective mind. An obsession with group thinking ... More


“Vodka Is Our Enemy, but Who Said We’re Afraid of Enemies?”

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Addresses the surprisingly difficult matter of establishing how much alcohol Russians actually drink, and details the problems with the various statistical measures available. The chapter then ... More


Public Ambivalence about Government

Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

in Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199965540
eISBN:
9780199360833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 further develops the theme discussed in Chapter 2 that the United States has experienced alternating periods of pro- and antigovernment sentiment. The ambivalence between favorable and ... More


Introduction

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

in The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748693023
eISBN:
9781474406086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693023.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter introduces readers to the key players who shaped the Iraq war policy. It identifies these individuals through the specific role each played in selling the war. It notes that they ... More


Conservative Hegemony?: Elections, 1983–92

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198844952
eISBN:
9780191880322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844952.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter concerns the British general elections of 1983, 1987, and 1992. All three were won by the Conservatives. In 1983, the party was returned with a majority of 144 seats, despite having been ... More


The Way Things Were: Elections, 1964–70

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198844952
eISBN:
9780191880322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844952.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter concerns the British general elections of 1964, 1966, and 1970. The first contest ended thirteen years of Conservative government, although Labour secured an overall majority of just ... More


‘Decade of Dealignment’: Elections, 1974–9

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198844952
eISBN:
9780191880322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844952.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter concerns the British general elections of February 1974, October 1974, and 1979 during what came to be known as the ‘Decade of Dealignment’. The first two contests were closely fought, ... More


Method

James Hinton

in The Mass Observers: A History, 1937-1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671045
eISBN:
9780191750656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671045.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Away from the narrative, this chapter reviews Mass-Observation’s research methods, discussing the techniques employed by the fieldworkers: observation of behaviour, overheard conversion, informal and ... More


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