- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 12, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195072170
- ISBN-13: 978-0195072174
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,645,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Middle American Individualism: Political Participation and Liberal Democracy Paperback – September 12, 1991
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Noted sociologist Gans proposes that since the majority of working-class or middle Americans wish to avoid greater involvement in society in order to pursue individual or leisure activities, that political institutions themselves should improve democracy. To enhance representation, he recommends more staff for elected representatives; lobbies to represent consumers, poor people, and underrepresented groups; increased polling of the public to ascertain needs; more news media to get a greater variety of viewpoints; and more effective use of the legal system and courts to protect rights. He believes a coalition of upper-middle-class liberals and middle Americans is a good place to start. Very readable; recommended for public and academic libraries. David Steiniche, Missouri Western Coll., St. Joseph
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