9780534601669

Cengage Advantage Books: The Irony of Democracy An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780534601669

  • ISBN 10:

    0534601669

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/11/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

1. The Irony of Democracy. 2. The Founding Fathers: The Nation's First Elite. 3. The Evolution of American Elites. 4. Elites in America. 5. Masses in America. 6. Elite-Mass Communication. 7. Political Parties and Ideologies. 8. Elections, Money, and the Myths of Democracy. 9. Organized Interests: Defenders of the Status Quo. 10. The Presidency. 11. The Bureaucratic Elite. 12. Congress: The Legislative Elite. 13. Courts: Elites in Black Robes. 14. American Federalism: Elites in States and Communities. 15. Elite Response to Mass Protest. 16. Public Policy: How Elites Make Decisions. Epilogue: What Can Students Do? Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America. Index.

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