9780547216386

The Democratic Debate American Politics in an Age of Change

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    9780547216386

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    0547216386

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/12/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

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

Foundations
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?
Participation
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
Institutions
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
Policy
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Economic and Social Policy: The Democratic Connections
Foreign Policy in the National Security State
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