The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics
While most American politics texts address American politics from a pluralist perspective, THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY: AN UNCOMMON INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS, Fourteenth Edition, approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. Its key question is, How democratic is American society?
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The irony of democracy is that government "by the people" will not survive if the elites fail to govern wisely. Citing the repeated findings of V.O. Key,  the competence of political activists is ... Read full review
Worst test book I have ever read. Index is terrible. There is no glossary. Information is not well organized.... the list goes on and on....
THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY
THE FOUNDING FATHERS THE NATIONS FIRST ELITE
THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN ELITES
ELITES IN AMERICA
MASSES IN AMERICA
POLITICAL PARTIES AND IDEOLOGIES
ELECTIONS MONEY AND THE MYTHS OF DEMOCRACY
THE BUREAUCRATIC ELITE
CONGRESS THE LEGISLATIVE ELITE
COURTS ELITES IN BLACK ROBES
AMERICAN FEDERALISM ELITES IN STATES AND COMMUNITIES
CIVIL RIGHTS ELITE RESPONSE TO PROTEST
ELITES AND NATIONAL SECURITY
WHAT CAN STUDENTS DO?
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA