Political Efficacy and Campaign News Attention As Catalysts of Discursive Democracy: The Case of the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election

By Hsiang-Ann Liao WJMCR 18 (December 2009) Introduction|Hypotheses|Results|Discussion Abstract This paper argues that models of discursive democracy need to be contextual and domain specific, incorporating cognitive or psychological catalysts or other situational factors that prompt people to talk about politics. Different election campaigns might require different discursive democracy models to encapsulate how and why citizens talk […]