The Irony of Democracy (Paperback)

An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics

By Louis Schubert, Thomas R. Dye, Harmon Zeigler

Wadsworth Publishing Company, 9781133607250, 401pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

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The question at the center of the sixteenth edition of THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY is "How democratic is American society?" While most American government texts address politics from a pluralist perspective, this text approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. As a result, this text helps readers understand why the U.S. government works as it does.