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    Stuart N. Soroka,Professor Christopher Wlezien
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Soroka and Wlezien bring us important good news: democracy works. This book develops and tests a "thermostatic" model of public opinion and policy, in which preferences for policy both drive and adjust to changes in policy.

Soroka and Wlezien bring us important good news: democracy works.

We consider the impact of direct democracy on state public policy by examining whether initiatives alter the effects .

We consider the impact of direct democracy on state public policy by examining whether initiatives alter the effects of predictors in models of general state policy liberalism. These analyses are couched in Erikson, Wright, and McIver's (1993) opinion liberalism model of state public policy, as augmented by Gray et a. s (2004) inclusion of measures of organized interests. After presenting our.

Christopher Wlezien is Professor of Political Science and Faculty Affiliate in the Institute for Public Affairs at Temple University. He previously was on the faculty at Oxford University, where he was Reader of Comparative Government and a Fellow of Nuffield College

Christopher Wlezien is Professor of Political Science and Faculty Affiliate in the Institute for Public Affairs at Temple University. He previously was on the faculty at Oxford University, where he was Reader of Comparative Government and a Fellow of Nuffield College. Prior to Oxford, he taught at the University of Houston, where he was founding director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy.

Christopher Wlezien is professor of political science and faculty affiliate in the Institute for Public Affairs at Temple University

Christopher Wlezien is professor of political science and faculty affiliate in the Institute for Public Affairs at Temple University. 4 Contents Preface page vii 1 Public Opinion and Policy in Representative Democracy 1 Policy Representation 4 Public Responsiveness 14 Synopsis and Prognosis 20 2 The Thermostatic Model 22 The Mechanics of Public Responsiveness 22 The Mechanics of Policy Representation 35 Public Preferences and the Polls 40 The Reasonableness of the Thermostatic Model 41 3 Adding Issues and Institutions 43 Adding Salience 43.

Degrees of Democracy book. many facets of the relationship between public opinion and policy are explained here - ie. is public opinion stable and therefore viable enough to serve as a foundation for policy? what if public opinion is not responsive to policy? should the policy still.

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This book develops and tests a "thermostatic" model of public opinion and policy, in which preferences for policy both drive and adjust to changes in policy. Christopher Wlezien, Robert S. Erickson, Robert S. Erikson. The representation of opinion in policy is central to democratic theory and everyday politics. So too is the extent to which public preferences are informed and responsive to changes in policy.

Stuart N. Soroka is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the . Soroka is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently a co-investigator of the Canadian Election Study and a member of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. Soroka's previous books are Agenda-Setting Dynamics in Canada (2003) and Degrees of Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion, and Policy (coauthored with Christopher Wlezien, Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Stuart Neil Soroka; Professor of Political Science Christopher Wlezien. This book develops and tests a "thermostatic" model of public opinion and policy, in which preferences for policy both drive and adjust to changes in policy

Stuart Neil Soroka; Professor of Political Science Christopher Wlezien. Walmart 9780521687898. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Degrees of Democracy : Politics, Public Opinion, and Policy.

This book develops and tests a "thermostatic" model of public opinion and policy, in which preferences for policy both drive and adjust to changes in policy. The representation of opinion in policy is central to democratic theory and everyday politics. So too is the extent to which public preferences are informed and responsive to changes in policy. The coexistence of both "public responsiveness" and "policy representation" is thus a defining characteristic of successful democratic governance, and the subject of this book. The authors examine both responsiveness and representation across a range of policy domains in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The story that emerges is one in which representative democratic government functions surprisingly well, though there are important differences in the details. Variations in public responsiveness and policy representation responsiveness are found to reflect the "salience" of the different domains and governing institutions - specifically, presidentialism (versus parliamentarism) and federalism (versus unitary government).