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Published in [Syracuse, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Public opinion -- United States.,
  • United States -- Politics and government.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsHM261 .D48
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 244 l.
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4715559M
LC Control Number78001884

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Devine, Donald John, Attentive public; polyarchical democracy. Chicago, Rand McNally [] (OCoLC) The first book was titled The Attentive Public: Polyarchical Democracy This book was his Ph.D. thesis and was selected to be included in the prestigious American Politics Research Series, edited by Berkeley Professor Aaron Wildavsky, who supervised this series devoted to advanced methodological approaches to important aspects of American. case. Nor do they indicate that American democracy has been analyzed so exhaustively that scholars ought to shift their attention to other cases. Donald J. Devine's study, The Attentive Public: Polyarchical Democracy, is an excellent example of a fresh look at one of the most basic questions in the empirical study of democracy, the relationships. The Attentive Public: Polyarchical Democracy (Chicago: Rand McNally, ). This book appears in the American Politics Research Series, edited by Aaron Wildavsky--a series devoted to advanced methodological approaches to important aspects of American politics.

  Studying Substantive Democracy - Volume 27 Issue 1 - Lawrence R. Jacobs, Robert Y. Shapiro The Attentive Public: Polyarchical Democracy. Chicago: Rand McNally. Edwards, George III. Presidents, the Press, and the Politics of Public Opinion.” Photocopy of book manuscript. Miller, Warren E., and Stokes, Cited by: Soroka and Wlezien persuasively argue how this is as an important an attribute of representative democracy as is government’s responsiveness to public opinion, since it shows that extant communications processes work and that the public as a whole – and all major subgroups of it – are sufficiently attentive to get the : Stuart N. Soroka, Christopher Wlezien. The Relationship between Public Opinion and Policy* The Attentive Public: Polyarchical Democracy. Chicago: Rand. Lexington Books. SAGE Video Bringing teaching, learning and research to life. SAGE Books The ultimate social sciences digital library. SAGE Reference The complete guide for your research journey. SAGE Navigator The essential social sciences literature review tool. SAGE Business Cases Real world cases at your fingertips. CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people.

The term "attentive public" comes from the part of the field of political science that is concerned with public opinion. This subfield studies the way that public opinion is formed and its impact. Vol. , May, Students Protest Book Department. International Relations. The United States and the Washington Conference, by Thomas H. Buckley. The Attentive Public: Polyarchical Democracy by Donald J. Devine. The Attentive Public. The term attentive public refers to a group of individuals within a society who have a high level of interest in a subject or issue and who believe that they are reasonably well informed about that subject. The term is a part of a broader conceptualization of issue specialization first advanced by Gabriel Almond in in regard to public awareness and involvement in foreign policy issues. This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. This can clearly be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, where the elites and attentive public now accept democracy as universally valid. But in China, the ruling communist party resists democratization, in part because its leaders believe it.