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The Feasibility Of A Comprehensive U.S. Industrial Policy, William Hudson Dec 1984

The Feasibility Of A Comprehensive U.S. Industrial Policy, William Hudson

William E. Hudson

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Public Opinion And Political Change In Poland, 1980-1982, David Mason Dec 1984

Public Opinion And Political Change In Poland, 1980-1982, David Mason

David S. Mason

This book deals with the importance of public opinion in Poland at the time of the rise of Solidarity and the workers' movement, when opinion polling and freedom of political debate were at their height. Dr Mason's analysis is based on the most open and revealing opinion polls ever to issue from a communist country, polls conducted by the government, the universities and Solidarity itself on fundamental political issues - the nature of the socialist state, the role of the party, popular confidence in Solidarity, the church and the regime. The lack of information about public attitudes is perhaps the ...


Corporatist Policy Making & State Economic Development, William Hudson, John Carroll, Mark Hyde Dec 1984

Corporatist Policy Making & State Economic Development, William Hudson, John Carroll, Mark Hyde

William E. Hudson

Proponents of industrial policy often advocate establishing corporatist policy making mechanisms as an approach to formulating economic development policy. Utilizing data from statewide telephone surveys, this article analyzes the failure of corporatist policy making to generate public support in a referendum on an industrial policy plan in Rhode Island. The study tests three propositions from the industrial policy literature and finds that such policy making (1) did not produce policies which appealed to the public's concern for others, (2) did not deflect public cynicism toward government, and (3) did not translate an elite consensus into mass support for industrial ...