Coming To Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work in a Complex World

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Syracuse University Press, 1 abr. 1991 - 290 páginas
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.
 

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I thought this was a really perceptive book for the first 100 pages or so, as the author analyzed the nature of public opinion. He distinguishes unreflective and fickle "mass opinion" from the more ... Leer reseña completa

COMING TO PUBLIC JUDGMENT: Making Democracy Work in a Complex World

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From pollster Yankelovich (co-author, Starting with the People, 1988; New Rules, 1981, etc.)a blueprint for shaping a broad American consensus on urgent social problems. At sword's point with ``the ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Introduction
1
A Missing Concept
15
What Is Quality in Public Opinion?
24
Mass Opinion vs Public Judgment
38
Knowledge vs Opinion
44
The Bumpy Road from Mass Opinion to Public
59
Consciousness Raising
66
Transition Obstacles
82
An Experiment in Working Through
151
Ten Rules for Resolution
160
Epistemological Anxiety
179
Defining Objectivism
190
Deconstructing Objectivism
200
Searching for Public Judgment
211
You Can Argue with Einstein
220
A Sketch for Action
237

The ExpertPublic Gap
91
The Competitiveness Issue
99
From Minutes to Centuries
115
The End of the Cold War
138
Notes
259
Bibliography
275
Index
283
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Sobre el autor (1991)

Daniel Yankelovich was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 29, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army. He received a bachelor's degree in 1946 and a master's degree in 1950 from Harvard University. After two years in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, he returned without a doctorate and went to work for a market research firm. He spent six years learning the ropes. He was a pollster, author, and public opinion analyst who mirrored the perceptions of generations of Americans about politics, consumer products, and social changes. In 1958, he founded Daniel Yankelovich Inc. His studies of American youths became the basis for a 1969 CBS television news special entitled Generations Apart. The company became Yankelovich, Skelly and White in 1974. Even when Saatchi and Saatchi, the advertising agency, later bought the company, Yankelovich remained chairman until 1986. He went on to form a new firm, Daniel Yankelovich Group. He wrote several books including New Rules: Searching for Self-Fulfillment in a World Turned Upside Down, Coming to Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work in a Complex World, The Magic of Dialogue: Transforming Conflict Into Cooperation, and Profit with Honor: The New Shape of Market Capitalism. He and I. M. Destler edited a collection of essays entitled Beyond the Beltway: Engaging the Public in U.S. Foreign Policy. He died from kidney failure on September 22, 2017 at the age of 92.

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