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作者 Hirschmann, Nancy J
書名 The Future of American Democratic Politics : Principles and Practices
出版項 Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2003
©2003
國際標準書號 9780813559223 (electronic bk.)
9780813532981
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說明 1 online resource (294 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction: A Dialogue on American Democratic Politics -- Part I: The Fundamental American Political Principles -- Chapter 1: Pluralism, Identity Politics, and Coalitions: Toward Madisonian Constitutionalism -- Chapter 2: Equality's Troubles: Madison in Modern America -- Chapter 3: The Majoritarian Impulse and the Declining Significance of Place -- Chapter 4: The Future of Democratic Participation: The Significance of Immigration, Race, and Class -- Chapter 5: The Future of Liberty in American Democratic Politics?: Or the Future of Democracy for the Politics of Liberty? -- Chapter 6: The Rhetoric of Democratic Liberty -- Part II: The Practices of American Democratic Institutions -- Chapter 7: The Future of Legislatures in Democratic Politics -- Chapter 8: Legislative Politics: Institutional Democracy and Public Disaffection -- Chapter 9: The Impact of Bush v. Gore on Future Democratic Politics -- Chapter 10: The Supreme Court and Bush v. Gore: Resolving Electoral Disputes in a Democracy -- Chapter 11: Democratic Ends and Political Parties in America -- Chapter 12: Contentious Democracy Presidential-Interest Group Relations in a Madisonian System -- Conclusion: Perspectives on the Future of American Democratic Politics -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
In this book, fifteen major scholars assess the current state of American democracy, offering a spirited dialogue on the future of democratic politics. Contributors focus on three principles fundamental to democracyequality, liberty, and participation. They examine these principles within the context of the basic institutions of American democracy: Congress and the state legislatures, the president, political parties, interest groups, and the Supreme Court. They raise questions regarding the checks and balances among formal governmental institutions as well as the role of political parties and interest groups. Topics discussed include the incomplete mobilization of the electorate, the debates over campaign finance reform and term limits, the Supreme Courts activist role in the Florida recount, the dangers of teledemocracy and state initiatives, the separation of political participation from residential location, "identity politics," the clash of "negative" and "positive" liberty, and the prospects for personal freedom in an era of terrorist threats. This timely collection covers the issues relevant to the future of American democracy today not only for lawmakers, students, and historians, but for any concerned citizen
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Hirschmann, Nancy J. The Future of American Democratic Politics : Principles and Practices Piscataway : Rutgers University Press,c2003 9780813532981
主題 Democracy - United States
Electronic books
Alt Author Weiner, Marc D
McWilliams, Wilson
Schochet, Gordon
Junn, Jane
Polsby, Nelson
Hochschild, Jennifer
Hansen, John
Tichenor, Daniel
Heumann, Milton
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