The Democratic Debate American Politics in an Age of Change

by ; ; ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-12
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • View Upgraded Edition
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $125.95 Save up to $100.96
  • eBook
    Add to Cart


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review