New Directions in Public Opinion

New Directions in Public Opinion

New Directions in American Politics The Routledge series New Directions in American Politics is composed of contributed volumes covering key areas of study in the field of American politics and government.

Author: Adam J. Berinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317684206

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology, and even biology to learn how ordinary people come to understand the complicated business of politics. But much of the path-breaking research in the field of public opinion is published in journals, taking up fairly narrow questions one at a time and often requiring advanced statistical knowledge to understand these findings. As a result, the study of public opinion can seem confusing and incoherent to undergraduates. To engage undergraduate students in this area, a new type of textbook is required. The second edition of New Directions in Public Opinion brings together leading scholars to provide an accessible and coherent overview of the current state of the field of public opinion. Each chapter provides a general overview of topics that are at the cutting edge of study as well as well-established cornerstones of the field. Each contributor has made substantive revisions to their chapters, and three chapters have been added on genetics and biology, immigration, and political extremism and the Tea Party. Suitable for use as a main textbook or in tandem with a lengthier survey, this book comprehensively covers the topics of public opinion research and pushes students further to explore critical topics in contemporary politics.
Categories: Political Science

New Directions in Judicial Politics

New Directions in Judicial Politics

They organize letter-writing campaigns and encourage the public to contact their senator. As part of their lobbying efforts, interest groups also directly convey information about the direction and intensity of constituent opinion.

Author: Kevin T. McGuire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136650024

Category: Law

Page: 353

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With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to address questions that are of genuine interest to students. In addition to presenting a set of conclusions about the way in which courts operate, this book also models the craft of political research, illustrating how one can account for a variety of factors that might affect the courts and how they operate. The renowned scholars and teachers in this volume invite critical thinking, not only about the substance of law and courts in America, but also about the ways in which we study judicial politics.
Categories: Law

New Directions in the American Presidency

New Directions in the American Presidency

The Routledge series NewDirections in American Politics iscomposed of contributed volumes coveringkey areas of ... Edited byStephen K.Medvic New Directions in Congressional Politics EditedbyJamie Carson New Directions in Public Opinion ...

Author: Lori Cox Han

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136994593

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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The study of the American presidency, both as a political institution and the men who have held the office, is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the American Presidency takes a current look at the various issues facing the presidency and provides a "state of the art" overview of current trends in the field of presidency research. This edited volume covers all of the standard topics necessary for use in an undergraduate-level presidency course or a graduate-level seminar while also bringing together key disciplinary debates and treatment of important current real-world developments. Each chapter is written with students in mind so that it remains accessible, interesting, and engaging and does not inundate readers with pedantic or jargonistic terms. This will undoubtedly become a key resource to engage students in the exciting debates over scholarship on presidential politics.
Categories: Political Science

New Directions in Surveillance and Privacy

New Directions in Surveillance and Privacy

With public opinion potentially playing such a leading role in the eventual success of the scheme, both the Home Office and the independent campaigning organisation opposed to identity cards and the database state N02ID (2008b) have ...

Author: Benjamin Jervis Goold

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781843923633

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

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The field of surveillance studies is developing at a rapid rate, fuelled by a deep unease about the future of individual privacy and growing interest in a number of questions that lie at the heart of the discipline. What information is held about us? To what extent is that information secure? How should new technologies be regulated? How will developments in surveillance affect our ordinary and everyday lives? Deliberately multi-disciplinary in character, New Directions in Surveillance and Privacy examines these questions from a range of different perspectives, and includes contributions from leading academics in sociology, law, management studies, literary analysis and Internet studies. As privacy comes under increasing threat and surveillance extends into more and more areas of our daily lives, surveillance studies needs to develop in new directions, form new perspectives, and gain new insights. In keeping with this aim, the chapters of this book consider how individuals, organisations, and states gather, analyse, and share ever-increasing amounts of our personal and private information. Divided into three sections, this book contains chapters touching on issues of legal regulation, changes in the technology of surveillance, and on the future of privacy and surveillance. In so doing, this new collection provides a unique and eclectic insight into the question of how the spread of surveillance is changing our lives and the societies in which we live.
Categories: Political Science

New Directions in India s Foreign Policy

New Directions in India s Foreign Policy

While on one hand media is often 'managed' to steer public opinion in a certain pro-government direction, it has increasingly provided a platform for counter-narratives and critique of the government's foreign policy.

