The Irony of Democracy An Uncommon Introduction to American Politicsby Schubert, Louis; Dye, Thomas R.; Zeigler, Harmon
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This is the 16th edition with a publication date of 1/1/2013.
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The question at the center of the sixteenth edition of THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY is "How democratic is American society?" While most American government texts address politics from a pluralist perspective, this text approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. As a result, this text helps readers understand why the U.S. government works as it does.