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Author Rosefielde, Steven
Title Democracy and its elected enemies : American political capture and economic decline / Steven Rosefielde, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Daniel Quinn Mills, Harvard University
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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 人文社會聯圖  JK275 .R67 2013    AVAILABLE    30650020050791
Descript xv, 199 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "Democracy and Its Elected Enemies reveals that American politicians have usurped their constitutional authority, substituting their economic and political sovereignty for the people's. This has been accomplished by creating an enormous public service sector operating in the material interest of politicians themselves and of their big business and big social advocacy confederates to the detriment of workers, the middle class, and the nonpolitical rich, jeopardizing the nation's security in the process. Steven Rosefielde and Daniel Quinn Mills contend that this usurpation is the source of America's economic decline and fading international power, and provide an action plan for restoring "true" democracy in which politicians only provide the services people vote for within the civil and property rights protections set forth in the constitution"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Challenge of American Politocracy: 1. Hard times; 2. Democracy; 3. Politocracy; 4. Silver lining?; 5. Road to ruin; 6. Burden and spoils; 7. Treadmill of reform; Part II. How Politocracy Drives American Policy: 8. Subprime mortgage crisis; 9. Foreign imbroglios; 10. Transnationalism; Part III. Democratic Retreat and Revival: 11. Global retreat; 12. Recovering lost ground
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Democracy -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Mills, Daniel Quinn
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