The Theory of Democratic Elitism: A Critique

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University Press of America, 1980 - Political Science - 109 pages
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A reprint of the 1967 Little, Brown book, Professor Bachrach considers the age-old question of the role of elites in a democracy. He argues that the present influence of elites in the U.S. can be offset only by the revitalization of political participation. The book also provides a historical and analytical examination of the theory of democratic elitism, as well as its soundness both as empirical and as normative theory.

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Peter Bachrach is Professor of Political Science at City University of New York.

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