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Navigating Public Opinion: Polls, Policy, and the Future of American Democracy Jeff Manza

Navigating Public Opinion: Polls, Policy, and the Future of American Democracy

Jeff Manza

Published August 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780195149340
Paperback
392 pages
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Do politicians listen to the public? When? How often? Or are the views of the public manipulated and used strategically by elites? In this text, leading scholars of American politics assess and debate the impact of public opinion on policy making.MoreDo politicians listen to the public? When? How often? Or are the views of the public manipulated and used strategically by elites? In this text, leading scholars of American politics assess and debate the impact of public opinion on policy making. Central issues include the changing relationship between opinion and policy over time, how key actors use public opinion to formulate domestic and foriegn policy and how measurment techniques might improve our understanding of the results of polls and survey research.