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Political parties and democracy : explorations in history and theory

Author: Arthur Lipow
Publisher: London ; Chicago, IL : Pluto Press, 1996.
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This is a study of the Americanization of British politics. Central to this are the ideas of plebiscitarianism - the practice of democracy in which elites manipulate politics using the terminology of democracy to legitimize minority rule.
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Lipow, Arthur.
Political parties and democracy.
London ; Chicago, IL : Pluto Press, 1996
(OCoLC)603709588
Online version:
Lipow, Arthur.
Political parties and democracy.
London ; Chicago, IL : Pluto Press, 1996
(OCoLC)609222696
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Lipow
ISBN: 0745310990 9780745310992 9780745310985 0745310982
OCLC Number: 33983523
Description: 248 pagesc 23 cm.
Contents: I. Democracy vs. the politics of reform. irect democracy and progressive political reform --
Populism and direct democracy --
Attacking democracy: state funding of political parties ----
II. After Watergate: reform redux. Political reform as a danger to democracy --
Regulating politics --
Democratic rights and the regulation of politics --
'Common cause': the dangerous lobby ----
III. Theorists and advocates. Karl Mannheim: turning Marx upside down --
Alienation and the new slavery --
The authoritarian socialism of H. G. Wells --
Right face: sociology under attack --
Culture of complaint: the fraying of America: A review ----
IV. After the Cold War. Civil society, democracy and the Cold War --
Transnationalism from below: labour into the twenty-first century --
The end of 'The American dream': the crisis in American politics.
Other Titles: Political parties & democracy
Responsibility: Arthur Lipow.
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This is a study of the Americanization of British politics. Central to this are the ideas of plebiscitarianism - the practice of democracy in which elites manipulate politics using the terminology of democracy to legitimize minority rule.

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