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Welcome to my website! Those who have visited it before will recognize some new features and a new outlook. The site offers you topical information in my activities and records of publications, papers, and projects in the past. From time to time I will comment on issues related to research or politics, either related to my field of communication or relevant for any other reason. My credo stays, however, the same: Just ‘going public’ is not enough to become a journalist. Nevertheless, maybe some of my research evidence or my comments will be raw material for professional journalists. I am looking forward to your comments and questions.

Public opinion theory and research are becoming increasingly significant in modern societies as people’s attitudes and behaviours become ever more volatile and opinion poll data becomes ever more readily available. This major new Handbook is the first to bring together into one volume the whole field of public opinion theory, research methodology, and the political and social embeddedness of polls in modern societies. It comprehensively maps out the state-of-the-art in contemporary scholarship on these topics.

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This ground-breaking 12-volume reference work is jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline. Written by an international team of scholars, it brings together 1,350 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas. Publishing in print and online, it will be an essential reference for students, researchers, librarians academics in the field.

 

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Der Band wirft ein Schlaglicht auf die Brüche und Ungleichzeitigkeiten im Wandel des politischen und gesellschaftlichen Meinungsspektrums in Sachsen und stellt ein „demoskopisches Sittenbild der Sachsen“ (Donsbach) dar. Basis der durchaus streitbaren Thesen bilden über 30 Bevölkerungsumfragen aus den 20 Jahren seit der Friedlichen Revolution von 1990 sowie eine Anfang 2009 von den Autoren gemeinsam mit dem renommierten Meinungsforschungsinstitut TNS Emnid

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