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Democracy and its elected enemies : American political capture and economic decline

Author: Steven Rosefielde; Daniel Quinn Mills
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"Democracy and Its Elected Enemies reveals that American politicians have usurped their constitutional authority, substituting their economic and political sovereignty for the people's. This has been accomplished by creating an enormous public service sector operating in the material interest of politicians themselves and of their big business and big social advocacy confederates to the detriment of workers, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rosefielde; Daniel Quinn Mills
ISBN: 9781107012653 1107012651
OCLC Number: 847842634
Description: 199 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The Challenge of American Politocracy. 1. Hard times; 2. Democracy; 3. Politocracy; 4. Silver lining?; 5. Road to ruin; 6. Burden and spoils; 7. Treadmill of reform --
Part II: How Politocracy Drives American Policy. 8. Subprime mortgage crisis; 9. Foreign imbroglios; 10. Transnationalism --
Part III: Democratic Retreat and Revival. 11. Global retreat; 12. Recovering lost ground.
Responsibility: Steven Rosefielde, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Daniel Quinn Mills, Harvard University.
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