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America’s model of representational government rests on the premise that elected officials respond to the opinions of citizens. This is a myth, however, not a reality, according to James N. Druckman and Lawrence R. Jacobs. In Who Governs?, Druckman and Jacobs combine existing research with novel data from US presidential archives to show that presidents make policy by largely ignoring the views of most citizens in favor of affluent and well-connected political insiders. Presidents treat the public as pliable, priming it to focus on personality traits and often ignoring it on policies that fail to become salient. Melding big debates about democratic theory with existing research on American politics and innovative use of the archives of three modern presidents—Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan—Druckman and Jacobs deploy lively and insightful analysis to show that the conventional model of representative democracy bears little resemblance to the actual practice of American politics. The authors conclude by arguing that polyarchy and the promotion of accelerated citizen mobilization and elite competition can improve democratic responsiveness. An incisive study of American politics and the flaws of representative government, this book will be warmly welcomed by readers interested in US politics, public opinion, democratic theory, and the fecklessness of American leadership and decision-making.

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9780226234380 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 17, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: America’s model of representational government rests on the premise that elected officials respond to the opinions of citizens.

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9780226234410 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 18, 2015, cover price $25.00

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Argues that mass media has become a major anti-democratic force in the United States and worldwide

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9780252024481 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 1, 1999, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Argues that mass media has become a major anti-democratic force in the United States and worldwide

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9781565849754 | New edition (New Pr, June 2, 2015), cover price $22.95
9781565846340 | New Pr, November 1, 2000, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Winner of Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize as well as the Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, Rich Media, Poor Democracy destroys the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information “choices” is a democratic one.

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Product Description: The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?” What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think. Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive...read more

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9780393082821 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 14, 2014, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?

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9780393350753 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 2, 2015), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?

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Product Description: This book is concerned with the nineteenth-century education, family life and employment of working-class girls and women. Based on extensive local research, it also draws on evidence from social, labour and women's history in a wide-ranging analysis of the purposes and practices of girls' education within a variety of forms of schooling, both public and private...read more

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9780333622001, titled "Working-Class Girls in Nineteenth-Century England: Life, Work, and Schooling" | Palgrave Macmillan, June 1, 1997, cover price $169.00 | also contains Working-Class Girls in Nineteenth-Century England: Life, Work, and Schooling | About this edition: This book is concerned with the nineteenth-century education, family life and employment of working-class girls and women.

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Product Description: Americans strongly believe in the idea that our democracy is unique-is an exception, in fact, among other advanced industrialized democracies. But exactly how and why is our political system different? Poloni-Staudinger and Wolf start with the idea that each country's political priorities are influenced by the development of its political beliefs, political culture, and political institutions...read more

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9780387183015, titled "Carcinogenicity: The Design Analysis, and Interpretation of Long-Term Animal Studies" | Springer Verlag, November 1, 1988, cover price $55.00 | also contains Carcinogenicity: The Design Analysis, and Interpretation of Long-Term Animal Studies

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9781483344355 | Cq Pr, February 23, 2015, cover price $43.00 | About this edition: Americans strongly believe in the idea that our democracy is unique-is an exception, in fact, among other advanced industrialized democracies.

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Product Description: Saul Alinsky, according to Time Magazine in 1970, was a "prophet of power to the people," someone who "has possibly antagonized more people . . . than any other living American." People Power introduces the major organizers who adopted and modified Alinsky's vision across the United States:--Fred Ross, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the Community Service Organization and National Farm Workers Association--Nicholas von Hoffman and the Woodlawn Organization--Tom Gaudette and the Northwest Community Organization--Ed Chambers, Richard Harmon, and the Industrial Areas Foundation--Shel Trapp, Gale Cincotta, and National People's Action--Heather Booth, Midwest Academy, and Citizen Action--Wade Rathke and ACORNWeaving classic texts with interviews and their own context-setting commentaries, the editors of People Power provide the first comprehensive history of Alinsky-based organizing in the tumultuous period from 1955 to 1980, when the key organizing groups in the United States took form...read more
By Mike Miller (editor) and Aaron Schutz (editor)

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9780826520418 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Saul Alinsky, according to Time Magazine in 1970, was a "prophet of power to the people," someone who "has possibly antagonized more people .

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9780826520425 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: Examining essential aspects of American life, John Budd investigates how informational sources (print and broadcast media and other resources) fall short when it comes to informing citizens, failing our democracy and damaging the public good.

