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The Resource Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, (electronic resource)

Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, (electronic resource)

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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
Creator
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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Cain, Bruce E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Studies in Election Law and Democracy
  • Cambridge books online
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, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139600545
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
CR9781139600545
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139600545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1088459131
Label
Democracy more or less : America's political reform quandary, Bruce E. Cain, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139600545
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
CR9781139600545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139600545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1088459131

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