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Society on the run : a European view of life in America

Author: Werner Peters
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the United States and its political culture. The author contends that democracy exists at the level of political institutions and processes in the US as well as in its private sector.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Peters
ISBN: 156324585X 9781563245855 1563245868 9781563245862
OCLC Number: 33276980
Description: xxiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Are You Running with Me Jesus?" / Eugene J. McCarthy --
Triumph or Resignation? --
(Post- ) Modern Democracy --
Pursuit of Happiness --
Money, Part I --
Motor and Nemesis of Democracy --
Money, Part II --
Democratizing Money --
The Existential Runner --
The Oral Society --
Pragmatism and Fundamentalism --
Elections and Parties --
Plebiscite and Participation --
"Astrocracy" and Bureaucracy --
The Imperial Presidency --
Pax Americana, Part I --
Mission to Save the World --
Pax Americana, Part II --
Militarizing the Society --
A State of Law(yers) --
The Media --
The Flirtation with the End of History --
Social Decline, Poverty, and Crime --
Reality and Fiction --
Wild at Heart --
Life Is Fun, Part I --
The Pathology of Happiness --
Life Is Fun, Part II --
Outlook.
Other Titles: Existential runner.
Responsibility: Werner Peters.

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