American Public Opinion

Pearson, 2015 - 374 頁

Critically analyzes the integral role public opinion plays in American democracy

Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, beginning with its origins in political socialization, the impact of the media, the extent and breadth of democratic values, and the role of public opinion in the electoral process,American Public Opinion goes beyond a simple presentation of data to include a critical analysis of the role of public opinion in American democracy.

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Robert S. Erikson is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He has written widely on American politics and is the coauthor of the following books:Statehouse Democracy (1994); The Macro Polity (2002); and The Timeline of Presidential Elections (2012). He has written articles on US politics for major political science journals including theAmerican Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, theJournal of Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly among others. He is the past editor of theAmerican Journal of Political Science and of Political Analysis.

Kent L. Tedin is the Kenneth Lay Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He served as department chair from 1984 to 2002. He has written extensively on political socialization, notably the influence of families and peers on the filial generation. He has also written a number articles on schools and public opinion, including how charter schools affect the social capital of parents, as well as how race and academic quality attributed to character school affect parent choice. Recently he has written on the dffect on public opinion of president's “going public.” He has published articles in every major political science journal including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Public Opinion Quarterly and others.