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The Resource Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University

Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University

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Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary
Title
Democracy more or less
Title remainder
America's political reform quandary
Statement of responsibility
Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E. Cain argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. This book traces the tension between populist and pluralist approaches as it plays out in many seemingly distinct reform topics, such as voting administration, campaign finance, excessive partisanship, redistricting, and transparency and voter participation. It explains why political primaries have promoted partisan polarization, why voting rates are declining even as election opportunities increase, and why direct democracy is not really a grassroots tool. Cain offers a reform agenda that attempts to reconcile pluralist ideals with the realities of collective-action problems and resource disparities
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UkCbUP
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Cain, Bruce E
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.C35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in election law and democracy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
Label
Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The ascendancy of reform populism -- 2. Reform pluralism -- 3. How much transparency? -- 4. Participation paradoxes -- 5. Reform cycles -- 6. Fair representation -- 7. Raising the political ethics bar -- 8. Election administration or policy? -- 9. A blended reform agenda
Control code
CR9781139600545
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 125 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139600545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The ascendancy of reform populism -- 2. Reform pluralism -- 3. How much transparency? -- 4. Participation paradoxes -- 5. Reform cycles -- 6. Fair representation -- 7. Raising the political ethics bar -- 8. Election administration or policy? -- 9. A blended reform agenda
Control code
CR9781139600545
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 125 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139600545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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