Author: Harsh V. Pant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108645669

Category: Political Science

Page:

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India's foreign policy has witnessed a dramatic transformation since the end of the Cold War. Though academic study of Indian foreign policy has also shown a degree of maturity, theoretical developments have been underwhelming. Scholars have introduced new concepts and examined Indian foreign policy through new prisms, but a cohesive research agenda has not yet been charted. This volume intends to fill that void. It brings together new cutting-edge research in the field of Indian foreign policy - both at the theoretical and empirical level - so as to shape the discourse on foreign policy of one of the most important players in global politics. This volume explores key concepts like 'constructivism' and 'territoriality' and analyses their contribution to the academic discourse on Indian foreign policy. Issues such as the 'Indo-Pacific' and the 'responsibility to protect' have also been examined to address the expanding horizons of Indian foreign policy.
Categories: Political Science

New Directions in US Foreign Policy

New Directions in US Foreign Policy

In this chapter, we began by identifying the twoprincipal theoretical perspectives for understanding the role of public opinion in affecting American foreignpolicy direction– one that seesthepublic's views as uninformed andmoodish, ...

Author: Inderjeet Parmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135969233

Category: Political Science

Page: 452

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This text is a state of the art overview of US foreign policy. The book provides a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions.
Categories: Political Science

New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

Dutwin, D. (2003), 'The character of deliberation: equality, argument, and the formation of public opinion', International Journal ofPublic Opinion Research, 15 (3), 239–64. Elster, J. (1998), 'Introduction', in J. Elster (ed.) ...

Author: Frank Vanclay

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781001196

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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'This book should be read by anyone commissioning impact assessments who wants to build their understanding of the more progressive and innovative end of the topic. A job well done in the eyes of stakeholders and regulators requires proper social analysis.' Jon Samuel, Head of Social Performance, Anglo American 'The list of authors reads like a who's who in SIA. Academics and practitioners are equally represented among the authors. The book provides a good mix of broad theoretical concepts and specific practical topics.' Martin Haefele, Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment at Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 'This book gives a very broad overview of where Social Impact Assessment is coming from, where it is now and where it could go: from an impact assessment tool to an impact management tool. It provides a realistic insight in both the achievements and the struggles of Social Impact Assessment. A recommended read for both those interested in Social Impact Assessment and those in related domains where social issues are gaining increasing importance, such as Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal.' Rob Verheem, Deputy Director, Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced. This significant addition to the literature will be an invaluable reference for academics, consultants and practitioners.
Categories: Social Science

New Directions in Quantitative Comparative Sociology

New Directions in Quantitative Comparative Sociology

Public opinion in Bulgaria is quite clear : you need unequal rewards and high profits if people should bother to take the extra effort . The fourth dimention taps support for the need for equality on a system level .

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004473362

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A variety of contemporary social phenomena that are no longer limited to national borders but that are of a global order are assumed to be related with characteristics of the nation states. This is tested empirically using the qualitative tools of mainstream sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Journal of Romanian Studies

Journal of Romanian Studies

23 Adam J. Berinsky, New Directions in Public Opinion. New Directions in American Politics, 3rd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2019); Matthew Bauman, Tim Groeling, War Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War (Princeton: ...

Author: Raluca Coman, Ioana Radu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783838216041

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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The biannual, peer-reviewed Journal of Romanian Studies, jointly developed by The Society for Romanian Studies and ibidem Press, examines critical issues in Romanian studies, linking work in that field to wider theoretical debates and issues of current relevance, and serving as a forum for junior and senior scholars. The journal also presents articles that connect Romania and Moldova comparatively with other states and their ethnic majorities and minorities, and with other groups by investigating the challenges of migration and globalization and the impact of the European Union. Issue No. 6 is a Special Issue on Communication, guest-edited by Raluca Radu and Ioana Coman. It contains contributions by Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Lucian-Vasile Szabo, Alla Rosca, Marius Dragomir, Dumitrița Holdiș, Cristina Lupu, Manuela Preoteasa, Marian Voicu, Antonio Momoc, Onoriu Colăcel, Tibori Szabo Zoltan, Andrei Richter, Paolo Mancini, Anca Șincan, Roland Clark, Dana Domsodi, R. Chris Davis.
Categories: Political Science

New Directions in Public Opinion

New Directions in Public Opinion

New Directions in Public Opinion brings together leading scholars to provide an accessible and coherent overview of the current state of the field of public opinion.

Author: Adam J. Berinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415885280

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 731

The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology, and even biology to learn how ordinary people come to understand the complicated business of politics. But much of the path breaking research in the field of public opinion is published in journals, taking up fairly narrow questions one at a time and often requiring advanced statistical knowledge to understand these findings. As a result, the study of public opinion can seem confusing and incoherent to undergraduates. To engage undergraduate students in this area, a new type of textbook is required. New Directions in Public Opinion brings together leading scholars to provide an accessible and coherent overview of the current state of the field of public opinion. Each chapter provides a general overview of topics that are at the cutting edge of study as well as well-established cornerstones of the field. Suitable for use as a main textbook or in tandem with a lengthier survey, it comprehensively covers the topics of public opinion research and pushes students further to explore critical topics in contemporary politics.
Categories: Political Science