Palgrave Studies in Political Marketing and Management

Applying Public Opinion in Governance

The Uses and Future of Public Opinion in Managing Government

Authors: Bennett, Scott E

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  • Introduces new data on the use of public opinion in managing government programmes
  • Presents a comparative study on the use of public opinion in 4 Western democracies, which links to broader political, informational and governance issues
  • Casts new light on the differing perspectives of elites and the mass public
  • Explores both recent historical patterns in the use of public opinion and the integration of new data sources
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This book explores how public opinion is used to design, monitor and evaluate government programmes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Using information collected from the media and from international practitioners in the public opinion field, as well as interviews in each of the 4 countries, the author describes how views of public opinion and governance differ significantly between elites and the general public. Bennett argues that elites generally risk more by allowing the creation of new data, fearing that its analysis may become public and create communications and political problems of various kinds. The book finds evidence that recent conservative governments in several countries are changing their perspective on the use of public opinion, and that conventional public opinion studies are facing challenges from the availability of other kinds of information and new technologies. This book is a hugely valuable contribution to a hitherto little explored field and will appeal to academics and practitioners alike.




About the authors

Scott Edward Bennett is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. He is also Managing Director at the Community Analytics Institute.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bennett, Scott Edward

    Pages 1-6

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  • The Scope of Public Opinion and Governance

    Bennett, Scott Edward

    Pages 7-13

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  • The Recent Historical Context of Public Opinion in Governance

    Bennett, Scott Edward

    Pages 15-25

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  • Existing Research on Public Opinion and Governance and the Research Expectations for this Work

    Bennett, Scott Edward

    Pages 27-45

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  • Decision Maker, Manager and Practitioner Perspectives on Public Opinion and Governance

    Bennett, Scott Edward

    Pages 47-68

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Hardcover 54,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applying Public Opinion in Governance
Book Subtitle
The Uses and Future of Public Opinion in Managing Government
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political Marketing and Management
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54696-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54696-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54695-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85457-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 119
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