Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3271: Public Opinion, Post Factual Politics: New Challenges for Western Democracies

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Dalton, Russel J (2014). Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies. London: Sage.

Duffy, B. (2018). The Perils of Perception. Glasgow: Atlantic Books.

Flynn, D., B. Nyhan and J. Reifler (2017). The nature and origins of misperceptions: understanding false and unsupported beliefs about politics. Political Psychology 38 (S1): 127–150.

Ford, Robert, and Will Jennings. The changing cleavage politics of Western Europe. Annual Review of Political Science 23 (2020): 295-314.

Jerit, Jennifer, and Yangzi Zhao. Political misinformation. Annual Review of Political Science 23 (2020): 77-94.

Kahnemann, D. (2012). Thinking, Fast and Slow. London: Allen Lane/Penguin Books.

Norris, P. and R. Inglehart, 2018. Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Authoritarian Populism. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Noury, Abdul, and Gerard Roland. Identity Politics and Populism in Europe. Annual Review of Political Science 23 (2020): 421-439.

Risse, T. (2010). A Community of Europeans? Ithaca: Cornell University.

Zaller, J. (1992). The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press