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How democratic is the American Constitution?

Author: Robert A Dahl
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Series: The Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this provocative work, an American political scientist poses the question, "Why should we uphold our constitution?". Robert Dahl explores the vital tension between the Americans' belief in the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Dahl
ISBN: 0300092180 9780300092189
OCLC Number: 47658773
Description: x, 198 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: fundamental questions --
What the framers couldn't know --
The constitution as a model: an American illusion --
Electing the president --
How well does the constitutional system perform? --
Why not a more democratic constitution? --
Some reflections on the prospects for a more democratic constitution.
Series Title: The Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics.
Responsibility: Robert A. Dahl.

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