The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the Public Trust 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415930260
ISBN-10: 041593026X
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"This is a valuable and consistently provocative book. . . . This book will provoke long and diverse reflections on the state of our politics".

-- The New York Times Book Review

From the Back Cover

In THE PARADOX OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, one of our most insightful political commentators turns the conventional view of democracy on its head. John Judis shows that it's never been enough to have active public participation; American democracy has also depended on an enlightened political establishment to shape public opinion on behalf of the national interest. Our political system suffers today because those who once made up this establishment now put their minds and reputation at the service of special interests. THE PARADOX OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY goes straight to the heart of why American politics isn't working and what can be done about it.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 041593026X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0415930260
  • Product Dimensions : 5.56 x 0.69 x 8.18 inches
  • Publisher : Routledge; 1st Edition (March 21, 2001)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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