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Coming to public judgment : making democracy work in a complex world

Author: Daniel Yankelovich
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Series: Frank W. Abrams lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In his most important book to date, Daniel Yankelovich, the dean of American public research, offers a prescription for strengthening the public's hand in its silent power struggle with the experts. With insight gained from over thirty years of research into how public opinion is formed, Yankelovich focuses on an issue of rising concern to us all: the American public's eroding ability to influence its own future.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Yankelovich
ISBN: 0815602545 9780815602545 0815625154 9780815625155
OCLC Number: 22665469
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A missing concept --
What is quality in public opinion? --
Mass opinion vs. public judgment --
Knowledge vs. opinion --
The bumpy road from mass opinion to public judgment --
Consciousness raising --
Transition obstacles --
The expert-public gap --
The competitiveness issue --
From minutes to centuries --
The end of the cold war --
An experiment in working through --
Ten rules for resolution --
Epistemological anxiety --
Defining objectivism --
Deconstructing objectivism --
Searching for public judgment --
You can argue with Einstein --
A sketch for action.
Series Title: Frank W. Abrams lectures.
Responsibility: Daniel Yankelovich.

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In this work, the foremost figure in American public opinion research offers a provocative prescription for strengthening the public's hand in its silent power struggle with "the experts".  Read more...

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