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9781137448156 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 4, 2015, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Examining essential aspects of American life, John Budd investigates how informational sources (print and broadcast media and other resources) fall short when it comes to informing citizens, failing our democracy and damaging the public good.

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Product Description: A democracy falters when most of its citizens are uninformed or misinformed, when misinformation affects political decisions and actions, or when political actors foment misinformation—the state of affairs the United States faces today, as this timely book makes painfully clear...read more

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9780806146867 | Univ of Oklahoma Pr, January 20, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A democracy falters when most of its citizens are uninformed or misinformed, when misinformation affects political decisions and actions, or when political actors foment misinformation—the state of affairs the United States faces today, as this timely book makes painfully clear.

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Product Description: Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics and society and the protection he receives in the US Constitution established the United States as an ideological trailblazer in this regard...read more

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9781623566715 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 26, 2015, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them.

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9781623560645 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 26, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them.

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Product Description: The Absentee By Maria Edgeworth

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9781437891157 | Indypublish.Com, February 28, 2009, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: The Absentee
9781437808537 | Indypublish.Com, May 31, 2008, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: ReadHowYouWant publishes a wide variety of best selling books in Large and Super Large fonts in partnership with leading publishers.
9781598180954 | Alan Rodgers Books, December 31, 2006, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Irish author Maria Edgeworth was one of the chief early practitioners of more modern novels in English, as well as being one of the pioneering Anglo-Irish authors.
9781404361010 | Indypublish.Com, March 1, 2003, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Lord and Lady Clonbrony are more concerned with fashionable London society than with their responsibilities to those who live and work on their Irish estates.
9781588276964 | Indypublish.Com, January 1, 2002, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Lord and Lady Clonbrony are more concerned with fashionable London society than with their responsibilities to those who live and work on their Irish estates.

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9781505612172 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 18, 2014, cover price $6.99
9781503158153 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 29, 2014, cover price $12.00
9781502777539 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 10, 2014, cover price $37.99
9781500421229 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 6, 2014, cover price $11.45 | About this edition: The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth In August 1811, we are told, she wrote a little play about landlords and tenants for the children of her sister, Mrs.
9781496173034 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 7, 2014, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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9781556853241 | Unabridged edition (Audio Book Contractors, January 30, 1994), cover price $28.99 | About this edition: A comic novel of Irish life concerning the serious consequences of absentee ownership.

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Analyzing American Democracy teaches students to think analytically by presenting current political science theories and research in answering the engaging, big questions facing American politics today. It serves as both an introduction to American politics and to the discipline of political science by reflecting the theoretical developments and empirical inquiry conducted by researchers. Every chapter highlights the most current research and discusses related public policy. It demonstrates for students how to think critically and analytically, bringing theoretical insight to contemporary American politics. More than just a comprehensive overview and description of how American politics works, Jon Bond and Kevin Smith demonstrate how politics can be studied systematically. Throughout the text, they introduce students to the insights gleaned from rational choice, behavioral, and biological approaches to politics. Understanding these three social scientific models and their applications helps students get the most out of their American government course and out of this text--they learn a way of thinking that they can use to make sense of future challenges facing the American polity. A number of features help aid comprehension and critical thinking: Key Questions at the start of every chapter frame the learning objectives and concepts Politics in Practice boxes in every chapter encourage students to think critically about how practice compares with theory Tables, Figures, Charts, and Maps throughout present the empirical details of American politics, helping students gain quantitative literacy Top Ten Takeaway Points at the end of every chapter recap the most important points covered but also help students discern the general principles that make sense of the numerous factual details Key Terms are bolded in the text, defined in the margins, recapped at the end of the chapter, and compiled in a glossary, all to help insure that students can effortlessly master the vocabulary of American politics and political science in order to move on to the more important concepts.

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9781138127432 | Routledge, September 29, 2015, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Analyzing American Democracy teaches students to think analytically by presenting current political science theories and research in answering the engaging, big questions facing American politics today.

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9781138786349 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, June 23, 2016), cover price $88.95

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781107039636 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 31, 2014, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix?

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9781107612266 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 31, 2014, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix?

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781107012653 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 7, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Democracy and Its Elected Enemies reveals that American politicians have usurped their constitutional authority, substituting their economic and political sovereignty for the people's.

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9781107475939 | Italian edition edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, December 18, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Democracy and Its Elected Enemies reveals that American politicians have usurped their constitutional authority, substituting their economic and political sovereignty for the people's.

