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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,429 words

James Madison observed that “public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.” ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
996 words

Students of politics agree that public opinion is an aggregate of individual opinions on issues of political relevance that can ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,111 words

Public opinion is a nebulous concept, which means that its history is also complex. Little effort has attempted to identify ...

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James L. Gibson and William G. Ross

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,839 words

The impact of public opinion on the Supreme Court is a delicate and controversial subject. To the extent that the ...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
681 words

For most modern commentators, the term refers to views held by a significant portion of the population on topics of ...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
3,303 words

In Australia historians have never found much use for ‘public opinion’; in books on social or political history the term ...

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,173 words

When, in June 1983, the High Court handed down its decision in the Tasmanian Dam Case (1983), ...

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Erik W. Austin

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
537 words
Since democratic theory requires leaders to respect “the will of the people” in directing the affairs of the nation, public opinion holds an exhalted place in democracies like the United ... More
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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

views prevalent among the general public: shaping public opinion. ...

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