The Irony of Democracy : An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics
Publication Date 10 Dec 14
OverviewThe 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.