The Irony of Democracy : An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics
Harmon Zeigler and Thomas Dye
Publication Date :
10 Dec 14
The question at the center of the seventeenth edition of THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY is 'How democratic is American society?' While most American government textbooks address politics from a pluralist perspective, this text approaches the subject using an elitist perspective, thus exposing the irony between it and democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. As a result, this text helps students understand why the U.S. government works as it does.