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In this book Robert Dahl discusses democratic pluralism, by which he means the proliferation and influence of independent organizations such as bureaucratic government branches, political parties ... Read full review
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achieve actors aggregate allocated Alpha American associations auton Beta capitalism Center chapter citizens city-states civic consciousness civic orientations civic virtue cleavages common consequences constitutional cratic crucial decentralized decisions democratic control democratic countries democratic pluralism democratic process democratic socialism demos dilemma distribution of income domination economic inequality economic order egoism enterprises exist final control fundamental right groups highly ideology inclusive increase independent organizations individual inequality influence institutions of polyarchy interests jurisdictional conflicts large-scale democracy less liberal limits majority market capitalism Marx Marxists matters means minority nation-state national bargaining nomic one's organizational pluralism ownership parties percent persons pluralist pluralist theory policies political autonomy political conflicts political resources possible principle problem of democratic public agenda question reason redistribution regime regulative structures relatively autonomous Republic require scale social socialist solution subsystems theoretical theory tion tional tive trade unions U.S. Census Bureau unions United utilitarian workers
Page 10 - 2. Elected officials are chosen in frequent and fairly conducted elections in which coercion is comparatively uncommon. 3. Practically all adults have the right to vote in the election of officials. 4. Practically all adults have the right to run for elective offices in the government, though age limits may be higher for holding office than for the suffrage. 5.