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Comm 420 Midterm Exam Due by 5pm on Thursday, March 13th Compose a 3-5 page double-spaced essay answer for each question. Be as specific and concise as possible. Use the class readings and lecture as needed – cite specific readings or lectures. 1. Compare and contrast how Noelle-Neumann and Olien, Donohue, Tichenor approach the relationship between public opinion and social control/social conflict? What do they agree upon, on what do they disagree? What role does communication/media play within each of their perspectives? What are the social or contextual factors they both mention? Is there a way to synthesize these readings into one perspective? 2. One of the problems of public opinion and democracy is the question of citizen democratic competence and the role of public opinion play in democratic politics. Several authors have tried to address this question of citizen competence and public opinion in democracy. Discuss 1) Sniderman, Brady, Telock, 2) Converse, 3) Page & Shapiro - compare and contrast their theories and approach on the questions of how citizens make democratic choices and how public opinion functions in democracy? What do they agree upon, how are they different?
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2009 for the course COMM 4200 taught by Professor Shanahan,j. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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