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The irony of democracy : an uncommon introduction to American politics

Author: Thomas R Dye; L Harmon Zeigler
Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Dye, Thomas R.
Irony of democracy.
Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., ©1990
(OCoLC)607270925
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Dye; L Harmon Zeigler
ISBN: 0534119883 9780534119881
OCLC Number: 20011942
Description: xvi, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The irony of democracy --
The founding fathers: the nation's first elite --
The evolution of American elites --
Positions of power in America --
Elites and masses: the shaky foundations of democracy --
Elite-mass communications: television, the press, and the pollsters --
American political parties: a system in decay --
Elections: imperfect instruments of accountability --
Organized interests: defenders of the status quo --
The Presidency --
The bureaucratic elite and public policy --
Congress: the legislative elite --
courts: elites in black robes --
American federalism: elites in states and communities --
Protest movements: challenge to dominant elites --
Four views on the irony of democracy --
Preserving democratic values in an elitist system --
The mischief of ideology --
Elite theory and democracy: a populist perspective --
Democratiya delya eliti (Democracy for the elite) --
The Constitution of the United States.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Dye, Harmon Zeigler.

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