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Author Fishkin, James S.

Title The voice of the people : public opinion and democracy / James S. Fishkin
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]
©1995
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Description 1 online resource (x, 204 pages)
Contents Magic Town -- Who Speaks for Me? -- Out of the Cave? -- New Beginnings -- A Voice from Rhode Island -- What Should Representatives Do? -- The Most Natural and Simple Idea -- Counting People Equally -- Deliberation: Thinking Through the Issues Together -- Participation -- Avoiding Tyranny: The Energy That Reforges Democracy -- Small-Scale Democracy -- The Founders' Vision -- The Anti-Federalist Dissent -- "Like a Burglar": Informal Processes of Reform -- Bryce's Prophecy: Government by Public Opinion -- Gallup's Answer -- Opinions and Pseudo-Opinions in the Echo Chamber -- A Rational Public? -- The American Process: A Machine That Transforms Itself -- Whose Declaration of Independence? -- All Men? From Douglass to Lincoln versus Douglas -- From Paper Rights to Voting Rights -- The Quest for Voting Equality -- The Declaration of Sentiments -- Whose America? How Do We Come to Support It? -- America's Town Meeting of the Air -- Toward Civic Engagement -- Airing the People's Agenda -- The deliberative poll: bringing deliberation to democracy -- Appendix. The first deliberative poll: summary of results -- Notes -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index
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Subject Democracy -- United States.
Political participation -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300146701 (electronic bk.)
9780300146707 (electronic bk.)