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Pluralism, democracy and political knowledge : Robert A Dahl and his critics on modern politics

Author: Hans Theodorus Blokland
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011.
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Taking his work as a point of reference, this book not only provides an illuminating history of political science, told via Dahl and his critics. It also offers a revealing analysis as to what  Read more...

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Named Person: Robert A Dahl; Robert Alan Dahl; Robert Alan Dahl
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Theodorus Blokland
ISBN: 9781409429319 1409429318 9781409429326 1409429326
OCLC Number: 710045206
Description: xv, 374 pages cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; An American preamble; Foreign policy and political competence; A common point of departure; The behavioralist mood; A logical analysis of polyarchy; Empirical research on polyarchy; Arguments in defense of democratic participation; Power and powerlessness under polyarchy; Epistemological reservations; Modern political science and rationalization; Modern and old-fashioned politics; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Hans Blokland.
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