Constructing public opinion how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lewis, Justin, 1958-
Corporate Author: NetLibrary, Inc.
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2001.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Why numbers matter and why we should be suspicious of them
  • Who's in and who's out: public opinion polls as a cultural form
  • Suppressing dissent: the media representation of public opinion
  • Getting the right response? media influence on public opinion
  • What are opinions and where do they come from?
  • The ideology of assumptions
  • Flickering the embers of consent: public opinion and the military industrial complex
  • Selling unrepresentative democracy
  • Conclusion: hegemony and its discontents.