Neopluralism: the evolution of political process theory
The author shows that a pluralist approach provides a promising foundation for understanding the American political process. McFarland reexamines the major concepts and findings of the most influential advocates of pluralism from the 1950s and 1960s.
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Basic Ideas of Pluralism
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