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Focusing on the tension between elite and popular models, individuals who made a difference, and recent events, THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE makes American democracy both relevant and compelling.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Democratic Debate|
|The Revolution and the Constitution: Origins of the Democratic Debate|
|The American Political Economy|
|Public Opinion and Political Culture: Can the People Be Fooled?|
|Where Have All the Voters Gone?|
|Campaigns: Organized Money versus Organized People|
|US Parties: Who Has a Vote?|
|The Media: Who Sets the Political Agenda?|
|Interest Group Politics: Elite Bias|
|Mass Movement Politics: The Great Equalizer|
|Congress: A Vehicle for Popular Democracy?|
|Presidential Leadership and Elite Democracy|
|Bureaucracy: Myth and Reality|
|The Judiciary and the Democratic Debate|
|State and Local Politics: The Dilemma of Federalism|
|Civil Liberties and Civil Rights|
|Economic and Social Policy: The Democratic Connections|
|Foreign Policy in the National Security State|
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