Political Parties and Democracy: Explorations in History and Theory
This is a study of the Americanization of British politics. Central to this are the ideas of plebiscitarianism - the practice of democracy in which elites manipulate politics using the terminology of democracy to legitimize minority rule.
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Direct Democracy and Progressive Political Reform
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