The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics

ISBN-13: 9781285870281

ISBN-10: 128587028X

Author: Thomas R Dye, Louis Schubert, Harmon Zeigler

Edition: 17

Publication date:
2015
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Format:
Paperback 432 pages
Category:
Political Science
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Acknowledged author Thomas R Dye wrote The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics comprising 432 pages back in 2015. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 128587028X and 9781285870281. Since then The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $32.25 or rent at the marketplace.


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The question at the center of the seventeenth edition of THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY is "How democratic is American society?" While most American government books address politics from a pluralist perspective (the theory that many groups of people share power in the United States), this book approaches the subject using an elitist perspective (the theory that only a tiny number of people make the decisions that shape our lives). By exposing the irony between elitism and democratic theory and modern pluralism, this eye-opening book helps readers understand why the U.S. government works as it does.