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Political elites in a democracy

Author: Peter Bachrach
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : AldineTransaction, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the potentially explosive issues of the modern era is a vast and growing disparity between the overwhelming predominance of elites in the decision-making process and the democratic ideal that people should participate in making decisions that vitally affect them. In this book an impressive array of political theorists offer conflicting views on the form of democratic elitism practiced in the United States.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bachrach
ISBN: 9780202363462 0202363465
OCLC Number: 351325323
Notes: Originally published: New York : Atherton Press, 1971.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ----
1. The elite concept ---
2. Democratic Practice and Democratic theory ---
3. The American System in Crisis ---
4. A Critique of the Elitist Theory of democracy ---
5. Further Reflections on "The Elitist theory of democracy" ---
6. The Case for Decentralization ---
7. Repressive Tolerance.
Responsibility: Peter Bachrach, editor.

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