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Product Description: The book examines the problems that plague contemporary American democracy. Written from the standpoint of democratic theory, and from a progressive point of view, the book explores different facets of American democratic culture and its various deficits – deficits that can lead to the crippling of democratic politics...read more

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9781137382870 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 17, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The book examines the problems that plague contemporary American democracy.

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Product Description: Whereas our nation was once united in purpose, today it is bitterly divided. Why? Racial discrimination, diminishing educational opportunities, poor economic mobility, greedy corporations, and an unresponsive federal government have combined to create two Americas...read more

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9781482231762 | CRC Pr I Llc, December 11, 2014, cover price $71.95 | About this edition: Whereas our nation was once united in purpose, today it is bitterly divided.

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Product Description: America’s economy and democracy are working for the benefit of ever-fewer privileged and powerful people. But rather than just complain about it or give up on the system, we must join together and make it work for all of us. In this timely audiobook, Robert B...read more

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9781491574447 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 9, 2014), cover price $9.99 | also contains Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong With Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It | About this edition: America’s economy and democracy are working for the benefit of ever-fewer privileged and powerful people.
9781480541054 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, July 23, 2013), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: America’s economy and democracy are working for the benefit of ever-fewer privileged and powerful people.

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9780300198089 | Yale Univ Pr, October 28, 2014, cover price $25.00
9780345282965, titled "Whisper of the Axe" | Ballantine Books, December 1, 1977, cover price $2.25 | also contains Whisper of the Axe

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Product Description: In this stimulating volume, Stephen M. Krason considers whether the Founding Fathers' vision of the American democratic republic has been transformed and if so, in what ways. He looks to the basic principles of the Founding Fathers, then discusses the changes that resulted from evolving contemporary expectations about government...read more

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9781412847452 | Transaction Pub, June 27, 2012, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: In this stimulating volume, Stephen M.

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9781412854986 | Transaction Pub, September 8, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In this stimulating volume, Stephen M.

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Product Description: Forty years ago the Watergate scandal deeply wounded Americans’ faith in government. Since then, good-government reformers and big-government opponents have been on a shared mission to make everything transparent. The problem is that too much light is scaring Congressmen away from making the tough choices necessary to govern in the national interest...read more
By Thomas Daschle (foreword by), Bob Dole (foreword by) and Jason Grumet

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9780762791583 | Lyons Pr, September 9, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Forty years ago the Watergate scandal deeply wounded Americans’ faith in government.

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Fresh from the first 10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy.Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before. As the money gets bigger—especially after the Citizens United ruling—and journalism, a core check and balance on the government, declines, American citizens are in danger of becoming less informed and more open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and staggering new research on “the money power,” Dollarocracy shows that this new power does not just endanger electoral politics; it is a challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself.

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9781568587073 | Nation Books, June 11, 2013, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Fresh from the first 10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy.

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9781568589534 | Nation Books, September 2, 2014, cover price $16.99

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Product Description: Blue Jeans in High Places is both a hunt for lost political treasure and a how-to guide for nursing American democracy back to health. The book details how our political culture has become diseased while at the same time dispelling the cynical view that politics has always been like it is today and always will be...read more

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9780989978408 | Little Creek Pr, August 15, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Blue Jeans in High Places is both a hunt for lost political treasure and a how-to guide for nursing American democracy back to health.

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Product Description: In the second edition of Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Henry A. Giroux uses the metaphor of the zombie to highlight how America has embraced a machinery of social and civil death that chills any vestige of a robust democracy...read more

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9781433127199 | 2 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, August 29, 2014), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In the second edition of Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Henry A.

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Product Description: Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.Although he was writing nearly a century ago, William Butler Yeats could just as easily be describing the United States today. The decline and fall of America's global empire is the central feature of today's geopolitical landscape, and the nature of our response to it will determine much of our future trajectory, with implications that reach far beyond the limits of one nation's borders...read more

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9780865717640 | New Society Pub, April 8, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.

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Product Description: Democracy may be one of the most admired ideas ever concocted, but what if it’s also one of the most harebrained? After many years of writing about democracy for a living, David Harsanyi has concluded that it’s the most overrated, overused, and misunderstood idea in political life...read more

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9781621572022 | Regnery Pub, March 10, 2014, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Democracy may be one of the most admired ideas ever concocted, but what if it’s also one of the most harebrained?

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