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Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability

How Citizens Learn about Politics

by Vincent L. Hutchings

  • 109 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political structure & processes,
  • Public opinion & polls,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Political Process - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Civics & Citizenship,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Political Science / Practical Politics,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Democracy,
  • Political participation,
  • Public opinion,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758625M
    ISBN 100691114161
    ISBN 109780691114163

      Kevin Lamarque / Reuters. Janu In a democracy, elected officials are accountable to the public they govern. Exactly how that accountability works is .   Democracy and Political Ignorance. Democracy is supposed to be rule of the people, by the people, and for the people. But in order to rule effectively, the people need political knowledge. If they know little or nothing about government, it becomes difficult .


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Public OPiniOn and demOcratic legitimacy Yun-han Chu, Michael Bratton, Marta Lagos, Sandeep Shastri, and Mark Tessler accountability, equal rights, and citizen empowerment than by national or household income-are missing significant cross-national patterns Creating and Recognizing Public Value: An Approach to Democratic Accountability and High Performance Government.

ACCOUNTABILITY, LEGITIMACY, AND THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION. In The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability. Democratic Accountability ascends far above both the meticulous methodological commitments so dominant in contemporary political science and the tediously trivial Cited by:   This book is designed for policy-makers and governance specialists working within the international development community, national governments, grassroots organizations, activists, and scholars engaged in understanding the interaction between accountability and public opinion and their role for increasing the impact of international.

Political scientist Harold Lasswell once noted, The open interplay of opinion and policy is the distinguishing mark of popular rule. Harold D. Lasswell, Democracy. This chapter comments on V. Keys book, Public Opinion and American Democracy, an insightful look into the impact of public opinion on policy.

Following. In Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability Vincent Hutchings tries to discover whether public opinion is informed enough for democracy to work effectively. In Silent Voices Adam Berinsky tries to discover how our view of social attitudes and public opinion would change if we could include the views of those marginalised by the conventional.

public accountability. Public in pub lic accountability may take t o a number of di erent r eferents. In the. context of this handbook, public r efers. With this book, Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza consider the opportunities and challenges of democratic participation.

Author: Gianpaolo Baiocchi. Publisher:. We show that standard economic measures based on samples and richer newly available ones based on populations lead to different conclusions about democratic.

From a historical point of view, public opinion formation. goes back to demanding more accountability and better results in terms of public Such a democratic design was found in societies. Nominally pro-democratic citizens frequently favour limitations on electoral accountability and individual rights in the service of improved governance or economic growth.

Further, there are rising concerns that many citizens, especially across the developing world, are turning away from democracy out of frustration with democratic performance.

Pocketbook Voting and the Limits of Democratic Accountability Christopher H. Achen Department of Politics, but few public opinion scholars disputed the central point he (, ) devoted the opening pages of his book to criticizing behavioral political scientists of the s and s who made sport of civics-book accounts.

Downloadable. Theories of political accountability assume citizens use information about the performance of government to hold public officials accountable, but Cited by: 1. The Two Faces of Democratic Accountability. The Politics of Public Pressure: Competition, Attention, and Retribution.

Patronage, Political Parties, the Public, and the Pendleton act of 4. Congressional Pay Raises and Public Scrutiny. Accountability through Public Opinion Book Review: Accountability is crucial to every successful democratic system. The failure to develop functioning.

Third, public accountability concerns the public matter. It seeks an appreciation by the citizens. Bovens et al. (a) describe it as follows: public. Democratic Accountability for Development. Democratic accountability offers citizens and their representatives the means to voice concerns, demand explanations about, and, if need be, impose consequences for the performance of elected officials, and officials of public or private service providers.

Civil Society and Authorizing Public Opinion 21 Social Accountability Building Books 31 The Open, Inclusive Public Sphere 32 Spectrum of. Media messages convey important influences Mass media and other forms of communication technology have an enormous influence in helping to shape public opinion and underlying sentiment.

Newspapers, TV and radio are all important sources of basic information about other people and other places and this can itself help to engender understanding if presented in a fair, even-handed and non. "This is a major work, arguably the most important in the study of public opinion since John Zaller's The Nature of Public Opinion.

For many years distinguished. Jochen Peter; Vincent L. Hutchings (). Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability: How Citizens Learn about Politics.

Princeton, N. : Princeton Universit. The great journalist and public philosopher Walter Lippmann, in his book Public Opinion, helps us understand the deeper problem underlying the crisis of. Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation, by James N. Druckman and Lawrence R.

Jacobs The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability, by Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood, and Solomon Messing. Democracy, Accountability, and Representation - September Our purpose is to examine the empirical validity of two propositions: that democracy is a political regime distinguished by the accountability of rulers to the ruled, and that elections are the mechanism through which this accountability is enforced.

This article discusses the concept of accountability in relation to those holding public office in democratic states. It argues that the concept of. Public opinion is very important in a democracy. It can lead to formation and downfall of government. Public opinion generates enlightenment on important issues.

This is to abandon democratic accountability - in favour a system of government which is independent rather than accountable, and which derives its legitimacy from the fact that, instead of being majoritarian in character, it is based on expertise, and is beyond the reach besides of public opinion.

This book examines whether mechanisms of accountability characteristic of democratic systems are sufficient to induce the representatives to act in the best interest of the represented.

The first part of the volume focuses on the role of elections, distinguishing different ways in which they may cause representation.

The second part is devoted to the role of checks and balances, between the. Democratic Accountability in Open Economies Thomas Sattler, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland, r.

Mark Pickup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Mark is a specialist in Political Behaviour and Political Methodology.

Substantively, his research primarily falls into four areas: political identities and vote choice; the economy and democratic accountability; conditions of democratic responsiveness; and polls and electoral outcomes.

Public opinion and the media form the foundation of the United States' representative democracy, and are the subject of enormous scrutiny by scholars, pundits, and.

Accountability representation occurs when. (1) voters vote to retain the incumbent only when the incumbent. acts in their best interest, and (2) the incumbent chooses policies. necessary to get. Public accountability is the hallmark of modern democratic governance.

Democracy remains a paper procedure if those in power cannot be held accountable in public for their acts and omissions, for their decisions, their policies, and their expenditures. Public accountability, as an institution, therefore, is the complement of public management.

The pRess, p ow eR and p uBl iC aCCounTaBiliTy W. Lance BennettTwo interesting dimensions emerge from investigations of press-state relationships in the western. Michael A. Neblo - Home I am a professor of political science and (by courtesy) philosophy, communication, and public policy at The Ohio State University where I .Public Opinion.

About. Professor Hutchings' general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics. He recently published a book at Princeton University Press entitled Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability: How Citizens Learn About Politics, that focuses on how, and under what circumstances.Public Opinion, the Media, and Economic Well-Being Jason Barabas Race, Public Opinion, the Media Taeku Lee and Nicole Willcoxon Public .