The Resource Political disagreement : the survival of diverse opinions within communication networks, Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson and John Sprague

Political disagreement : the survival of diverse opinions within communication networks, Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson and John Sprague

Label
Political disagreement : the survival of diverse opinions within communication networks
Title
Political disagreement
Title remainder
the survival of diverse opinions within communication networks
Statement of responsibility
Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson and John Sprague
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Not only is political disagreement widespread within the communication networks of ordinary citizens, but political diversity within these networks is entirely consistent with a theory of democratic politics built on the importance of individual interdependence. Contrary to commonly held theoretical expectations, the persistence of political diversity and disagreement does not imply that political interdependence is absent among citizens or that political influence is lacking. This book's analysis makes a number of contributions. The authors demonstrate the ubiquitous nature of political disagreement, even within the networks and contexts that comprise the micro-environments of democratic citizens. They show that communication and influence within dyads is autoregressive - that the consequences of dyadic interactions depend on the distribution of opinions within larger networks of communication. They argue that the autoregressive nature of political influence serves to sustain disagreement within patterns of social interaction, as it restores the broader political relevance of social communication and influence."--BOOK JACKET.rKylie Minogu ð°
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320/.01/4
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85
LC item number
.H83 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in political psychology and public opinion
Label
Political disagreement : the survival of diverse opinions within communication networks, Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson and John Sprague
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (235-245) and index
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Contents
1. Communication, influence, and the capacity of citizens to disagree -- 2. New information, old information, and persistent disagreement -- 3. Dyads, networks, and autoregressive influence -- 4. Disagreement, heterogeneity, and the effectiveness of political communication -- 5. Disagreement, heterogeneity, and persuasion : how does disagreement survive? -- 6. Agent-based explanations, patterns of communication, and the inevitability of homogeneity -- 7. Agent-based explanations, autoregressive influence, and the survival of disagreement -- 8. Heterogeneous networks and citizen capacity : disagreement, ambivalence, and engagement -- 9. Summary, implications, and conclusion -- App. A. The Indianapolis - St. Louis study -- App. B. The opinion simulation software
Control code
000025178143
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780521834308
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2003067589
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.b20725115
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  • 25178143dw
  • (OCoLC)53919456

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