Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

Lanahan Readings in the American Polity
Author: A. N. N. Serow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2016-04-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1930398190

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The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity
Author: Ann Gostyn Serow,Everett Carll Ladd
Publsiher: Lanahan Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2000
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: UOM:39015045957167

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The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity
Author: Ann Gostyn Serow,Everett Carll Ladd
Publsiher: Lanahan Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2003
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: STANFORD:36105121507078

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COLLECTION OF 98 ESSAYS ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE MARKET

The Phantom Public

The Phantom Public
Author: Walter Lippmann
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2011-12-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781412838238

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In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of "direct democracy," Walter Lippmann's The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever. It reveals Lippmann at a time when he was most critical of the ills of American democracy. Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism as a serious and distinctive intellectual option, one with considerable precursors in the American past. Lippmann's demythologized view of the American system of government resonates today. The Phantom Public discusses the "disenchanted man" who has become disillusioned not only with democracy, but also with reform. According to Lippmann, the average voter is incapable of governance; what is called the public is merely a "phantom." In terms of policy-making, the distinction should not be experts versus amateurs, but insiders versus outsiders. Lippmann challenges the core assumption of Progressive politics as well as any theory that pretends to leave political decision making in the hands of the people as a whole. In his biography Walter Lippmann and the American Century, Ronald Steel praised The Phantom Public as "one of Lippmann's most powerfully argued and revealing books. In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory." This volume is part of a continuing series on the major works of Walter Lippmann. As more and more Americans are inclined to become apathetic to the political system, this classic will be essential reading for students, teachers, and researchers of political science and history.

Is Voting for Young People

Is Voting for Young People
Author: Martin P. Wattenberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2015-10-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781317347026

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This book focuses on the root causes of the generation gap in voter turnout—changes in media consumption habits over time. It lays out an argument as to why young people have been tuning out politics in recent years, both in the United States and in other established democracies.

Democratic Laboratories

Democratic Laboratories
Author: Andrew Karch
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007-03-21
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0472069683

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Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy
Author: Larry Sabato
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1991
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: UOM:39015024888193

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Shows how attack journalism, attempts to discredit politicians due to personal behavior, has diverted the public's attention from real issues, discouraged worthy candidates, and damaged the press itself

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
Publsiher: Masterlab
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2010
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9788363625894

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The primary focus of Democracy in America is an analysis of why republican representative democracy has succeeded in the United States while failing in so many other places. Tocqueville seeks to apply the functional aspects of democracy in the United States to what he sees as the failings of democracy in his native France. Tocqueville speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing possible threats to democracy and possible dangers of democracy. These include his belief that democracy has a tendency to degenerate into "soft despotism" as well as the risk of developing a tyranny of the majority. He observes that the strong role religion played in the United States was due to its separation from the government, a separation all parties found agreeable. He contrasts this to France where there was what he perceived to be an unhealthy antagonism between democrats and the religious, which he relates to the connection between church and state. Insightful analysis of political society was supplemented in the second volume by description of civil society as a sphere of private and civilian affairs. Ebook EPUB version - flexible layout with scalable text.