Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

People's perceptions of the attitudes and experiences of mass collectives are an increasingly important force in contemporary political life. In Impersonal Influence, Mutz goes beyond simply providing examples of how impersonal influence matters in the political process to provide a micro-level understanding of why information about distant and impersonal others often influence people's political attitudes and behaviors. Impersonal Influence is worthy of attention both from the standpoint of its impact on contemporary politics, and because of its potential to expand the boundaries of our understanding of social influence processes, and media's relation to them. The book's conclusions do not exonerate media from the effects of inaccurate portrayals of collective experience or opinion, but they suggest that the ways in which people are influenced by these perceptions are in themselves, not so much deleterious to democracy as absolutely necessary to promoting accountability in a large scale society.

Buy Impersonal Influence book by Diana C. Mutz from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521637268
ISBN-10: 0521637260
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Impersonal Influence book by Diana C. Mutz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Diana C. Mutz

In-Your-Face Politics by Diana C. Mutz

In-Your-Face Politics

Paperback, July 2016
Population-Based Survey Experiments by Diana C. Mutz

Population-Based Survey Experiments

Paperback, July 2011
Hearing the Other Side by Diana C. Mutz

Hearing the Other Side

Hardback, March 2006