The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics
Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Political Science - 432 pages
The question at the center of the 15th edition of THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY is How democratic is American society? While most American government texts address politics from a pluralist perspective, this text approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. As a result, this text helps students understand why the U.S. government works as it does.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
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
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I read this book for my government class at Cuesta over the summer, so I wasn't really expecting to be amazed since it was the main textbook. It was different than a normal textbook just explaining US ... Read full review