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America's failing experiment : how we the people have become the problem

Author: Robert K Goidel
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: America's Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem, makes the controversial claim that the American political system suffers from too much democracy. An accomplished public policy expert co-editor of the Journal Survey Practice, Kirby Goidel makes the provocative claim that our elected officials are overly responsive to public opinion which is often poorly informed, incoherent, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Goidel
ISBN: 1442247509 9781442247505 9781442226500 1442226501
OCLC Number: 902656951
Description: viii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: we are the problem --
Constitutional design and democracy --
Political psychology and democratic competence --
Why we vote for economic inequality --
The news media, new media, and democracy --
Gridlock and American political institutions --
First, do no harm --
America's recovery plan --
No-win elections and the future of American democracy : an afterword.
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