Lanahan Readings In The American Polity

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ISBN : 1930398190
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The Lanahan Readings In The American Polity

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Author by Ann Gostyn Serow
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
ISBN : UOM:39015045957167
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File Pages : 704
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The Lanahan Readings In The American Polity

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Author by Ann Gostyn Serow
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121507078
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File Pages : 796
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COLLECTION OF 98 ESSAYS ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE MARKET


The Phantom Public

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Author by Walter Lippmann
Genre : History
Editor : Transaction Publishers
ISBN : 9781412838238
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File Pages : 195
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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.


Democratic Laboratories

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Author by Andrew Karch
Genre : Political Science
Editor : University of Michigan Press
ISBN : 0472069683
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File Pages : 292
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Is Voting For Young People

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Author by Martin P. Wattenberg
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317347026
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File Pages : 243
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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.


Feeding Frenzy

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Author by Larry Sabato
Genre : Political Science
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ISBN : UOM:39015024888193
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File Pages : 306
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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

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Author by Alexis De Tocqueville
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Masterlab
ISBN : 9788363625894
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File Pages : 371
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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.


Classic Ideas And Current Issues In American Government

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Author by Meenekshi Bose
Genre : History
Editor : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 0618456449
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File Pages : 547
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This reader offers succinct overviews of classic ideas and foundations of American government framed by contemporary issues and writings. Students are introduced to the classic debates, institutions, and individuals that shape American politics through key primary documents and shown how these issues remain at the core of policy making today. The included readings highlight questions about contemporary topics such as homeland security and affirmative action without losing touch with the timeless dilemmas of liberty, equality, and power.


Clash Of Ideals

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Author by Brendan J. Doherty
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Lanahan Pub Incorporated
ISBN : 1930398131
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File Pages : 151
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This is a brief collection of four original cases illustrating how various areas of the American political landscape (among them, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government) have evolved.