The Paradox of Mass Politics: Knowledge and Opinion in the American Electorate

@inproceedings{Neuman1986ThePO,
  title={The Paradox of Mass Politics: Knowledge and Opinion in the American Electorate},
  author={W. Neuman},
  year={1986}
}
  • W. Neuman
  • Published 1986
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • A central current in the history of democratic politics is the tensions between the political culture of an informed citizenry and the potentially antidemocratic impulses of the larger mass of individuals who are only marginally involved in the political world. Given the public s low level of political interest and knowledge, it is paradoxical that the democratic system works at all.In "The Paradox of Mass Politics" W. Russell Neuman analyzes the major election surveys in the United States for… CONTINUE READING
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