The Poll with a Human Face: The National Issues Convention Experiment in Political Communication

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The Poll With a Human Face
The National Issues Convention Experiment in Political Communication

Edited by

Maxwell McCombs University of Texas at Austin

Amy Reynolds University of Oklahoma

LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCIATES, PUBLISHERS 1999 Mahwah, New Jersey London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • I - The National Issues Convention 1
  • 1 - Bringing Deliberation to the Democratic Dialogue 3
  • Acknowledgments 36
  • References 36
  • 2 - The Delegates' Experience 39
  • 3 - We the People: The Contours of Lay Political Discourse 59
  • References 83
  • II - The News Media 85
  • 4 - Through the Eyes of a True Believer 87
  • 5 - A (Largely Missed) Learning Opportunity 105
  • References 111
  • 6 - Local Television Coverage of the NIC 113
  • References 130
  • 7 - Prologue to Diverging Patterns of Election Year Coverage 133
  • References 142
  • 8 - Effects of NIC Media Coverage Among the Public 145
  • References 164
  • III - The Larger Setting 167
  • References 185
  • 10 - The Cultivation of Conversation 187
  • References 207
  • 11 - Enhancing Grassroots Democracy 211
  • Appendix A - Interviewer-Administered Questionnaire 221
  • Appendix B - Self-Administered Questionaire 237
  • Appendix C - The National Issues Convention Schedule 251
  • CONTRIBUTORS 255
  • Author Index 259
  • Subject Index 263
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