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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:
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 its
Cultural cognition of the risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
An experimental study aimed at determining how members of the public would react to balanced information about nanotechnology risks and benefits yielded strong evidence that public attitudes are likely to be shaped by psychological dynamics associated with cultural cognition.
Who Fears the HPV Vaccine, Who Doesn’t, and Why? An Experimental Study of the Mechanisms of Cultural Cognition
An experimental study of a large sample of American adults found that cultural cognition generates disagreement about the risks and benefits of the vaccine through two mechanisms: biased assimilation, and the credibility heuristic.
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 these
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 in
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 between
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 of
A Definition and Illustration of Democratic Leadership
Renewed calls for democracy make it imperative that we understand the nature of democratic leadership. Existing definitions of democratic leadership are inconsistent and inadequate, so this essay