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Political Communication and Deliberation
This book is intended as a textbook in introductory political communication courses, especially those that focus on public deliberation. Like any textbook, it does more to survey than investigate itsExpand
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Culture and Identity-Protective Cognition: Explaining the White Male Effect in Risk Perception
Why do white men fear various risks less than women and minorities? Known as the “white-male effect,” this pattern is well documented but poorly understood. This article proposes a new explanation:Expand
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Cultural cognition of the risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
How is public opinion towards nanotechnology likely to evolve? The 'familiarity hypothesis' holds that support for nanotechnology will likely grow as awareness of it expands. The basis of thisExpand
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Who Fears the HPV Vaccine, Who Doesn’t, and Why? An Experimental Study of the Mechanisms of Cultural Cognition
The cultural cognition thesis holds that individuals form risk perceptions that reflect their commitments to contested views of the good society. We conducted a study that used the dispute overExpand
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A Conceptual Definition and Theoretical Model of Public Deliberation in Small Face-to-Face Groups
Although scholars have begun to study face-to-face deliberation on public issues, "deliberation" has no clear conceptual definition and only weak moorings in larger theories. To address theseExpand
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By Popular Demand: Revitalizing Representative Democracy Through Deliberative Elections
John Gastil challenges conventional assumptions about public opinion, elections, and political expression in this persuasive treatise on how to revitalize the system of representative democracy inExpand
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Increasing Political Sophistication Through Public Deliberation
Deliberative democratic theory posits that group deliberation aids the development of citizens' political sophistication. To test this general claim, the authors studied the association betweenExpand
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The Deliberative Democracy Handbook: Strategies For Effective Civic Engagement In The Twenty-First Century
Tables and Figures xi Preface xiii John Gastil, Peter Levine About the Editors xvii About the Contributors xix PART ONE: BACKGROUND 1 1 A Nation That (Sometimes) Likes to Talk: A Brief History ofExpand
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Predicting Deliberative Conversation: The Impact of Discussion Networks, Media Use, and Political Cognitions
This study explores the meaning and origins of deliberative political conversation, characterized by an openness to political conflict, the absence of conversational dominance, clear and reasonableExpand
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